Gary Vincent Desir MD

Professor of Medicine and of Forestry And Environmental Studies; Interim Chair, Department of Medicine

Departments & Organizations

LCME Faculty Subcommittee

Office of Student Research

MOREInternal Medicine: Nephrology

Research Interests

Hypertension; Diabetes, Acute kidney injury; Catecholamines metabolism more...


  • M.D., Yale University, 1980

Selected Publications

  • Wang, L., Velazquez, H., Moeckel, G., Chang, J., Ham, A., Lee, HT., Safirstein, R., and Desir, G.V. 2014. Renalase prevents acute kidney injury via a receptor-mediated mechanism. Journal American Society of Nephrology. Online before Print; DOI:10.1681/asn.2013060665.
  • Sizova, D, Velazquez, H, Sampaio-Maia, B, Quelhas-Santos, J, Pestana, M, Desir, G.V. 2013. Renalase regulates renal dopamine and phosphate metabolism. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol, 305: F839-844, 2013.
  • Lee, H.T., Kim, J.Y., Kim, M., Wang, P., Tang, L., Baroni, S., D'Agati, V.D., and Desir, G.V. 2013. Renalase protects against ischemic AKI. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 24:445-455.



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