Richard Bucala, MD, PhD

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

Departments & Organizations

Infectious Diseases

Cancer Immunology


Internal Medicine: Diabetes Research Center | Interstitial Lung Disease Program (ILD) | Liver Center | Rheumatology

Office of Student Research


School of Public Health: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases | Parasitology Program

Skin Diseases Research Center, Yale

Stem Cell Center, Yale

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

Yale Medical Group

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

  • Associate Editor Journal of Immunology (2010)

  • Co-Editor Arthritis & Rheumatism (2010)

  • Alumni Schools Committee (2008)

  • NIH Biodefense and Chemical Countermeasures NIH (2006)

International Activity

  • 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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Contact Info

Richard Bucala, MD, PhD
Patient Care Location
Yale RheumatologyYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Office Location
The Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street, Ste S411

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208031
300 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8031