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Benjamin L. Judson, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology); Chief Ambulatory Officer, Smilow Cancer Hospital; Interim Chief, Division of Otolaryngology, Yale Medicine; Interim Residency Program Director, Yale Medicine

Contact Information

Benjamin L. Judson, MD

Patient Care Location

  • Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center at Yale New Haven
    35 Park Street, Ste 4th Floor Multispecialty Care Center
    New Haven, CT, 06511

Mailing Address

  • Otolaryngology Surgery

    330 Cedar Street, PO Box 208062

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8062

    United States

Benjamin L. Judson
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Dr. Judson specializes in the surgical treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck. He is passionate about achieving the best possible results for his patients, tailoring minimally invasive surgical approaches to each patient and their condition, reducing possible aesthetic and functional side effects. His clinical interests include oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx tumors, salivary tumors, thyroid malignancies, skin cancers, and sinonasal tumors. He attended Middlebury College, obtained a Masters Degree at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated from Jefferson Medical College. He completed a residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Otolaryngology and a fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology. His research interests include investigating outcomes and quality in head and neck cancer therapy, participating in clinical trials, and supporting a bio-repository of head and neck cancers at Yale that enables basic and translational science.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Jefferson Medical College (2002)
  • MPA
    University of Pennsylvania, Government Administration (1995)
  • BA
    Middlebury College, Economics (1991)
  • Resident
    Georgetown University Hospital
  • Administrative Chief Resident
    Georgetown University Hospital
  • Research Fellow
    Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Fellow
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certification
    AB of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (2008)


  • Peace Corps Volunteer and Training Coordinator
    Sri Lanka (1991-1994)
    Peace Corps Volunteer and Training Coordinator

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Alavi Mandell AwardSociety of Nuclear Medicine2009
Roy B. Sessions AwardGeorgetown University Hospital2007
Scholarship, 15th Annual Course: Multidisciplinary Management of Head and Neck Cancer and Thyroid and Parathyroid DiseasesTHANC Foundation2005
Program Director's AwardDepartment of Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital2003
Alpha Omega Alpha2001
Sweeny ScholarshipUniversity of Pennsylvania

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