Richard N. Formica Jr., MD

Dr. Formica graduated from Boston University in 1989 with a degree in chemistry and Boston University School of Medicine in 1993.  He trained in internal medicine at the Combined Boston University Internal Medicine Program and served as the last Chief Medical Resident for Boston City Hospital.  He then moved to Yale University for his Nephrology Fellowship.  Dr. Formica joined the faculty of Yale University School of Medicine in 1999 and currently serves as the Director of Transplant Medicine, the Director of the Outpatient Transplantation Service, the Medical Director of Adult and Pediatric Kidney Transplantation and Medical Director Pancreas Transplantation.  He is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine.

Dr. Formica has academic interests in translational and clinical areas of transplantation research. He serves as a local PI on two NIH sponsored Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation. In addition he has clinical research interests in process and quality improvement in transplantation.  He has authored or co-authored 35 original scientific articles, review articles, internet publications and book chapters.

Dr. Formica has been a member of the AST since 1999 and has served on the Practice Guidelines Committee, the Patient Care and Education Committee, the AST/ASN Renal Transplant Training Accreditation Program Committee and the Public Policy Committee.  He is currently working on Internet based tools to educate the AST membership on REMS. Dr. Formica is currently the AST's Past President.

Dr. Formica is actively involved in the United Network of Organ Sharing, where he currently serves at the Chairman of the Kidney Committee.  During his tenure he has been intimately involved in the development and implementation of the New Kidney Allocation Policy and has assisted in fund raising for the Kidney Paired Donation Program which to date has brought in nearly 1.5 million dollars.

He is an avid skier, being an active patroller in the National Ski Patrol, and sailboat racer, having competed in 8 Bermuda Races amongst other off shore and PHRF races.  He is also an accomplished amateur stonemason.

Updated June 2019