Faculty and Staff


Somlo, Stefan

C. N. H. Long Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and Professor of Genetics; Chief, Section of Nephrology


Alpern, Robert J

Ensign Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
Dean, Yale School of Medicine

Research Interests:Epithelial physiology; Membrane transport; Acid-base homeostasis

Clinical Interests:nephrology; fluid and electrolytes

Aronson, Peter S.

C. N. H. Long Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Research Interests:Urinary electrolyte excretion; Cell membrane ion exchangers; Proximal tubule

Clinical Interests:Electrolyte and acid-base disorders; kidney stones

Asch, William Stuart

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
Director of Pre-Transplant Operations

Clinical Interests:kidney transplantation; kidney donation; hypertension in transplant recipient; BK nephropathy; highly sensitized recipients

Bia, Margaret Johnson

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
Director Clinical Skills program
Senior Transplant nephrologist

Clinical Interests:Evaluation for kidney donation; evaluation for renal transplant; pre- and post-transplant care; early management of chronic renal insufficiency; hematuria; proteinuria; electrolyte and metabolic disorders

Brewster, Ursula C.

Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
Firm Chief, Peters Medical Firm
Training Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship

Research Interests:Hemodynamics of dialysis patients; Preservation of vascular access and prevention of infection

Clinical Interests:Pregnancy and renal disease; preeclampsia; kidney stones; chronic kidney disease; end-stage renal disease and dialysis; dialysis access; hypertension; young adult nephrology

Canessa, Cecilia

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and of Medicine (Nephrology)

Research Interests:Renal Function; Epithelial Sodium Channels

Cantley, Lloyd Garnet

C. N. H. Long Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Vice Chair, Research

Research Interests:Nephrology; Acute Kidney Injury; Physiology and integrative medical biology; Epithelial cell migration and morphogenesis; Epithelial cell adhesion; Migration; Branching tubulogenesis

Clinical Interests:Glomerulonephritis; vasculitis; electrolyte disorders

Coca, Steven

Research Interests:Acute kidney injury; Chronic kidney disease; Biomarkers

Clinical Interests:Acute kidney injury; chronic kidney disease; electrolyte disturbances

Crowley, Susan T

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
VHA National Program Director for Kidney Disease and Dialysis
Chief, Renal Section, VA Connecticut Healthcare Systems

Research Interests:Kidney failure; Acute kidney injury; Chronic kidney disease; Dialysis; Health policy; Healthcare delivery

Clinical Interests:My primary clinical interest is the clinical care of Veterans with acute and chronic kidney disease.

Dahl, Neera Kanhouwa

Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

Clinical Interests:Chronic kidney disease; glomerulonephritis; kidney stones; polycystic kidney disease; lupus nephritis; hematuria; blood in the urine

Desir, Gary Vincent

Professor of Medicine and of Forestry And Environmental Studies
Interim Chair, Department of Medicine

Research Interests:Hypertension; Diabetes, Acute kidney injury; Catecholamines metabolism

Formica, Richard Nicholas

Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and of Surgery (Transplant)
Director of Transplant Medicine
Director Outpatient Transplantation Service
Medical Director Adult and Pediatric Kidney Transplantation
Medical Director Pancreas Transplantation

Research Interests:Site principal investigator for the NIH Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation 1 trial CTOT-1, CTOT-9 and CTOT-17; Site principal investigator for industry sponsored clinical trials-everolimus, belatacept

Clinical Interests:Evaluation for kidney donation; evaluation for renal transplant; pre- and post-transplant care; renal consultation for solid organ and bone marrow transplant patients.

Forrest, John Nevins, Jr

Professor of Medicine
Director, Office of Student Research

Research Interests:Cystic fibrosis; CFTR; Kidney; Chloride channels; Shark rectal gland

Clinical Interests:Acid-base disorders; electrolyte disorders; lithium-induced renal disorder; disorders of sodium, potassium, magnesium, phosphate; interstitial nephritis; syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (ADH); prevention of loss of renal function; diabetes; hematuria; hypertension

Geller, David Steven

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

Research Interests:Hypertension; Cardiovascular disease

Huot, Stephen Joseph

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
Vice Chair, Education and Academic Affairs
Program Director, Primary Care Residency Program

Research Interests:Medical education; Hypertension quality improvement; Health services research

Clinical Interests:Essential hypertension; refractory and secondary hypertension, including phechromocytoma and primary aldosteronism; renal artery stenosis and renovascular hypertension; hypertension with renal insufficiency

Ishibe, Shuta

Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Research Interests:Podocytes; Glomerular Filtration Barrier

Lifton, Richard P

Sterling Professor of Genetics and Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
Chair, Department of Genetics
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Research Interests:Molecular genetics of common human diseases

Clinical Interests:Genetics

Luciano, Randy

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

Clinical Interests:Glomerular diseases, including Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE); Chronic kidney disease care and management; Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disorders; Hypertension

Parikh, Chirag R

Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and of Investigative Medicine
Director, Program of Applied Translational Research

Research Interests:Acute kidney injury; Novel biomarkers of kidney injury; Translational research

Clinical Interests:Acute renal (kidney) failure; kidney failure after bone marrow transplant; chronic kidney disease; kidney transplant; diabetes mellitus type 1; polycystic kidney disease

Peixoto, Aldo Jose

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
Associate Chair for Ambulatory Services Operations and Quality, Department of Internal Medicine
Clinical Chief, Section of Nephrology

Research Interests:Clinical and prognostic relevance of trans-telephonic home BP monitoring; Arterial stiffness in kidney disease; Systems factors related to the delivery of care in hypertension; Hemodynamic phenotyping in hypertension; Renal sympathetic denervation in resistant hypertension.

Clinical Interests:Consultative hypertension: resistant hypertension, renovascular hypertension, hyperaldosteronism, autonomic disorders. Consultative nephrology: acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, glomerular disease, parenchymal kidney disease, kidney stones, acid-base/fluid-electrolyte disorders.

Perazella, Mark Anthony

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
Director, Acute Dialysis Unit

Research Interests:Diagnostic utility of urine microscopy in AKI; Adverse renal effects of therapeutic agents and other drugs; Hypotension in ESRD patients during hemodialysis; HIV-related kidney disease; Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis

Clinical Interests:Drug-induced kidney disease; toxic nephropathies; potassium disorders; acute kidney injury; urine microscopy; critical care nephrology; nephrogenic systemic fibrosis; chronic kidney disease; hypertension; HIV-associated renal disease; hemodialysis

Preisig, Patricia Ann

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Research Interests:Elucidation of the acid-activated pathway that mediates the physiological response of the renal proximal tubule to the need for the kidney to excrete acid

Rastegar, Asghar

Professor of Medicine
Director, Office of Global Health
Chief, Fitkin Firm, YNHH

Research Interests:Acid-base and electrolyte disorders

Clinical Interests:General nephrology; tubulointerstitial and glomerular disease; amyloidosis; acid-base and electrolyte problems

Shirali, Anushree C

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

Clinical Interests:Onco-Nephrology; Chronic Kidney Disease; Geriatric Nephrology

Turner, Jeffrey

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

Clinical Interests:renal disease in congestive heart failure; chronic kidney disease.

Wang, Tong

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Research Interests:Kidney tubule transport; Electrolyte and acid-base balance; Transgenic animal models and human disease

Wright, Fred Smith

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Research Interests:Renal Physiology