The Division of Nephrology is committed to the care of infants and children with a wide range of acute and chronic renal and urological diseases including nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, hematuria, proteinuria, renal failure, hypertension, fluid and electrolyte disorders, urinary tract infection, and a variety of congenital renal and urinary tract diseases. This Division has two physicians, a nurse coordinator, and a cadre of dedicated nursing staff from a kidney care company (DaVita), providing hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, plasma exchange and pheresis to infants and children. Members of the Division work closely with the Hartford Transplant staff, and follow their allograft recipients on a regular basis. Besides daily nephrology clinics at the Connecticut Children’s, patients are also seen at a satellite facility in Shelton.

The physician members of the division are active in teaching the pediatric residents and other trainees at the renal clinics and inpatient services.

Nephrology Faculty

Fernando Ferrer, M.D. FAAP FACS
Associate Professor/Interim Director

Cynthia Dalessandri-Silva, M.D.
Assistant Professor


Fernando Ferrer, M.D.

Fernando Ferrer, M.D.

University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program, Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

Medical Education, 4H, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106