• Hooked on Rheum with Deborah Dyett Desir, MD

    3 days ago - By Healio

    How I became a rheumatologist is kind of an odd story.
    When I was in medical school at Yale, I did my work in the infectious diseases section with Richard Root, MD, and William Greene, MD. I had a prize-winning thesis on inflammation and white blood cells. If your thesis wins a prize at Yale, you present at student research day.
    When I made the presentation that day, it was attended by Stephen Malawista, MD, who was the section chief of rheumatology at Yale at the time. Evidently, he always came to student research day.
    After winning that prize, I went on and did my residency and internship at
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