Gary V. Desir
Gary V. Desir
Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine; Vice Provost, Faculty Development and Diversity; Chair, Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
Elected to the Academy in 2021


New York University, 1976, BA, Biology; Yale University, 1980, MD

Professional Area

Novel discoveries focused on physiology of the kidney. In addition to numerous grants and publications, Professor Desir holds 7 patents based on renalase-based therapeutics and is a prominent mentor and leader in Connecticut‘s medical community and a leader in support of Diversity and Inclusion.


Esteemed physician scientist recognized for innovative discoveries of kidney function providing insights into regulating blood pressure, diabetes, cell survival, and novel therapeutics against cancer; career is distinguished for the highest professional standards, exemplary leadership, mentorship, and dedication to an inclusive culture in Connecticut and beyond.