Dr. Richard Kayne, a specialist in internal medicine, endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, has been practicing medicine for more than four decades. A resident of Cheshire, Connecticut, he is affiliated with the Midstate Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he served on the Department of Internal Medicine clinical faculty for over 20 years. For the past 16 years he has served on the board of directors for Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a program for children with life-threatening diseases.
Kayne has long been active with the Association of Yale Alumni in Medicine (YAAM). As the group's president (2015-2017) he took steps to build consensus within YAAM's executive team, motivate other members and recruit new officers. Under his leadership, YAAM increased its engagement with students, deans and administrators. It also implemented a strategic planning process that resulted in bylaws changes and the launching of new programs, including a student-alumni Hackathon team, a student shared-interest group in biomedical engineering, and the foundations for what may become a combined Yale master's degree in medicine and engineering.
Prior to serving as YAAM's president, Kayne was as a member of its executive committee (2004-2017), YAA Delegate (2008-2011), chair of its Student Engagement Committee (2012-2015), and vice president (2013-2015). He co-chaired his School of Medicine class's 40th reunion in 2016, and received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from YAAM in 2017.