Bonnie Elyssa Gould Rothberg, MD, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Departments & Organizations

Medical Oncology: Subset Medical Oncology Faculty

Experimental Pathology Graduate Program

Obesity Research Working Group

School of Public Health

Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Prevention and Control | SPORE in Lung Cancer

Yale Medicine


Dr. Gould Rothberg is currently appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology) at the Yale School of Medicine with secondary appointments in the Departments of Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Pathology. She received her MD (1994), MPH (2005) and PhD in Epidemiology (2009) all from Yale University. She completed her Internal Medicine residency in June 2016. Prior to rejoining Yale in 2003, she was employed at CuraGen Corporation, a start-up genomics company in New Haven, where she led the research team in Pharmacogenomics as well as contributed to as a clinician to their Phase I drug program (1997-2002). Her current research is focused on developing comprehensive prognostic models for early-stage cancers where the risk of recurrence following curative surgery is ~50% in the setting of standard active surveillance. Using melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer as model systems, she is evaluating the associations of tumor somatic mutations, germline genetic variation, gene expression and modifiable lifestyle factors (e.g., smoking, energy balance, quality of life) with outcome with the intent of determining predictors of prognosis that can be translated into the clinic. Towards this goal, Dr. Gould Rothberg's lab has in-house sequencing capacity to complete whole exome and transcriptome analyses on the Ion Torrent platform and her lab is interested in developing bioinformatic and statistical pipelines to support the needed data analysis and modeling. Lastly, Dr. Gould Rothberg currently serves as the Medical Director of the Yale Lung and Gastrointestinal Cancer Biorepositories where she oversees all aspects of participant recruitment, biospecimen handling and laboratory information management.

Education & Training

PhD Yale University (2009)
MPH Yale School of Public Health (2005)
MD Yale University School of Medicine (1994)
BA Cornell University, Biological Sciences (Genetics and Development) (1990)
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2016, recertified: 2018)

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Bonnie Elyssa Gould Rothberg, MD, PhD, MPH
Patient Care Location
Oncology Extended Care ClinicSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
35 Park Street, Wing Smilow Cancer Hospital Fl 12th Floor

New Haven, CT 06511
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Office Location
Winchester Building
25 York Street, Ste WWW216

New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
Medical OncologyYale Cancer Center
P.O. Box 208028

New Haven, CT 06520-8028

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