David Assis, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

Digestive Diseases


Office of Student Research

Yale Medical Group


David received his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College followed by internship and residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he was also Chief Resident. He completed training in gastroenterology and hepatology followed by transplant hepatology fellowships at Yale University.

His clinical and research interests are in autoimmune liver diseases. Specifically, he treats patients with autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis at his liver clinic. He also performs translational and basic research on autoimmune hepatitis using patient biospecimens in addition to work with animal models. He is investigating the link between the pro-inflammatory cytokine macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) and autoimmune hepatitis, and the effect of psychological stress on autoimmune hepatitis.

Education & Training

MD Jefferson Medical College (2005)
BS Messiah College (2001)
Fellowship Yale University School of Medicine
Fellowship Yale University School of Medicine
Residency Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Internship Thomas Jefferson University, Hospital
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Transpant Hepatology (2014)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2008)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology (2012)

Honors & Recognition

  • 2014 Kushlan Junior Faculty AwardYale Section of Digestive Diseases (2014)

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Contact Info

David Assis, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Digestive DiseasesTemple Medical Center
40 Temple Street, Ste Suite 1A

New Haven, CT 06510
Yale Health Center
55 Lock Street

New Haven, CT 06511
Yale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
PO Box 208019
New Haven, CT 06520-8019