William Sessa, Ph.D.

Dr. William Sessa is the Alfred Gilman Professor of Pharmacology and Professor of Medicine (Cardiology); the vice chairman, pharmacology; and the director, Vascular Biology & Therapeutics Program at Yale University. Dr. Sessa’s numerous honors include the American Heart Association’s Established Investigator Award; the Young Alumnus Award from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Sciences; the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics’ John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology, a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health; and The Robert Berne Award from the American Physiological Society. He is also a recipient of the William Harvey Medal.

He has served on numerous editorial and scientific advisory boards and has been an invited lecturer at universities and research institutes throughout the United States, in Latin America and in Europe. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 research articles and papers. Dr. Sessa joined the Yale faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor of pharmacology after post-doctoral work at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine. He earned his Ph.D. at New York Medical College and was a postdoctoral fellow and senior scientist at the William Harvey Research Institute at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College in London.