Richard Bucala, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pathology

Departments & Organizations

Infectious Diseases

Cancer Immunology


Internal Medicine: Diabetes Research Center | Interstitial Lung Disease Program (ILD) | Rheumatology

Office of Student Research


School of Public Health: Parasitology Program

Skin Diseases Research Center, Yale

Stem Cell Center, Yale

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology: Hematology, Vascular Biology and Inflammation; Human Disease Pathology, Physiology and Intervention; Receptors and Signal Transduction; Virology and Immunology

Yale Medical Group

Education & Training

MD Cornell College (1986)
PhD Rockefeller University (1985)
BS Yale University (1979)
MS Yale University (1979)
Fellow Hospital for Special Surgery
Resident Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Visiting Fellow Institut Pasteur, Paris

Honors & Recognition

  • American Association of Physicians (2009)

  • American Society for Clinical Investigation (1996)

Professional Service

  • Associate Editor Journal of Immunology (2010)

  • Co-Editor Arthritis & Rheumatism (2010)

  • Alumni Schools Committee (2008)

  • NIH Biodefense and Chemical Countermeasures NIH (2006)

International Activity

  • Genetic studies of human host susceptibility to tuberculosis South Africa (2010)

    Genetic studies of human host susceptibility to tuberculosis

  • Genetic Susceptibility to Leishmania Colombia (2008)

    The Bucala group is investigating the genetic susceptibility to the parasitic infection Leishmania in collaboration with researchers in Cali, Colombia.

  • Genetic studies of human host susceptibility to Leishmaniasis Cali, Colombia (2005)

    Genetic studies of human host susceptibility to Leishmaniasis

  • Genetic epidemiology studies Kenya; Zambia (2003)

    Role of innate immunity in malaria infection

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Contact Info

Richard Bucala, MD, PhD
Patient Care Location
Yale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
Office Location
The Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street, Ste S411

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
PO Box 208031
300 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8031