Gary Vincent Desir, MD

Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine; Board Chair, Yale Medicine; Chair, MED Internal Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Diversity Committee | Nephrology

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Yale Cancer Center: Signal Transduction

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Yale Institute for Global Health

Education & Training

MD Yale University (1980)
BA New York University, Biology (1976)
Fellow Yale School of Medicine
Resident Yale School of Medicine
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1983)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Nephrology (1986)

Honors & Recognition

  • Established Investigator AwardAmerican Heart Association (1995)

  • Salt and Water Club (1992)

  • Career Development AwardVeterans Affairs (1991)

  • Faculty Development AwardRobert Wood Johnson Foundation (1984)

  • Alpha Omega AlphaYale School of Medicine (1980)

  • Phi Beta KappaNew York University (1976)

  • Founders Day AwardNew York University (1976)

Professional Service

  • Journal Biological chemistry (2018 - Present) Ad-Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal American Society of Nephrology (2018 - Present) Ad-Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal Clinical Investigation (2018 - Present) Ad-Hoc Reviewer

  • American Journal of Physiology (2018 - Present) Ad-Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Membrane Biology (2018 - Present) Ad-Hoc Reviewer

  • Diabetologia (2018 - Present) Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Hepatology (2018 - Present) Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • PLOSone (2018 - Present) Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Kidney International (2018 - Present) Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • NIH Special Emphasis Panel 2014/10 ZRG1 DKUS-L (11) B (2014) Member

  • American Society of Hypertension (2014) Committee Member

  • NIH Special Emphasis Panel PO1 application review (2014 - Present) Member

  • NIH Special Emphasis Panel ZDK1 GRB-J O (2013) Member

  • American Society of Hypertension (2012) Committee Member

  • NIH Study Section: Cellular Aspects of Diabetes & Obesity Study Section (2009 - 2011) Member

  • American Journal of Medicine (2005 - Present) Editorial Board

  • Association of VA Chiefs of Medicine (2004 - Present) Member

  • NIH Study section: General Medicine B (2000 - 2004) Member

  • American Society of Nephrology (1998) Co-Chair, "Renal K and Cl channels and transporters"

  • American Physiological Society (1998) Co-Chair, Session on “Biology of K channels: From molecules to disease”

  • American Society of Nephrology (1996) Co-Chair, "Potassium channels in K homeostasis"

  • American Journal of Physiology (1995 - 2008) Editorial Board

  • National Kidney Foundation (1995 - 2000) Fellowship Grants review committee

  • American Society of Nephrology (1995) Co-Chair, "Molecular Biology of potassium channel"

  • National Kidney Foundation, Connecticut Affiliate (1994 - 2000) Board of Directors

  • American Heart Association CT Affiliate (1993 - 1996) Grant Review Committee

  • Subspecialty of Nephrology, Society for General Physiologists (1986) Member

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (1983) Member

Activities

  • 42nd Annual AMHE Scientific Convention Fajardo, Puerto Rico (2015 - 2015)

  • 2015 Kidney Week, American Society of Nephrology San Diego, United States (2015 - 2015)

  • 16th Annual International Amine Oxidase Conference Sydney, Australia (2014 - 2014)

  • Yangtze River International Congress of Cardiology Chongqing, China (2013 - 2013)

  • 10th International Catecholamines Symposium Pacific Grove, United States (2012 - 2012)

  • American Society of Hypertension New York, United States (2012 - 2012)

  • Argentinian Society of Hypertension Buenos Aires, Argentina (2012 - 2012)

  • International Society of Nephrology Vancouver, Canada (2011 - 2011)

  • Shanghai International Integrative Medicine Congress Shanghai, China (2011 - 2011)

  • Development projects in Haiti Verrettes, Haiti (2011 - 2011)

    As part of a multidisciplinary course offered at the Yale School Forestry, designed to explore sustainable development in the Haitian context, we collaborate with L’Hopital Albert Schweitzer in the Artibonite Valley (north of Port-au-Prince). We provide advice to the hospital on the development and...

  • Visiting Professor at Columbia University Medical Center New York, United States (2010 - 2010)

  • Visiting Professor at New York University Medical Center New York, United States (2009 - 2009)

  • International Society of Nephrology Milan, Italy (2009 - 2009)

  • American Society of Nephrology San Diego, United States (2009 - 2009)

  • University Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, United States (2009 - 2009)

  • Medical Grand Rounds Worcester, United States (2009 - 2009)

  • Ion Channels as Therapeutic Targets Boston, United States (2009 - 2009)

  • Cardiology Grand Rounds Worcester, United States (2008 - 2008)

  • Ion channel Target Boston, United States (2008)

  • Ion Channels Discovery San Francisco, United States (2008 - 2008)

  • Aurora Biomed. Ion channel retreat. Vancouver, Canada (2008 - 2008)

  • American Society of Hypertension New Orleans, United States (2008 - 2008)

  • Medical Grand Rounds Worcester, United States (2008 - 2008)

  • Visiting Professor at Baylor School of Medicine Houston, United States (2007 - 2007)

    Renalase, blood pressure, and kidney function.

  • Necker Seminars in Nephrology Paris, France (2007 - 2007)

  • International Society of Nephrology Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2007 - 2007)

  • IBC conference: Ion channels as therapeutic target. San Diego, United States (2007 - 2007)

  • International Society of Nephrology Vienna, Austria (2007 - 2007)

  • Amgen Symposium Paris, France (2007 - 2007)

  • Visiting Professor at Roche Pharmaceuticals Branchburg, United States (2006 - 2006)

    “Renalase regulates cardiac function and blood pressure.”

  • Visiting Professor at Amgen Thousand Oaks, United States (2006 - 2006)

    Renalase regulates cardiac function and blood pressure.

  • American Society of Hypertension New York, United States (2006 - 2006)

  • Canadian Society of Nephrology Québec City, Canada (2006 - 2006)

  • Visiting Professor at Boehringer Ingelheim Ridgefield, United States (2005 - 2005)

    Renalase regulates cardiac function and blood pressure.

  • Visiting Professor at Abbott Pharmaceuticals Chicago, United States (2005 - 2005)

    Renalase regulates cardiac function and blood pressure.

  • Visiting Professor at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Boston, United States (2005 - 2005)

    “Function and Regulation of Kv1.3,” “Renalase.”

  • Aurora Biomed. Ion channel retreat. Vancouver, Canada (2004 - 2004)

  • Visiting Professor at University of Texas Health System at San Antonio San Antonio, United States (2003 - 2003)

  • Visiting Professor at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals New York, United States (2002 - 2002)

    Function and Regulation of Kv1.3.

  • Visiting Professor at Chicago Medical School Chicago, United States (2002 - 2002)

    Renal Kv channels.

  • Visiting Professor at Pittsburgh University School of Medicine Pittsburgh, United States (2002 - 2002)

    Renal Kv channels

  • Visiting Professor at Boston University School of Medicine Boston, United States (2001 - 2001)

    Renal Kv channels.

  • Visiting Professor at Millenium Pharmaceuticals Cambridge, United States (2001 - 2001)

    Function and Regulation of Kv1.3.

  • Visiting Professor at Bristol Myers Squibb New York, United States (2001 - 2001)

    Function and Regulation of Kv1.3

  • International Symposium. American Physiological Society Bethesda, United States (1999 - 1999)

  • Medical Grand Rounds Burlington, United States (1998 - 1998)

  • Mount Sinai Medical School. New York, United States (1997 - 1997)

  • International Society of Nephrology: "Molecular cloning of a novel cGMP-gated potassium channel.” Madrid, Spain (1995 - 1995)

  • Bayer Pharmaceutical Wuppertal, West Germany: "Cloning and functional expression of a novel cGMP- gated K channel.” Wuppertal, Germany (1994 - 1994)

  • Cornell School of Medicine, Department of Physiology: "Cloning and functional expression of a novel cGMP-gated K channel.” New York, United States (1994 - 1994)

  • International Symposium on "Pharmacological control of calcium and potassium homeostasis- Biological therapeutic and clinical aspects" Florence, Italy (1994 - 1994)

  • Tulane University Medical Center, Department of Medicine: "Molecular cloning of a novel cGMP-gated K channel.” New Orleans, United States (1993 - 1993)

  • Tulane University Medical Center, Department of Medicine: "Molecular cloning of a novel cGMP-gated K channel.” New Orleans, United States (1993 - 1993)

  • American Physiological Society/FASEB: Symposia "Approaches to cloning renal transporters.” Anaheim, United States (1992 - 1992)

  • University of Michigan, Section of Nephrology: "Molecular biology of epithelial potassium channels.” Ann Arbor, United States (1991 - 1991)

  • Dartmouth Medical School, Department of Physiology: "Molecular cloning of voltage-gated epithelial K channel isoforms from rabbit kidney and LLC-PK1 cells.” Hanover, United States (1991 - 1991)

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Gary Vincent Desir, MD
Office Location
Dept of Internal MedicineBoardman Building
330 Cedar Street, Ste BB 110

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Internal MedicinePO Box 208056
330 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8056