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Authors > Lynn T. Tanoue, MD

Lynn T. Tanoue, MD is Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary); Clinical Chief, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine; Director, Yale Lung Screening and Nodule Program; Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Internal Medicine at Yale University. She is a co-author of Lung Cancer: A Practical Approach to Evidence-Based Clinical Evaluation and Management.


Dr. Tanoue received her medical degree from Yale, and completed training in internal medicine and pulmonary/critical care medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital.


Her clinical interests focus on thoracic oncology and lung cancer screening. She established the Yale New Haven Hospital Tuberculosis Outreach Program, which over the past fifteen years has performed tuberculosis screening in thousands of English-as-a-Second-Language students enrolled at the New Haven Center for Adult Education. Dr. Tanoue serves on numerous national committees, including the American College of Chest Physicians lung cancer guidelines writing committee and Thoracic Oncology Network steering committee, the American Thoracic Society Thoracic Oncology Assembly Executive Committee, and the Pulmonary Board and Examination Committee of the American Board of Internal Medicine.


As an active clinician, mentor, and educator at Yale, Dr. Tanoue has received a number of awards including the Dean’s Mentors Award, the Department of Internal Medicine Faculty Achievement Award for Clinical Care, and the Leffell Prize for Clinical Excellence. She is President-elect of the Yale New Haven Hospital medical staff. Her contributions to Yale School of Medicine include the founding of the Yale Medical Symphony Orchestra, of which she is a member and President of its Board of Directors.

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