Richard Bucala, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pathology

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: CPIRT - Pulmonary Infection Research and Treatment | Diabetes Research Center | Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Program | Liver Center | Rheumatology: Rheumatic Diseases Research Core

Pathology: Experimental Pathology Graduate Program

School of Public Health: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

Faculty Research


Skin Diseases Research Center, Yale

Stem Cell Center, Yale

Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Immunology

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Microbiology: Immunology & Host Response; Parasites | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology: Hematology, Vascular Biology and Inflammation; Human Disease Pathology, Physiology and Intervention; Receptors and Signal Transduction; Virology and Immunology

Yale Medicine

Global Health Studies: Infectious Diseases

Office of Cooperative Research

Education & Training

MD Cornell College (1986)
PhD Rockefeller University (1985)
BS Yale University (1979)
MS Yale University (1979)
Fellow Hospital for Special Surgery
Resident Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Visiting Fellow Institut Pasteur, Paris

Honors & Recognition

  • American Association of Physicians (2009)

  • American Society for Clinical Investigation (1996)

Professional Service

  • Arthritis & Rheumatology (2016) Editor-in-Chief

  • Journal of Immunology (2010) Associate Editor

  • Alumni Schools Committee (2008)

  • NIH (2006) NIH Biodefense and Chemical Countermeasures


  • Genetic studies of human host susceptibility to tuberculosis South Africa (2010)

    Genetic studies of human host susceptibility to tuberculosis

  • Genetic Susceptibility to Leishmania Colombia (2008)

    The Bucala group is investigating the genetic susceptibility to the parasitic infection Leishmania in collaboration with researchers in Cali, Colombia.

  • Genetic studies of human host susceptibility to Leishmaniasis Cali, Colombia (2005)

    Genetic studies of human host susceptibility to Leishmaniasis

  • Genetic epidemiology studies Kenya; Zambia (2003)

    Role of innate immunity in malaria infection

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