Joseph N Contessa MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Specialties & Subspecialties

Gamma Knife Center, Yale-New Haven

Cancer Center, Yale: Brain Tumor Center | Head and Neck Cancer Surgery Program

Therapeutic Radiology/Radiation Oncology

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Medical College of Virginia Commonwealth Universit (2003)
  • M.D., Medical College of Virginia-VA Commonwealth Univ. (2004)
  • Intern, The University of Michigan , Internal Medicine (2004 - 2005)
  • Resident, The University of Michigan , Radiation Oncology (2005 - 2009)

Patient Care

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


Clinical Interests

Tumors of the Central Nervous System; Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiotherapy; Brain Metastases; Head and Neck Cancer


Board Certifications

  • Radiation Oncology, Board Certified (2011)

Clinical Trials

ConditionsStudy Title
Randomized Phase II/III Trial of Surgery and Postoperative Radiation Delivered With Concurrent Cisplatin Versus Docetaxel Versus Docetaxel and Cetuximab for High-Risk Squamous Cell Cancer of the Head and Neck (RTOG 1216)

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