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Barbara A. Burtness, MD

Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine

  • Offers Telehealth
Affiliated With: Yale Medicine

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Online scheduling is not available at this time. Please call us at (203) 200-4622 to schedule your appointment.

Locations

Smilow Cancer Hospital New Haven, CT 06519
Smilow Cancer Hospital Torrington, CT 06790

Biography - Barbara A. Burtness, MD

Barbara Burtness, MD, is a Yale Medicine medical oncologist who sees patients at Yale Cancer Center. She has made it her life’s mission to help people diagnosed with head and neck cancer, which can be a devastating disease even after it is cured—it can impact a person’s appearance, as well as the ability to speak, swallow, and eat.

“Patients often encounter unpleasant outcomes that can include difficulty swallowing solid foods, impaired nutrition, aspiration, and feeding tube dependence,” says Dr. Burtness. “Younger patients may have to deal with these side effects for decades after cancer treatment.”

A careful treatment approach can help prevent these problems. She and her team evaluate the tumor location and decide which primary treatment (surgery or radiation therapy) will best cure the cancer and cause the fewest possible negative outcomes.

A professor of medicine at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Burtness’ research lab is actively studying new cures for head and neck cancers. “We want to help improve these patients’ quality of life,” she says.

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Overview

Gender

Female

Specialty

Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine

Conditions & Treatments

Esophageal Cancer, Head & Neck Cancers, Salivary Gland Tumor, Thyroid Cancer

Language(s)

English;German

Education & Training

Education

SUNY @ Stonybrook

Internship

Yale New Haven Hospital

Residency

Yale New Haven Hospital

Fellowship

Memorial Sloan Kettering

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Accepted Insurance

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  • AETNA
  • ANTHEM BC/BS
  • CIGNA GATEKEEPER PRO
  • CIGNA HEALTHCARE
  • COMMUNITY CARE NETWORK
  • COMPWORKS
  • CONNECTICARE
  • CONSUMER HEALTH NETWORK
  • CORVEL
  • FIRST HEALTH NETWORK
  • FOCUS HEALTHCARE
  • GREAT WEST
  • HEALTHCARE VALUE MANAGEMENT
  • HUMANA
  • HUSKY
  • MANAGED COMP
  • MEDICAID
  • MEDICARE
  • MULTIPLAN
  • OXFORD HEALTH PLANS
  • PREFERRED HEALTH WORKS
  • PRIME HEALTH SERVICES
  • PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (PHCS)
  • TRICARE - HEALTH NET FEDERAL
  • TRICARE/CHAMPUS
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE
  • WELLCARE

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35 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06519

Main (203) 200-4622
Fax (203) 200-5057

200 Kennedy Dr.
Torrington, CT 06790

Main (860) 482-5384
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