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Allen Bale, MD

Genetics, Clinical Genetics
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Patient type treated
Child, Adult
Accepting new patients
Referral required
From patients or physicians
Board Certified in
Internal Medicine and Clinical Genetics


Allen Bale, MD, is a clinical geneticist who has spent nearly three decades investigating cancer predisposition syndromes, which occur when a person inherits one or more genes that predispose him or her to cancer. For example, one of the better-known genes that can be inherited with a mutation is the BRCA1 gene. A mutation in this gene increases the risk that a person will develop breast cancer. 

Dr. Bale also oversees clinical genome sequencing at the Yale Center for Genome Analysis. His research replies on the latest “DNA sequencing technology for the discovery of new human disease genes,” Dr. Bale says. 

He has collaborated on many research projects, including with the Hospital General de Mexico on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Dr. Bale is a professor of genetics at Yale School of Medicine. 


  • Professor of Genetics
  • Director, DNA Diagnostic Lab

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    National Cancer Institute (1988)
  • Resident
    Western Pennsylvania Hospital (1983)
  • MD
    University of Massachusetts, Medicine (1979)
  • BS
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Life sciences (1975)

Additional Information

  • Yale Genetics
    Yale New Haven Hospital
    20 York Street, Ste West Pavilion 2nd Floor
    New Haven, CT, 06510