Sanjay Kulkarni MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery (Transplant) and of Medicine (Nephrology)

Biographical Info

Dr. Kulkarni is a multi-organ transplant surgeon specializing in kidney, pancreas and liver transplants. He is the current director of kidney transplant, pancreas transplant and dialysis access services at Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center (YNHTC). Dr. Kulkarni is responsible for the total laparoscopic kidney donation program at Yale-New Haven Hospital--the only center in Connecticut to provide this service, regardless of kidney anatomy.

Dr. Kulkarni has developed a multidisciplinary approach to the complete management of the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) population, starting with close communication with referring physicians regarding dialysis access needs, through patients transplant evaluation and ultimately their transplant.

Dr. Kulkarni's research interests include the role of endothelial cells in graft rejection, complement activation in both kidney and liver transplantation and outcomes research that focus's on methods to improve minority access to transplant services.

Dr. Kulkarni received his M.D. from Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his general surgery training at the University of Chicago, followed by two additional years of transplant research involving single-chain antibody formation and programmed cell death. Dr. Kulkarni served a two-year fellowship in multi-organ transplant surgery at the University of Chicago, with additional living donor liver transplantation experience at the renowned University of Essen Transplant Program. During his transplant surgery fellowship he was accepted into an NIH-funded clinical research training program.

Dr. Kulkarni is a member of the Vascular Biology & Transplant consortium at Yale University and is a participant in investigations looking at animal models of vascular remodeling following ischemic injury. These studies have important implication to kidney transplant patients and how their transplants change over time.


Education & Training

B.S.
University of Wisconsin (1990)
M.D.
Medical College Wisconsin (1995)
Resident
University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL, General Surgery  (1996 - 2001)
Fellow
University Hospital Essen, Germany, Organ Transplantation  (2004 - 2004)
Fellow
University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL, Organ Transplantation  (2002 - 2004)
Research Fellow
University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL, Clinical Research Program  (2002 - 2004)
Intern
University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL, General Surgery 
Chief Resident
University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL, General Surgery  (2001 - 2002)
Research Fellow
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Section of Transplantation, Chicago  (1997 - 1999)
Shield Research Fellow
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, Section of Transplantation  (1992 - 1993)
Research Fellow
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, Biochemistry  (1988 - 1990)

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