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Committed to Excellence: Yale Department of Internal Medicine

Gary Desir, MD

Message from the Chair

Life before the pandemic seems distant. When this report is released, we will have passed the two-year mark from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

You may recall that last year’s Department of Internal Medicine report focused primarily on our response to the pandemic. In this year’s book, we focus on the evolving circumstances of managing numerous COVID-19 waves; and at the same time, minimizing delays for non-COVID care, expanding scientific knowledge, and fulfilling our educational missions.

This year’s annual report begins in the fall of 2020, when Connecticut experienced its second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and shares our accomplishments through the fall of 2021.

While we don’t know whether or when the pandemic will end, what I do know is that every single person continues to play a vital role in the success of the department. What we have outlined in this annual report is a magnificent team effort from everyone across the department—from those providing clinical care; to others in the labs conducting research; the educators teaching the future health care workers; and all the support staff behind the scenes.

Thank you for taking the time to review this report. I would love to hear from you. Please contact me with any questions.


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