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Messages from the Executive Vice President

April 7, 2011

New Clinicians Offer Wide Range of Experience and Training

Please take the time to welcome new faculty members who have recently joined the UConn Health Center and bring diverse skills to our clinical enterprise. Also, please keep them in mind for professional referrals.

Dr. Thomas Devers joins the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology after an excellent 35-year career at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. He brings a vast amount of experience in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders.

Dr. Lalarukh Haider joins our Division of Nephrology after a year and a half in private practice in Meriden. Before that she held a medical directorship at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven. Dr. Haider is no stranger to the UConn Health Center. She completed her nephrology fellowship here, as well as her residency and internship training, which included a year as chief medical resident. We are very happy that we were able to recruit her back to UConn.

Dr. Agnes Jani-Acsadi is a neurologist who joins us from Wayne State University in Detroit, where she was a clinical neurophysiology fellow and chief neurology resident before joining the faculty in 2004. Her medical degree is from the Medical University of Pécs in Hungary. Dr. Jani-Acsadi is board certified in neurology and neuromuscular medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology. She has published extensively in her field.

Dr. Angela Kueck, a gynecologic oncologist, joins the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center. She comes to us from the University of Michigan Health System, where she was a faculty physician and previously, a gynecologic oncology fellow. She earned her medical degree at Georgetown University and stayed at Georgetown for her residency training. Dr. Kueck brings expertise in minimally invasive surgery and robotics, and will serve as medical director of our robotics program here at the Health Center.

Dr. Milton Sands joins the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center also following an excellent career at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, most recently as chief of its section of cardiology, director of its cardiac catheterization laboratory, and associate director of its intensive care unit. Dr. Sands joined the UConn faculty as an assistant professor of medicine in 1975 and has been professor of medicine since 1984.


Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, UConn School of Medicine