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Lynn D. Wilson, MD, MPH, appointed Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Radiation Oncology

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Lynn D. Wilson, MD, MPH, appointed Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Radiation Oncology

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Lynn D. Wilson, MD, MPH, to the position of Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Radiation Oncology for Smilow Cancer Hospital and our Smilow Cancer Hospital Network. Dr. Wilson’s established leadership within the Department of Therapeutic Radiology and his dedication to the success of our Radiation Oncology program has led to improved and innovative care for our patients and an unwavering focus on excellence. In his new role, Dr. Wilson will partner with our Smilow leadership team to ensure that multidisciplinary treatment is available for all patients and that coordinated radiation oncology treatment is accessible across our Smilow cancer hospital network.

Professor of therapeutic radiology and dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine, Dr Wilson specializes in the treatment of patients with cutaneous lymphoma and breast cancer. In addition, he is Executive Vice President and Director of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Therapeutic Radiology. He was the first recipient of the David J. Leffell, MD Award for Clinical Excellence and is a past recipient of the Francis Gilman Blake Award for his teaching at the Yale School of Medicine. In 2011, he was named a fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (FASTRO).

Dr Wilson graduated from Denison University and received his Masters of Public Health in Health Services Administration from the Yale School of Public Health before earning his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and was chief resident before joining the faculty in 1994.

Please join us in thanking James B. Yu, MD, MHS, for his leadership and service to Smilow Cancer Hospital as Deputy Chief Physician for Radiation Oncology over the past year. Dr Yu announced that he would be leaving Yale School of Medicine and Smilow Cancer Hospital at the end of the year to pursue another career opportunity. We wish Dr Yu the best in his future endeavors and look forward to working closely with Dr Wilson in his new leadership role.

Submitted by Dianna Malvey on September 17, 2021