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Melissa Durand, MD

Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, Breast Imaging
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Melissa Durand, MD, is a diagnostic radiologist who specializes in breast imaging, including ultrasound, MRI, mammography, and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), an advanced form of breast imaging that provides detailed images of the breast to allow doctors to detect cancer as early as possible.

Dr. Durand says her job is rewarding because it is “the best combination of direct patient care, delicate procedure work, and dedicated teamwork.” She tells patients who may need treatment, “You have a great team behind you now, and we are going to work together to make the best possible plan for you.”

In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Durand is a researcher with a focus on breast cancer screening and diagnosis with tomosynthesis. She is the recipient of several grants and serves as the Yale principal investigator of a multisite collaborative DBT research group that has co-authored several landmark papers on DBT. 


  • Associate Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging

Education & Training

  • Breast and Body Fellow
    Yale University (2012)
  • Resident
    Hartford Hospital (2010)
  • Internship
    St. Vincents Hospital (2006)
  • MD
    University of Kansas School of Medicine (2005)
  • MS
    University of Massachusetts, Animal Science-Immunology (2001)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Additional Information

  • Yale Diagnostic Radiology
    Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
    35 Park Street, Ste North Pavilion - 1st Floor
    New Haven, CT, 06511
  • Shoreline Medical Center
    Yale New Haven Shoreline Medical Center
    111 Goose Lane
    Guilford, CT, 06437
  • Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center - North Haven
    6 Devine Street
    North Haven, CT, 06473
  • 150 Long Wharf Drive
    New Haven, CT, 06511