Faculty

UConn Health

Lali (Lalarukh) Haider, M.D.

Lali (Lalarukh) Haider, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, UConn Health
Training Program Director Nephrology Fellowship
Medical Director Home Dialysis, DCI Farmington

Areas of Interest:

  • Management of chronic kidney disease
  • Hospital-based consultative nephrology
  • Medical education for residents and students
  • General clinical nephrology

Yanlin Wang, M.D., Ph.D., FASN

Yanlin Wang, M.D., Ph.D., FASN
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Nephrology

Areas of Interest:

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Hypertension
  • Electrolyte disorders
  • Dialysis

Ruchir Trivedi, M.D., M.Sci., MRCP (UK)

Ruchir Trivedi, M.D., M.Sci., MRCP (UK)
Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest:

  • General clinical nephrology, management of chronic kidney disease and lupus-related kidney disease
  • Dialysis and blood purification techniques, such as hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis, CRRT and plasmapheresis
  • Medical education
  • Critical care nephrology

Ibrahim Elali, M.D., FACP

Ibrahim Elali, M.D., FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Areas of Interest:

  • Dialysis
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Glomerular diseases
  • Kidney disease during pregnancy
  • Kidney stones

Mamta M. Shah, M.D.

Mamta M. Shah, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Areas of Interest:

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Dialysis
  • Electrolyte abnormalities

Emeritus

Nancy Day Adams, M.D.

Nancy Day Adams, M.D.
Professor and Chief Emeritus
American Society of Nephrology Education Director for Fellowship Training
Chair

Areas of Interest:

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Kidney stones
  • Fabry disease

Andre Kaplan, M.D.

Andre Kaplan, M.D.
Professor Emeritus
Medical Director and Fellowship Site Director
UConn Dialysis DCI

Areas of Interest:

  • Plasmapheresis
  • Nitrogen kinetics
  • Continuous hemofiltration
  • Dialysis
  • Blood purification
  • Acute renal failure

Joseph Palmisano, M.D.

Joseph Palmisano, M.D.
Professor Emeritus
Nephrology - Critical Care, UConn John Dempsey Hospital

Connecticut Children’s

Cynthia Silva, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Fellowship Site Director
Medical Director, Center for Kidney and Bladder Disorders

Areas of Interest:

  • Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus
  • Chronic kidney disease with posterior urethral valve
  • Renal transplantation

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Sankar Niranjan, M.D., FASN
(Previously Niranjan Sankaranarayanan, July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2004)
Assistant Clinical Professor
Fellowship Site Director

Areas of Interest:

  • Diagnosis/management of acute and chronic kidney diseases
  • Dialysis therapies (peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis) and plasmapheresis
  • Managing challenging and complex cases of hypertension

Veteran’s Administration Medical Center

Namrata Krishnan, M.B.B.S.
Assistant Clinical Professor
Fellowship Site Director

Areas of Interest:

  • AKI
  • Critical care nephrology especially with regards to continuous hemodialysis
  • Renal transplantation
  • Vascular calcification and metabolic bone disease in CKD

Achievements:

  • Renal transplant clinic eirector at the VAMC and site program director for Yale and UConn Nephrology Fellowship Programs
  • Setting up quality and outreach program to monitor VA fee-based dialysis patients being dialyzed in community units