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Lynn D. Wilson

Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and of Dermatology; Executive Vice Chairman, Therapeutic Radiology; Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Radiation Oncology Services, Yale Cancer Center, Smilow Cancer Hospital ; Director of Clinical Affairs, Clinical Program Leader, Therapeutic Radiology, Yale Cancer Center; Associate Director of the Residency Training Program, Therapeutic Radiology

Contact Information

Lynn D. Wilson, MD, MPH, FASTRO

Patient Care Location

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Therapeutic Radiology

    P. O. Box 208040

    New Haven, CT 06520-8040

    United States



Lynn Wilson, MD, MPH, Executive Vice Chairman and Director of Clinical Affairs of Yale Medicine’s Therapeutic Radiology Department, cares for patients with cutaneous lymphoma and breast cancer at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven. As a board-certified radiation oncologist, Dr. Wilson’s primary goal is to successfully treat his patients while limiting side effects from radiation treatment. “This can be best achieved through multidisciplinary collaboration among specialists focused on the patient,” he says.

Through the use of specialized techniques, Dr. Wilson and his colleagues have been able to provide substantial pain relief (also called palliative care) for those in need, enhancing their quality of life. “Yale is both a national and international destination medical center for patients with cutaneous lymphoma,” he explains. “Our total skin electron beam therapy program is recognized as a major, national program anchored by a team with significant international expertise.”

In addition to providing clinical care, Dr. Wilson is also a professor of therapeutic radiology and dermatology. He studies outcomes and treatment-related factors for patients receiving care for cutaneous lymphoma, lung and breast cancers.

For example, new research reveals that there may be disparities in clinical outcomes for cutaneous lymphoma based on race. “This is a significant finding,” explains Dr. Wilson. “We are working toward understanding why this may be the case, so that we can address these issues for our patients.”

Dr. Wilson serves on the board of trustees for the American Board of Radiology and is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology board of directors.

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (1994)
  • Intern
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (1991)
  • MD
    George Washington University (1990)
  • MPH
    Yale University School of Medicine (1986)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
ASTRO-Annual Meeting and Program Scientific Committee, Chairman 2014
Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (Yale no longer considered part of NY Metro after 2014)2014
New York Magazine Best Doctors (Yale no longer considered part of NY Metro after 2014)2014
American Radium Society, Scientific Program Committee, Chairman2009
David J. Leffell Prize for Clinical ExcellenceYale School of Medicine2008
Francis Gilman Blake AwardYale School of Medicine2008
America's Top Doctors2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
America's Top Doctors for Cancer2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
American Cancer Society Clinical Oncology Career Development Award 1995

Professional Service

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Board of Directors MemberBoard Member2016 - 2018
Yale Medicine (YM), Quality Work GroupMember2015 - 2016
Yale Medicine/Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH), Medical Leadership CouncilMember2015 - 2017
Yale Medicine (YM), Operations CommitteeMember2013 - 2018
Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI), Research Committee MemberMember2013 - 2016
American Board of Radiology (ABR), Board of Trustees MemberBoard Member2011 - 2018
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Chairman, Annual Meeting Scientific CommitteeMember2011 - 2014
Chair, Department of Therapeutic Radiology Quality Improvement CommitteeChairperson2011 - 2018
Residency Review Committee Member for Radiation Oncology, ACGMEMember2009 - 2015
Yale Medicine (YM), Practice Operations and Standards CommitteeMember2009 - 2018

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