Connecticut Children's Specialty Group

Division Head, Nephrology

Interim Medical Director, Urology

Nephrology, Kidney Disorders


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Dr. Silva speaks three languages— English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Cynthia Silva, MD

Meet Dr. Silva

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Education: BS, University of Maryland, 2000
MD, SUNY-Brooklyn Downstate Medical Center, 2004
Residency: Pediatrics, Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, 2004-2007
Fellowship: Pediatric Nephrology, Yale School of Medicine, 2007-2010

Board Certifications

Pediatric Nephrology

Faculty Appointment

Assistant Professor Pediatric Nephrology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine


Dr. Silva completed both her residency in pediatrics and her pediatric nephrology fellowship at Yale School of Medicine. During her fellowship, Dr. Silva researched the mechanisms involved in acute renal failure and was awarded the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Fellow’s Basic Science Research Award. She has a strong interest in the mechanisms of renal injury and children suffering from chronic renal failure. Dr. Silva is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology and American Society of Nephrology.

Published Research 

  • D'Alessandri-Silva C, Marlier A, Wu D, Cantley LG: The role of WNT/β-catenin and HGF crosstalk in epithelial repair. Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, May 2009, Baltimore. MD. Pediatric Research (on-line), E-PAS2009:3550.5.
  • D'Alessandri-Silva C, Marlier A, Wu D, Cantley LG: HGF stimulates WNT signaling in a GSK3-β dependent manner. Presented to the American Society of Nephrology, November, 2009. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
  • M. N. Rheault, L. Zhang, D. Selewski, M. Kallash, C. L. Tran, M. Seamon, C. Katsoufis, I. Ashoor, J. Hernandez, K. Supe-Markovina, C. D'alessandri-Silva, N. DeJesus-Gonzalez, T. Vasylyeva, C. Formeck, C. Woll, R. Gbadegesin, P. Devarajan, S. L. Carpenter, B. Kerlin, W. E. Smoyer. Kidney Injury is Common in Children Hospitalized with Nephrotic Syndrome: A MWPNC study. CJASN. 2015 Sept.
  • Riemenschneider, Makari, Rochon, Ferrer, D’Alessandri-Silva. Mass in failed renal allograft. Ped Neph 2014 Sept 4.