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Benjamin L. Judson, MD

Otolaryngology

  • Offers Telehealth
Affiliated With: Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale Medicine

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Biography - Benjamin L. Judson, MD

Benjamin Judson, MD, is the chief of the Yale Medicine Division of Otolaryngology. He specializes in performing surgery to remove benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, which can range from oral cavity tumors, to pharynx and larynx tumors, to skin cancers.

“I enjoy what I do tremendously,” says Dr. Judson, who typically works with a team of other specialists, including oncologists, radiologists and pathologists. He says that listening carefully to his patients’ concerns, going over each patient’s records as a group, and taking time to communicate information to the patient are especially important. “I think it makes all the difference,” he says.

The biggest change in the care of patients with head and neck cancer is minimally invasive surgery, and, according to Dr. Judson, it is evolving on multiple fronts. Such techniques and tools as lasers, surgical robots, and operating through the mouth to avoid incisions are approaches that can mean an easier recovery for the patient, with fewer aesthetic and functional side effects, he says. “These techniques might not be appropriate for every patient, but when they are they are a total game changer.”

The next step researchers are working on revolves around achieving a better understanding of the biology of head and neck tumors, says Dr. Judson. This knowledge will help doctors to tailor treatment for each patient more precisely, maximizing their ability to cure the disease while minimizing side effects.

A professor of otolaryngology at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Judson has research interests in investigating outcomes and quality in head and neck cancer therapy. He is also involved in supporting a biorepository of head and neck cancers to support continued research that would ultimately improve care at Yale and other institutions.

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Overview

Gender

Male

Specialty

Otolaryngology

Conditions & Treatments

Larynx Cancer, Oral Tumors, Pharynx Cancer, Salivary Gland Tumor, Skin Cancer, Skull Base Tumors, Thyroid Disease

Language(s)

English

Education & Training

Education

Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Georgetown University Hospital Washington D.C.

Fellowship

New York Weill Cornell Medical Center;Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York NY

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  • AETNA
  • ANTHEM BC/BS
  • BERKELEY CARE NETWORK
  • CIGNA HEALTHCARE
  • COMMUNITY CARE NETWORK
  • CONNECTICARE
  • CORVEL
  • FIRST HEALTH NETWORK
  • FOCUS HEALTHCARE
  • GREAT WEST
  • HUSKY
  • MEDICAID
  • MEDICARE
  • MULTIPLAN
  • OXFORD HEALTH PLANS
  • RAILROAD MEDICARE
  • TRICARE/CHAMPUS
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE
  • US FAMILY HEALTH PLAN
  • WELLCARE

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Smilow Cancer Hospital

35 Park St.
New Haven, CT 06519

Main (203) 200-4622
Fax (203) 200-2028

Yale Otolaryngology

800 Howard Avenue
Yale Physicians Building, 4th FL
New Haven, CT 06519

Main (203) 785-5430
Fax (203) 785-3970

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