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Yale Department of Internal Medicine 2021-2022 Annual Report

Gary Desir, MD

Message from the Chair

The Department of Internal Medicine continues to increase the size of its faculty and staff as well as expand the scope of its clinical care, research, and educational initiatives.

We saw patient volumes on the medicine service hit historic levels this year while finally emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2022, Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) was named a leading hospital in early COVID care by Healthgrades, a Denver-based company that provides information about hospitals and health care providers. According to Healthgrades, YNHH’s mortality rates were some of the lowest in the country; more impressively, there were no observed differences in care outcomes between white, Black, and Hispanic people.

Our faculty members have been honored for their educational excellence. Research initiatives at Yale received applause on the national and international stages. And our entire department acquired new prominence as its website and Boardman entryway were updated to highlight everything that makes our department not only unique but also an excellent organization to belong to.

We are poised to succeed in all our missions while committing to ongoing improvements in the well-being and sense of community among our clinicians, educators, researchers, learners, and staff.

Thank you for reviewing this report, which contains so many highlights from our department this year. Be sure to read the story about the Committed to Excellence wall display— one of our many endeavors to showcase the clinicians, educators, researchers, trainees, and staff members of the department.

I would love to hear from you; please contact me with any questions or comments.


Gary V. Désir, MD
Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine
Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity
Chair, Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
Chief, Internal Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital