Newswise — New Haven, Conn. — Debra Brandt, D.O. and Kevin Kim, M.D. were each honored with the Yale Cancer Center (YCC) Award for Clinical Excellence at YCC’s annual Conclave on Monday, January 13. The night celebrated the accomplishments of goals set for 2019 and honored faculty and staff with clinical and research prizes. The award for Clinical Excellence is given annually to YCC clinicians who best exemplify excellence in clinical care including superb clinical skills, use of patient- and family-centered approach to care, and inclusion of a multidisciplinary care model.

Brandt is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine (Medical Oncology) and Medical Director of the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center at Torrington. “Dr. Brandt is a truly exceptional doctor who advocates for her patients in every way, exhibits compassion and empathy for her patients as a mentor and teacher,” said Anne Chiang, M.D., Chief Network Officer for the Smilow Cancer Hospital Network, who presented Brandt with the award. “We thank her for all she has done for her patients and the community and the high standards and keen intelligence that she brings to all that she does.”

Kim is a Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and Section Chief of Interventional Radiology at YCC and Smilow Cancer Hospital. Benjamin Judson, M.D., Chief Ambulatory Officer for Smilow Cancer Hospital, presented Kim with his award, “Dr. Kim brings an essential level of expertise that our community of physicians and staff reaches out to continuously to take good care of our patients. He is always available and brings exceptional care to several clinical programs in Smilow."

About Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital
Yale Cancer Center (YCC) is one of only 51 National Cancer Institute (NCI-designated comprehensive cancer) centers in the nation and the only such center in Connecticut. Cancer treatment for patients is available at Smilow Cancer Hospital through 13 multidisciplinary teams and at 15 Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Smilow Cancer Hospital is accredited by the Commission on Cancer, a Quality program of the American College of Surgeons. Comprehensive cancer centers play a vital role in the advancement of the NCI’s goal of reducing morbidity and mortality from cancer through scientific research, cancer prevention, and innovative cancer treatment.


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