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Neera Dahl, MD, PhD

Professor Adjunct; Medical Director, Outpatient Dialysis, Nephrology; Director, Nephrology Clinical Trials Program, Nephrology

Contact Information

Neera Dahl, MD, PhD

Patient Care Locations

  • Yale Physicians Building
    800 Howard Avenue, Ste 2nd Floor
    New Haven, CT 06519
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    20 York Street
    New Haven, CT 06510



Dr. Dahl has expertise in diagnosis and management of inherited (or genetically based) kidney disease. Her main focus has been ADPKD and other cystic kidney diseases which mimic ADPKD. She is the medical director of the New Haven DaVita unit providing in center hemodialysis, home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. She is the Director of the Nephrology Clinical Trials program overseeing studies in ADPKD, diabetes and hypertension. In collaboration with Dr. Dinesh Singh she runs the Yale Kidney Stone Clinic.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2002)
  • Resident
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (1999)
  • Intern
    BIDMC, Harvard Medical School (1997)
  • PhD
    Tufts University (1996)
  • MD
    Tufts University School of Medicine (1996)
  • BA
    Johns Hopkins University (1987)
  • Postdoctoral, PhD
    Tufts University School of Medicine and Sackler School of Biomedical Science

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
ISN Travel GrantWorld Congress of Nephrology2013
Sugarman Postdoctoral Training GrantNational Kidney Foundation2001, 2002
Training Grant (Renal Fellow)Harvard Medical School2000, 2001
Alpha Omega AlphaTufts University School of Medicine1996
Dr. Charles Trey Fellow Summer ScholarshipAmerican Liver Foundation1992
Berlex Laboratory Scholarship, Predoctoral TrainingBerlex Laboratory1992, 1994
NSF Travel AwardNSF1987
Medical Scientist Training ProgramTufts University1987, 1996
Maryland Distinguished ScholarJohns Hopkins University1983

Professional Service

ISN Awards: Lilian Jean Kaplan International Prize for PKD Research Advisory CommitteeMember2020 - 2022
National Kidney Foundation Live InterviewLiving with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD), on Facebook2020
Cases from the Hereditary Kidney Disease Clinic, NKFModerator2020
Insights into the Management of ADPKD, NKFModerator2020
Patient Registry Advisory Group (PRAC), PKD FoundationMember2020 - Present
PKD Awareness DayFilmed for a segment of Balancing Act (Lifetime Channel): Understanding ADPKD, aired on September 4th2019
Diabetic Kidney Disease: Clinical, ASNReviewer2019
Scientific Advisory Board, PKD Foundationinvolved in grant review and patient outreach projects with the PKD Foundation2018 - Present
Scientific Advisory Board, Polycystic Kidney Disease FoundationMember2018 - Present
American Society of NephrologyFellow2018 - Present
PKD FoundationResearch and Fellowship Grants, Annual Review2018 - Present
Dutch Kidney FoundationKolff Grant Review2018 - Present
FDA Orphan Products Development, Natural History Grant Program, Renal PanelGrant Reviewer2017
Blazing the Trail in Educational Research, ASNModerator2017
Anemia, ISN World Congress of NephrologyReviewer2017
Educational Research, ASNReviewer2017 - Present
Fellows and Residents Case Reports, ASNReviewer2016 - Present
Medical Review Board, ESRD Network of New EnglandHelped determine focus of the ESRD Network projects2015 - Present
Lab Formulary Committee, Yale New Haven HealthMember2015 - 2018
Medical Review Board, ESRD Network of New EnglandMember2015 - Present
PKD FoundationNational Webinar for PKD Awareness Day: "The Basics of PKD"2014
Kidney Self Assessment Program (KSAP) Editorial Board, ASNMember2014 - Present
Novel Diagnostic & Therapeutic Concepts in ADPKD, ASNModerator2013
FDA Orphan Disease Program, Clinical Trials in ADPKDGrant Reviewer2012 - 2013
PKD FoundationPKD Foundation National Webinar (Patient Education Conference) "Outside the Kidney: Other Complications in ADPKD"2012
4th North American Chapter Meeting of the International Society of PD (ISPD)Moderator2011
American Society of Nephrology, Inherited Kidney DiseaseReviewer2011
National Kidney Foundation, CT Chapter, National Kidney FoundationBoard Member2008 - Present
CT Chapter of the PKD FoundationDeveloped an annual symposium for patients and families with PKD in New Haven and New York City, in conduction with the PKD Foundation.2008 - 2011
CT Chapter of the PKD FoundationLocal PKD Walk, yearly. Answer patient's questions regarding kidney disease, clinical trials in PKD and transplantation2008
Donor Advocacy Panel, Yale Kidney TransplantMember2008 - Present
Medical Advisory Board, National Kidney Foundation of CTMember2008 - Present
Nephrology Boards/MOC, American Board of Internal MedicineReviewer2007 - 2018
PKD FoundationParticipated in fundraising events for he PKD Foundation and the local NKF Chapter.2007
American Journal of Kidney DiseaseReviewer2007 - Present
Clinical Journal of the American Society of NephrologyReviewer2007 - Present
Kidney InternationalReviewer2007 - Present
BMC NephrologyReviewer2007 - Present
JASNReviewer2007 - Present
American Society of Nephrology, Clinical Acute Renal FailureReviewer2006
Boston Inter-City Renal Rounds on Preeclampsia, Regional MeetingMediator2005
NKFFuture Achiever's Award for Minority High School Students, NKF sponsored Summer Laboratory Experience.2003 - 2007
Local NKF ChapterKEEP Screening, Outreach run by the local NKF Chapter to increase awareness of Chronic Kidney Disease. Participate one-two times per year.2003 - Present
Medical Advisory Board, National Kidney Foundation of MA/RI/NHMember2001 - 2006
American Society of NephrologyMember2000 - Present

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