Richard Glenn Kibbey, MD/PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Departments & Organizations

Cellular & Molecular Physiology: Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Internal Medicine: Diabetes Research Center | Endocrinology: Diabetes Center; Fellowship Training | Liver Center

Office of Student Research

Signal Transduction

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology: Human Disease Pathology, Physiology and Intervention; Metabolism; Organ Physiology

Yale Medical Group


Dr. Kibbey obtained his undergraduate degrees in music (B.A.) and an honors degree in biochemistry (B.S.) at Trinity University in San Antonio in 1991. He then obtained his combined M.D. and Ph.D. at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 2000. His Ph.D. was in Cellular and Molecular Biophysics and involved determining the NMR structure of peptides from the LDL receptor under his mentors Dr. R.G.W. Anderson and L. Gierasch. Subsequently, he went to Yale University in where he was selected for the ABIM short-track in Categorical Internal Medicine. In 2002 he stayed on for his Endocrinology fellowship at Yale and is now board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. While in his fellowship he worked in the laboratory of Dr. Gerald Shulman on metabolism in the pathophysiology of Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus. Here he identified mitochondrial GTP as a metabolic signal in the mitochondria sensing flux in the pancreatic beta-cell as a crucial component of the signal to secrete insulin. He is now an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine/Endocrinology and Cellular & Molecular Physiology. He continues to see patients at Yale Health and has an independent NIH-supported laboratory doing research on islet physiology in order to prevent/treat Type-2 diabetes.

Education & Training

MD/PhD University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (2000)
BS Trinity University (1991)
BA Trinity University (1991)
Resident Yale University School of Medicine
Intern Yale University School of Medicine
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism (2006)

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Richard Glenn Kibbey, MD/PhD
Patient Care Locations
Inpatient Consultations requested by a physicianYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Specialty ClinicsYale Health Center
55 Lock Street

New Haven, CT 06511
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Lab Location
The Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street, Ste S 110

New Haven, CT 06519
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Office Location
The Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street, Ste S 269 C

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208056
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8056