Melissa R. Young, MD,PhD


Radiation Oncology

Conditions & Treatments

Breast Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Radiation Oncology

(203) 200-2100
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Melissa Young, MD, PhD, is a therapeutic radiologist who specializes in treating head and neck, breast, and gynecologic cancers with radiation therapy.

“The ability to play an integral role in how a patient’s cancer is treated—and possibly cured—is a rewarding experience,” Dr. Young says. “I value being able to support my patients through the challenges of cancer therapy.”

Dr. Young says she appreciates collaborating with colleagues from different disciplines to create the best treatment plan for patients with complicated cancers. “That extra support helps strengthen my patient care relationships during and after treatment,” she says.

Dr. Young is the director of Yale Medicine’s Head & Neck Radiotherapy program.  





Affiliated With

Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale Medicine


Education & Training


The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Yale New Haven Hospital

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
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  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
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  • us family health plan
  • wellcare