Daniel J. Boffa MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Section of Thoracic Surgery)

Specialties & Subspecialties

Cancer Center, Yale: Gastrointestinal Cancer Program | Thoracic Oncology Program

Surgery: Thoracic Surgery

Education & Training

  • M.D., University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (1997)
  • Resident, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY , General Surgery  (1993 - 2004)
  • Fellow, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH , Thoracic Surgery  (2004 - 2007)
  • Administrative Chief Resident, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Patient Care

Accepts New Patients? Yes | Patient Type: Adult, Child | Accepts referrals from patients


Clinical Interests

Esophageal cancer; lung cancer; achalasia; gastroesophageal reflux disease; hiatal hernias; esophageal diverticulum; minimally invasive surgery; hyperhidrosis


Cancers Treated

Chest Wall Tumors, Esophagus, Lung, Mediastinal Tumors, Mesothelioma, Thymomas


Board Certifications

  • Surgery, Board Certified (2007)
  • Surgery, Thoracic, Board Certified (2008)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus, Adenocarcinoma of the Gastroesophageal Junction, Stage IB Esophageal Cancer, Stage IIA Esophageal Cancer, Stage IIB Esophageal Cancer, Stage IIIA Esophageal Cancer, Stage IIIB Esophageal Cancer, and Esophagus RTOG 1010: A Phase III Trial Evaluating the Addition of Trastuzumab to Trimodality Treatment of HER2-Overexpressing Esophageal Adenocarcinoma {CIRB}
Novel Treatment to Enhance Smoking Cessation before Cancer Surgery

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