Scott Nicholas Gettinger, MD

Scott Nicholas Gettinger, MD
Thoracic Oncology, Medical Oncology
Accepting new patients? Yes
Referrals required? From patients or physicians
Patient type treated: Adult

Dr. Scott Gettinger, assistant professor of medicine in the Section of Medical Oncology, is involved in the Yale Cancer Center's multidisciplinary disease programs for head and neck and lung cancer. Gettinger, who came to Yale from Beth Israel Medical Center, is working closely with the Head and Neck Cancer Program to develop innovative therapies for these diseases, with the goal of improving the efficacy of current treatment modalities with particular attention to patients' quality of life. He has also joined the Yale-New Haven Thoracic Oncology Program and will be involved in designing and launching clinical trials exploring newer treatment options for lung cancer patients.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.