Richard Pierce, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care); Associate Program Director for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Pediatrics

Departments & Organizations

Pediatrics: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Pediatric Critical Care Transport Program; Pediatric Intensive Care Unit | Pediatric Genomics Discovery Program (PGDP)

Human and Translational Immunology Program

Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Ric Pierce grew up in the midwest and completed his undergraduate studies at Oberlin College followed by a Master of Science degree in organic chemistry and Medical Doctorate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Following medical school he completed pediatric residency at Connecticut Children's Medical Center before coming to Yale New Haven Children's Hospital for pediatric critical care fellowship. He has continued at Yale University as faculty and is actively engaged in the care of critically ill children as well as several basic and translational vascular biology research projects and multiple educational endeavors with students, residents and fellows. 

Education & Training

MD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2010)
MS University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Organic Chemistry (2008)
Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Yale University
Pediatric Residency Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Board Certification AB of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2013)
Board Certification AB of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (2016)

Honors & Recognition

  • Early Career Reviewer ProgramNational Institute of Health (2018)

  • Howard Pearson Pediatric Faculty Teaching AwardYale Pediatric Housestaff (2018)

  • Young Investigator Coaching AwardSociety for Pediatric Research (2018)

  • Faculty Honor RollYale University Pediatric Residency (2017, 2018)

  • Yale Pediatric Housestaff Fellow Teaching AwardYale University Pediatric Residency (2015)

  • National Institute of Health Loan Repayment ProgramNational Institute of Health (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Professional Service

  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2019 - Present) Reviewer

  • Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigator (PALISI) Network (2015 - Present)

  • Shock Society (2014 - Present)

  • Society for Pediatric Research (2014 - Present)

  • Society for Critical Care Medicine (2012 - Present)

  • North American Vascular Biology Organization (2012 - Present)

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Contact Info

Richard Pierce, MD
Lab Location
Amistad Street Building
10 Amistad Street

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine333 Cedar Street
PO Box 208064

New Haven, CT 06520