Howard S Hochster, MD

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Associate Director for Clinical Sciences, Yale Cancer Center; Clinical Program Leader, Gastrointestinal Cancers Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital; Disease Aligned Research Team Leader, Gastrointestinal Cancers Program, Yale Cancer Center

Departments & Organizations

Medical Oncology: Subset Medical Oncology Faculty

Liver Cancer Program

Yale Cancer Center: Developmental Therapeutics | Gastrointestinal Cancers Program | Liver Cancer Program | Yale CTAP

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Howard Hochster is an internationally known expert in Cancer Clinical Trials and early cancer drug development, particularly in gastrointestinal cancer. He joined the Yale faculty in July, 2010, as Associate Cancer Center Director for Clinical Research and Director of GI Oncology. He has published widely on treatment of colon, pancreatic and gastric cancer and has been in the forefront of developing newer chemotherapy and targeted agents for these diseases. Dr. Hochster directed the Office of Clinical Trials and Developmental Therapeutics at the NYU Cancer Institute during his tenure there (1987-2010) among several other leadership positions. He was President of the New York Cancer Society in 2004 through 2006 and is a Medical Director of the Chemotherapy Foundation, as well as advisor to the Israel Cancer Research Foundation. He has served on several NIH study sections and ASCO committee. In 2009-2010 he chaired the colorectal track for the ASCO Annual meeting.

Education & Training

MD Yale School of Medicine (1980)
MS Yale University, Chemistry (1976)
BS Yale University (1976)
Fellow (Fullbright) Jules Bordet Institut, Brussels, Belgium
Fellow New York University School of Medicine
Intern, Resident Bellevue Hospital / New York University School of Medicine
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1983)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Hematology (Internal Medicine) (1986)

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Contact Info

Howard S Hochster, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Cancer CenterYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste North Pavilion 8

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
333 Cedar Street
Box 208028

New Haven, CT 06039

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