Edelson to be honored with National Physician of the Year award

Dr. Richard L. Edelson, professor and department chair of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine, will be one of five distinguished physicians to receive the National Physician of the Year award from Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

Edelson is an internationally-recognized pioneer in the research and treatment of cutaneous t-cell lymphoma (CTCL), a cancer affecting the skin. He identified and characterized this cancer, and his research group played a central role in deciphering the basic properties of CTCL cells in order to develop effective therapies.

Edelson is the Aaron B. and Marguerite Lerner Professor of Dermatology and has served as director of the Yale Cancer Center. Castle Connolly Medical Ltd publishes guides to the best doctors in the United States. Edelson will receive the Clinical Excellence Award at a ceremony on March 26.