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Richard Sutton, MD/PhD

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Richard Sutton, MD/PhD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Infectious Diseases

    PO Box 208056, 333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8056

    United States

Richard Sutton
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Appointments

Biography

After finishing his undergraduate studies at Brown University, Dr. Sutton enrolled in the MSTP at Stanford, where he obtained his PhD degree with Dr. John Boothroyd, working on African trypanosomes. He then completed a categorical residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in infectious diseases at UCSF. After post-doctoral stints with Drs. Harold Varmus, Dan Littman, and Pat Brown in which he worked on HTLV cell binding and entry and the development of HIV-based gene therapy vectors, he joined the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine. In 2008 he was recruited to Yale to continue his work on HIV replication and lentiviral vectors. Dr. Sutton spends approximately 50% of his time at the research bench and 25% in the clinical setting, both out-patient and in-patient. Currently he is also the chief of ID at VACT in West Haven.

Education & Training

  • MD/PhD
    Stanford University School of Medicine (1989)
  • Post-doctoral fellow
    UCSF then Stanford University
  • Fellow
    UC San Francisco
  • Resident
    Hospital University of Pennsylvania
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease (1994, recertified: 2014)

Activities

  • Identifying Elite Controllers in Uganda
    Kampala, Uganda 2017
  • Identifying and characterizing HIV+ elite and viremic controllers
    Mek'ele, Ethiopia (2015-2018)
    We have active collaborations with two sites in Africa to recruit HIV+ individuals who are able to control HIV in the absence of ART; we are actively exploring whether there is a genetic component to virologic control in these individuals.

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding Organization
2013 Avant Garde ScholarNIH-NIDA

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
NIH-NIAID & NIH-NIDAStudy Section2003 - Present
Yale UniversityInstitutional Biosafety Committee
Yale UniversityRecombinant DNA Committee

Departments & Organizations