Gary Vincent Desir MD

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

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Nephrology

Research Interests

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


  • M.D., Yale University, 1980

Selected Publications

  • Sizova, D., Velazquez, H., Sampaio Maia, B., Quelhas-Santos, J., Pestana, M., and Desir, G.V. 2013. Renalase regulates renal dopamine and phosphate metabolism. American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology. In Press.
  • 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.
  • Desir, G.V., Tang, L., Wang, P., Li, G., Sampaio-Maia, B., Quelhas-Santos, J., Pestana, M., and Velazquez, H. 2012. Renalase lowers ambulatory blood pressure by metabolizing circulating adrenaline. Journal of the American Heart Association 1:e002634



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