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Dr. Lynn Wilson Appointed Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Radiation Oncology at Smilow Cancer Hospital

Friday, October 1, 2021

New Haven, CT  Lynn D. Wilson, MD, MPH, has been named Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Radiation Oncology for Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven and the Smilow Cancer Hospital Network. Wilson’s established leadership at Yale Cancer Center and in the Department of Therapeutic Radiology at Yale School of Medicine and dedication to the success of the Smilow Cancer Hospital radiation oncology program has led to enhanced, innovative care for patients and a steadfast focus on excellence. 

A Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and Dermatology at Yale School of Medicine, Wilson specializes in treating patients with cutaneous lymphoma and breast cancer. In addition, he serves as Executive Vice Chairman and Director of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Therapeutic Radiology. He was the inaugural recipient of the David J. Leffell, MD Prize for Clinical Excellence and is a past recipient of the Francis Gilman Blake Award for teaching at Yale School of Medicine. In 2011, Wilson was named a Fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (FASTRO).

Wilson is a graduate of Denison University and earned his master’s in public health in health services administration from Yale School of Public Health before obtaining his medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and served as Chief Resident before joining the faculty at Yale School of Medicine in 1994.


Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS), the largest and most comprehensive healthcare system in Connecticut, is recognized for advanced clinical care, quality, service, cost effectiveness and commitment to improving the health status of the communities it serves. YNHHS includes five hospitals – Bridgeport, Greenwich, Lawrence + Memorial, Westerly and Yale New Haven hospitals, several specialty networks and Northeast Medical Group, a non-profit medical foundation with several hundred community-based and hospital-employed physicians. YNHHS is affiliated with Yale University and Yale Medicine, the clinical practice of the Yale School of Medicine and the largest academic multi-specialty practice in New England. Yale New Haven Hospital is the primary teaching hospital of Yale School of Medicine.

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