Melissa Durand, MD


Diagnostic Radiology

Conditions & Treatments

Breast Cancer, Breast Imaging, Diagnostic Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)


Melissa Durand, MD, is a diagnostic radiologist who specializes in breast imaging, including ultrasound, MRI, mammography, and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), an advanced form of breast imaging that provides detailed images of the breast to allow doctors to detect cancer as early as possible.

Dr. Durand says her job is rewarding because it is “the best combination of direct patient care, delicate procedure work, and dedicated teamwork.” She tells patients who may need treatment, “You have a great team behind you now, and we are going to work together to make the best possible plan for you.”

In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Durand is a researcher with a focus on breast cancer screening and diagnosis with tomosynthesis. She is the recipient of several grants and serves as the Yale principal investigator of a multisite collaborative DBT research group that has co-authored several landmark papers on DBT. 





Years In Practice


Affiliated With

Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale Medicine


Education & Training


University of Massachusetts;University of Kansas School of Medicine


St. Vincents Hospital


Hartford Hospital


Yale University, New Haven, CT

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • 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