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Melissa Young, MD, PhD

Therapeutic Radiology
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Melissa Young, MD, PhD, is a therapeutic radiologist who specializes in treating head and neck, breast, and gynecologic cancers with radiation therapy.

“The ability to play an integral role in how a patient’s cancer is treated—and possibly cured—is a rewarding experience,” Dr. Young says. “I value being able to support my patients through the challenges of cancer therapy.”

Dr. Young says she appreciates collaborating with colleagues from different disciplines to create the best treatment plan for patients with complicated cancers. “That extra support helps strengthen my patient care relationships during and after treatment,” she says.

Dr. Young is the director of Yale Medicine’s Head & Neck Radiotherapy program.  


  • Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology
  • Medical Director, Trumbull Radiation Oncology Center, Therapeutic Radiology
  • Chief, Head and Neck Radiotherapy Program, Therapeutic Radiology

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Yale School of Medicine (2015)
  • MD
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (2010)
  • PhD
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (2010)

Additional Information

  • Yale Therapeutic Radiology
    Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
    35 Park Street
    New Haven, CT, 06511
  • Yale Therapeutic Radiology
    Trumbull Radiation Oncology Center
    5520 Park Avenue
    Trumbull, CT, 06611