Tristen S. Park, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Departments & Organizations

Surgery: Surgical Oncology

Faculty Research

Yale Cancer Center: Breast Center | Cancer Immunology

Yale Medicine


Dr Tristen S. Park  earned her medical degree at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and is a surgical oncologist specializing in the treatment of breast cancer and breast diseases. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Cell and molecular biology with honors from Cornell University. She completed a general surgery residency at Rutgers University and a three year combined surgical oncology research fellowship and a Clinical Immunotherapy fellowship at the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health under the world-renowned  Dr. Steven A Rosenberg. She subsequently completed a Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Duke University. She currently an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Yale and heads the Breast oncology cancer research bank, where all tissue and blood is stored for future research within the Yale Cancer Center.

Dr. Park's clinical interests include triple negative breast cancer and cancer immunotherapy,  from her training at the National Cancer Institute she has a particular interest in cancer immunology and the potential role of immunotherapy in the treatment of breast cancer. Outside of medicine, she is a classically trained pianist and had studied solo piano, chamber music and history at Cornell University, the Aaron Copland College of Music and the Mannes Conservatory of Music in New York City.

Education & Training

MD Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2006)
BA Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, Molecular Biology (2001)
Fellow, Breast Surgical Oncology Duke University Medical Center
Fellow, Immunotherapy and Surgical Oncology National Cancer Institute/ National Institutes of Health
Residency, General Surgery Rutgers University
Board Certification AB of Surgery, General Surgery (2014)

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