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Alan S Kliger, MD

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Alan S Kliger, MD



Dr. Kliger is Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine. He served as Sr. VP Medical Affairs for Yale New Haven Health System, and was its Chief Quality Officer. He also served the Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven as Chairman of the Department of Medicine, and later its Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Kliger currently serves as the Chair of the American Society of Nephrology's Excellence in Patient Care Advisory Committee. Dr. Kliger has co-authored more than 170 publications in peer-reviewed journals, with particular interest in dialysis, quality measurement, quality improvement and patient safety.

Education & Training

  • MD
    SUNY Upstate Med Center (1970)
  • BS
    City College of New York (1966)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Jenny Kitsen Patient Safety AwardAmerican Association of Kidney Patients2022
J. Michael Lazarus Distinguished Service AwardNational Kidney Foundation2018
Distinguished Nephrology Service AwardRenal Physicians Association2016
Maureen Lundin aakpRENALLIFE AwardAmerican Association of Kidney Patients2004
James P. Colangelo MD Achievement AwardNational Kidney Foundation2000
Housestaff Teaching AwardYale University, School of Medicine1992
Housestaff Teaching AwardYale University, School of Medicine1988
Housestaff Teacher of the Year AwardYale University, School of Medicine1979
Student's Award for Best Teaching ResidentState University of New York, Update Medical Center1973

Professional Service

NIH / NIDDK Steering Committee for Consortium: Hemodialysis Novel Therapies (HDNT)Chair2014 - Present

Departments & Organizations