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Michael DiGiovanna, MD, PhD

Medical Oncology, Breast Oncology
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Dr. DiGiovanna is a native of Long Island, NY, who graduated from Cornell University in 1984 with a B.A. and a double major in the fields of biochemistry and music. He attended Yale University from 1984 through 1990 where he was earned the MD and PhD degrees, with his PhD in Pharmacology. He continued his post-graduate training at Yale, performing internship and residency in Internal Medicine, a research post-doctoral fellowship, and a clinical fellowship in Medical Oncology. He is currently an attending physician in Medical Oncology and Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and Pharmacology at Yale University. His clinical specialty is breast cancer and he conducts both clinical and laboratory-based research. His translational laboratory research is focused on signal transduction in breast cancer. He also has a leadership role in education at the Yale School of Medicine, including current roles as Director of Pharmacology Curriculum and Director of Modules (clinical pathophysiology courses).


  • Professor of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology)
  • Chair, Breast Cancer Tumor Board, Yale Cancer Center
  • Curriculum Director, Office of Education
  • Thread Leader, Pharmacology, Office of Education
  • Master Course Co-Leader, Office of Education

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine (1997)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Yale University (1997)
  • Resident
    Yale University School of Medicine (1994)
  • PhD
    Yale University (1990)
  • MD
    Yale University (1990)
  • BA
    Cornell University, Biology (Biochemistry), Music (1984)

Additional Information

  • Yale Cancer Center
    Yale New Haven Shoreline Medical Center
    111 Goose Lane, Fl 2nd Floor
    Guilford, CT, 06437