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Deborah Dyett Desir, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine - Rheumatology; Medical Director Hamden CT site, Rheumatology

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Deborah Dyett Desir, MD


Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (1987)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (1983)
  • Intern
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (1981)
  • MD
    Yale University School of Medicine (1980)
  • BA
    Harvard University, Biochemistry (1976)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors for 2022Connecticut Magazine2022
Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2022Castle Connolly2022
Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors for 2021Connecticut Magazine2021
Community Service AwardSouthern Connecticut Black Nurses Association2019
Connecticut Magazine's Top Doctors for 2017Connecticut Magazine2017
Community Service AwardWest Haven Black Coalition2014
Business AwardNew Haven Club of the National Assoc. of Negro Business & Professional Women's Clubs, Inc.2013
Citizen of the YearChi Omicron Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc2012
Community Service AwardNew Haven Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women1993
Woman of the YearThe National Council of Negro Women, Inc.1993
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Minority Medical Faculty Development GrantRobert Wood Johnson Foundation1985
Arthritis Foundation FellowArthritis Foundation1984
National Medical Fellowships, Merit Graduation AwardHenry Kaiser Family Foundation1980
John P. Peters Prize for an Outstanding ThesisYale University School of Medicine1980
Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical SocietyAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Society1980

Professional Service

Garden Club of AmericaGCA Ad hoc Committee on Cultivating Common Ground and Building Diversity2021 - Present
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Theta Epsilon Omega ChapterCovid-19 Pandemic Relief Committee2020 - Present
American College of RheumatologyExecutive Committee2020 - Present
American College of RheumatologyBoard of Directors2020 - Present
American College of Rheumatology FoundationSecretary2020 - Present
American College of RheumatologyCommittee on Corporate Relations2020 - Present
The New Haven (CT) Chapter of Links, Inc.Covid-19 Pandemic Rapid Response Committee2020 - Present
New Haven County Medical AssociationPresident2019 - 2020
Yale-New Haven HospitalMedical Executive Administrative Committee2019
Community Medical GroupBoard of Directors2019
Connecticut State Medical SocietyLegislative Committee2018 - Present
American College of RheumatologyAMA Alternate Advisor to the RUC2017 - 2020
New Haven County Medical AssociationPresident-elect2017 - 2019
American College of RheumatologyCommittee on Finance2017 - Present
American College of RheumatologyPsoriatic Arthritis Guideline Project2016 - 2018
Yale-New Haven HospitalMedical Executive Committee2016 - 2019
New Haven County Medical AssociationVice President2016 - 2017
Connecticut State Medical SocietyCouncil Member2016 - Present
Connecticut State Medical SocietyFinance Committee2016 - Present
Connecticut State Medical SocietyElizabeth Blackwell Women's Section2016 - Present
The New Haven (CT) Chapter of Links, Inc.Treasurer2015 - 2021
New Haven County Medical AssociationTreasurer2015 - 2016
Community Medical GroupCompensation Committee2014 - 2019
American College of RheumatologyBoard of Directors2014 - 2017
New Haven County Medical AssociationBoard Member2013 - Present
State of Connecticut Partnership Advisory Panel on LupusCommittee Member2011 - 2015
American College of RheumatologyGovernment Affairs Committee2010 - 2013
New Haven County Medical AssociationEthical and Judicial Affairs Committee2010 - 2013
American College of RheumatologyDiversity Task Force2008 - 2009
New Haven County Medical AssociationBoard Member2004 - 2011
Community Medical GroupCredentialing Committee, Formerly YNHH-IPA Credentialing Committee1998 - 2019

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