Fred Gorelick MD

Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases) and of Cell Biology; Deputy Director, Yale M.D., Ph.D. Program

Biographical Info

After completing medical school and internal medicine training at the University of Missouri, Dr. Gorelick trained at Yale in Gastroenterology. Afterhis clinical training, he began basic science training with Dr. James Jamieson at Yale. During that period he described calcium-calmodulin dependent protein kinase II and subsequently worked with Dr. Paul Greengard (Rockefeller University) to examines the enzyme's mechanism of activation, a response critical to memory.

His later work has focused on the mechanisms of acute pancreatits and how digestive enzymes, such as trypsin, are activated within the pancreas during this disease. Dr. Gorelick sees patients with gastrointestinal diseases at the VAMC in West Haven, CT. He is also the Deputy Director for the Yale physician Scientist program and directs a year-long course for the group that links basic science to clinical disease. He laboratory at the VA studies the molecular mechanisms related to acute pancreatitis with a goal of developing tools that prevent or lessen disease.

Education & Training

University of Missouri (1973)
Post Doctoral
Yale University, Cell Biology (1977 - 1980)
Visiting Scientist
Rockefeller University, Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (1986 - 2013)

Honors & Recognition

  • ASCI
    Amer Soc Clin Investigation (1990)
  • William Go Life-time Achievement Award
    American Pancreatic Association (2008)
  • Bohmfalk Teaching Award in Basic Science
    Yale University (2007)
  • American Association of Physicians
    AAMC (2010)
  • Morton Grossman Research Award
    American Gastroenterological Association (1984)

Professional Service

  • Chairperson (member 2001-2006), National Institutes of Health (06/1/2004 - 06/01/2006)
  • Chairperson, NIH (06/01/2009 - 06/01/2009)

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