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Cynthia Silva, MD

Division Head, Nephrology
Director of Dialysis and Apheresis Services

Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group

Meet Cynthia Silva, MD



BS, University of Maryland, 2000
MD, SUNY-Brooklyn Downstate Medical Center, 2004


Pediatrics, Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, 2005-2007


Pediatric Nephrology, Yale School of Medicine, 2007-2010

Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Faculty Appointment

    Assistant Professor, Pediatric Nephrology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Dr. Silva completed both her residency in pediatrics and 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.

    Selected Publications
    • Adebowale Adeyem MBBS, Christopher Esezobor MBBS, Adaobi Solarin MBBS, Asiri Abeygunawardena MBBS, J. Kari MBBS, Sherif El Desoky MBBS, Larry A. Greenbaum MD, Ph.D, Margaret Kamel Ph.D., Mahmoud Kallash MD, Cynthia Silva MD, Alex Young BS, Tracey Hunley MD, Nilka de Jesus Gonzalez MD, Tarak Srivastrava MD, Mid-West Pediatric Nephrology Consortium (MWPNC), Rasheed Gbadegesin MBBS, MD: HLA-DQAI and Apoli Risk Loci for childhood onset steroid sensitive and steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome. Iowa October 2017

    • Molly E. Band, Candice Sheldon, John Brancato, Nehal S. Parikh, Cynthia D’Alessandri-Silva. A 17-Year-Old with Steroid-Resistant Nephrotic Syndrome. Pediatrics May 2016, 137 (5) e20153205; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2015-3205

    • 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.

    • Sadowski CE, Lovric S, Ashraf S, Pabst WL, Gee HY, Kohl S, Engelmann S, Vega-Warner V, Fang H, Halbritter J, Somers MJ, Tan W, Shril S, Fessi I, Lifton RP, Bockenhauer D, El-Desoky S, Kari JA, Zenker M, Kemper MJ, Mueller D, Fathy HM, Soliman NA; Silva C, SRNS Study Group, Hildebrandt F. A single-gene cause in 29.5% of cases of steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Jun; 26(6):1279-89. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2014050489.

    • Riemenschneider, Makari, Rochon, Ferrer, D’Alessandri-Silva*. Mass in failed renal allograft. Ped Neph 2014 Sept 4.

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