Richard A. Matthay, MD, treats patients at the Yale Medicine Winchester Chest Clinic in New Haven. He specializes in lung cancer, and also treats patients with such serious lung ailments as asthma and advancing lung disease. While these can be difficult diseases, he always emphasizes “the importance of thinking positively.”
Dr. Matthay, who has been treating patients at Winchester Chest for 30 years, is excited about new, more successful treatments for lung cancer. Early diagnosis and care of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, is vital, Dr. Matthay says, adding that what sets Yale Medicine apart from other practices is “the deep camaraderie among my fellow physicians.”
He is a senior member of the Yale Medicine Thoracic Oncology Program (TOP) and a professor of medicine (pulmonary) at Yale School of Medicine. He serves on the boards of several medical journals, and recently edited a book on lung cancer with TOP program colleague Lynne Tanoue, MD.