David Leffell, MD

David Leffell, MD

Dermatology New Haven, CT

David Paige Smith Professor of Dermatology, Plastic Surgery & Otolaryngology; Section Chief

Office Address

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  • 40 Temple St
    5th Floor, Suite 5a
    New Haven, CT 06510
    Phone: (203) 785-3466
    Fax: (203) 785-5256


  • I founded the Section of Dermatologic Surgery & Cutaneous Oncology in the Department of Dermatology at Yale in 1988. Since that time the program has grown to combine patient-centered sub-specialty care with ongoing translational research. In 1996 we were part of the team that discovered the PTCH1 gene. Other areas of research include melanoma, skin imaging, anti-aging devices and treatments, wound healing, and the genetics of non-melanoma skin cancer. I have trained 19 fellows in Procedural Dermatology (ACGME Fellowship) and have 3 faculty colleagues in the Section.

Dr. Leffell's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Dermatology: Dermatologic Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Skin Cancer; Melanoma; Plastic Reconstruction; Laser; Skin Aging; Skin Aging

Dr. Leffell's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • David Paige Smith professor of dermatology & surgery; Section ChiefDepartment of Dermatology, Yale School of Medicine
    New Haven, CT

Dr. Leffell's Education & Medical Training

  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health CentersUniversity of Michigan Hospitals and Health CentersResidency, Dermatology
  • Yale University School of MedicineYale University School of MedicineFellowship, NIH Post-doctoral Research Fellowship
  • Yale-New Haven HospitalYale-New Haven HospitalResidency, Dermatology
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterResidency, Internal Medicine
  • McGill University Faculty of MedicineMcGill University Faculty of MedicineMedical School

Dr. Leffell's Certifications & Licensure

  • CT State Medical LicenseCT State Medical License1984 - 2015
  • American Board of DermatologyAmerican Board of DermatologyDermatology, 1987
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine, 1984

Dr. Leffell's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesMeaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2012
  • American Academy of DermatologyFellow (FAAD)American Academy of Dermatology
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Dr. Leffell's Publications & Presentations

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Dr. Leffell's Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • French

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Connecticare FlexPOS
  • Great West PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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