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Ursula C Brewster, MD

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology); Training Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship

Contact Information

Ursula C Brewster, MD

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Nephrology

    Boardman Building 121, 330 Cedar Street, PO Box 208029

    New Haven, CT 06520-8029

    United States



Dr. Brewster is a clinician educator in the Department of Medicine. She did her undergraduate work at Yale college and then went to Dartmouth Medical School. Her Internal Medicine Internship and Residency was at Yale New Haven Hospital. Following this, she did her fellowship at Yale in Nephrology and stayed on as faculty in the Nephrology Section.
As a clinician-educator, Dr. Brewster's focus is primarily on the care of patients with kidney disease and on the education of the fellows and housestaff. She functions as the Program Director for the Nephrology Fellowship program and is the Firm Chief of the Peters Medical Firm, a medical house staff teaching firm dedicated to the specialized care of patients with kidney disease.
In her clinical practice, she is a general nephrologist, seeing patients with chronic kidney disease or electrolyte disturbances, but has a subspecialized interest in the care of pregnant women with underlying kidney disease or hypertension. She practices both in the outpatient Yale Nephrology clinic, as well as on the inpatient acute nephrology consultative services. She is dedicated to the care of patients with end-stage kidney disease, and so sees patients in the outpatient dialysis clinics locally - with a more focused interest on home dialysis therapies.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Dartmouth School of Medicine (1998)
  • BA
    Yale University (1994)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Recognition for Excellence in Patient Care Award (Peters Firm)Yale University Department of Internal Medicine2014
Edwin C. Cadman Teaching AwardYale Primary Care Residency Program2013

Professional Service

American Society of Nephrology, Workforce and Training CommitteeVice Chair2021 - 2022
National Kidney Foundation, Annual Meeting 2021Planning Committee2021
National Kidney Foundation, Annual Meeting 2020Planning Committee2020
Yale New Haven Hospital, Mortality ReviewCommittee Member2018 - Present
American Society of Nephrology, Match Task ForceCommittee Member2018 - Present
Yale New Haven Hospital, CKD AdvisoryCommittee Member2017 - 2018
Yale School of Medicine, Discharge Day Firm ProjectMember2016
Yale New Haven Hospital, Medical Leadership CouncilCouncil Member2016 - Present
Yale New Haven Hospital, Annual Graduate Medical Education RetreatPlanning Committee2014 - 2017
Yale School of Medicine, Academic Advisory Board, Yale Physician Assistant ProgramBoard Member2014 - Present
Yale New Haven Hospital, Inpatient SteeringCommittee Member2012 - 2015
Yale School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Nephrology Clinical CompetencyChair2012 - 2015
Yale School of Medicine, Internal Sub-committee of the Graduate Medical Education CommitteeMember2009 - 2010
Yale New Haven Hospital, Medicine Operations CouncilCouncil Member2007 - 2015
Yale School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, HousestaffMentor2007 - 2009
Yale School of Medicine, Working Group on Medical Leave Policy (GME)Member2007
Yale School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Housestaff Professionalism SeminarAdvisor2006 - 2014
Yale School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, HousestaffInterviewer2006 - Present
Yale School of Medicine, Physician Associate, ThesisAdvisor2004 - 2013
Yale School of Medicine, Graduate Medical EducationCommittee Member2003 - 2014

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