Hari Anant Deshpande, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Physician Biography

Sarcomas are a rare type of cancer affecting less than 20,000 patients a year in the United States. I see patients who need systemic therapy (chemotherapy, immunotherapy or targeted therapy) as part of their management. I work closely with the sarcoma surgeons including Deiter Lindskog who runs the sarcoma program. Patients are presented at our multidisciplinary tumor board and may be candidates for one of our clinical trials.

I also treat patients with thyroid cancers and I am a member of the head and neck cancer and GU cancer teams.

Finally I am the Director of the Medical Oncology Consult service in charge of caring for patients who are admitted to Yale New Haven Hospital with a new cancer diagnosis.


It is an honor for me to care for our patients and work with the wondeful employees at the Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital.

Clinical Interests

  • Medical Oncology
  • Sarcoma

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Medical Oncology: Subset Medical Oncology Faculty

General Adult Urology

Urologic Oncology Program

Yale Cancer Center: Endocrine Cancers Program | Head & Neck Cancers Program | Prostate & Urologic Cancers Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Board Certifications

  • Hematology (Internal Medicine) AB of Internal Medicine (1998)

  • Medical Oncology AB of Internal Medicine (1999)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Other Endocrine System, Thyroid A Phase II Study Using Regorafenib as Second or Third Line Therapy in Metastatic Medullary Thyroid Cancer
Bladder, Other Urinary A Phase 1b Dose-escalation and Dose-expansion Study of Enfortumab Vedotin (ASG-22CE) in Combination With Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor (CPI) Therapy for Treatment of Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Urothelial Cancer
Bladder A Phase III, Multicenter, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study of Atezolizumab (Anti−PD-L1 Antibody) as Monotherapy and in Combination With Platinum-Based Chemotherapy in Patients With Untreated Locally Advanced or Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma
Anus, Bladder, Colon, Esophagus, Kidney, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx, Lung, Other Digestive Organ, Other Endocrine System, Other Female Genital, Other Male Genital, Other Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs, Other Urinary, Ovary, Pancreas, Prostate, Rectum, Small Intestine, Stomach, Thyroid, Unknown Sites, Breast DART: Dual Anti-CTLA-4 and Anti-PD-1 Blockade in Rare Tumors
Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx A Phase 3 Randomized, Open-Label Clinical Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Pembrolizumab Plus Epacadostat, Pembrolizumab Monotherapy, and the EXTREME Regimen as First Line Treatment for Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (KEYNOTE-669/ECHO-304)
Bladder, Other Urinary A Single-arm, Open-label, Multicenter Study of Enfortumab Vedotin (ASG-22CE) for Treatment of Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Urothelial Cancer Who Previously Received Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor (CPI) Therapy
Prostate A Phase III, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Trial Testing Ipatasertib Plus Abiraterone Plus Prednisone/Prednisolone, Relative to Placebo Plus Abiraterone Plus Prednisone/Prednisolone in Adult Male Patients With Asymptomatic or Mildly Symptomatic, Previously Untreated, Metastatic Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer
Other Skin A Phase 2, Open-Label, Single Arm Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Pembrolizumab in Participants With Recurrent or Metastatic Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma (R/M cSCC)
Prostate TRITON2: A Multicenter, Open-label Phase 2 Study of Rucaparib in Patients With Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer Associated With Homologous Recombination Deficiency
Bladder, Other Urinary An Open Label, Multicenter, Single Arm Phase II Study to Evaluate the Activity and Tolerability of the Novel mTOR Inhibitor, MLN0128 (TAK-228), in Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Urothelial Tract Whose Tumors Harbor a TSC1 and/or a TSC2 Mutation
Prostate A Randomized Phase 2 Study of Cediranib in Combination With Olaparib Versus Olaparib Alone in Men With Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer
Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx A Randomized Phase III Study of Pembrolizumab Given Concomitantly With Chemoradiation and as Maintenance Therapy Versus Chemoradiation Alone in Subjects With Locally Advanced Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (KEYNOTE-412)
Phase I An Open-Label, Multicenter, Global Phase 2 Basket Study of Entrectinib for the Treatment of Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors That Harbor NTRK1/2/3, ROS1, or ALK Gene Rearrangements
Bladder An Open-Label, Randomised, Multi-Drug, Biomarker-Directed, Multi-Centre, Multi-arm Phase 1b Study in Patients With Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer (MIBC) Who Have Progressed on Prior Treatment (BISCAY)
Bladder, Kidney, Lung, Melanoma, skin, Breast A Phase 1/2, Open-label, Multicenter, Dose Escalation and Dose Expansion Study of NKTR-214 and Nivolumab in Patients With Select Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumor Malignancies
Prostate A Phase 1 Study To Evaluate The Safety, Pharmacokinetics And Pharmacodynamics Of Escalating Doses Of A Vaccine-based Immunotherapy Regimen (Vbir) For Prostate Cancer (Pf-06753512)
Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx, Soft Tissue A Phase II Study of Enzalutamide (NSC# 766085) for Patients With Androgen Receptor Positive Salivary Cancers
Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx Single-Arm Phase II Trial of Dual Inhibition of EGFR With Afatinib and Cetuximab With Correlative Studies in the Second-Line Treatment of Recurrent or Metastatic Squamous Cell Cancers of the Head and Neck
Thyroid A Phase 2 Study of Efatutazone, an Oral PPAR Agonist, In Combination With Paclitaxel in Patients With Advanced Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx A Two-arm, Open-label, Randomized Phase II Study of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) Monotherapy Versus Standard Chemotherapy in Platinum Pre-treated, Recurrent or Metastatic Nasopharyngeal Cancer (NPC) (Keynote-122)

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Contact Info

Hari Anant Deshpande, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Cancer CenterSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste 4th Floor

New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Addresses
PO Box 208028
333 Cedar Street,

New Haven, CT 06520-8028
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
4th Floor Multidisciplinary Clinic

New Haven, CT 06511

Curriculum Vitae