Leonela Villegas, MD, MSCE, is a Pediatric Nephrologist at Connecticut Children’s. Dr. Villegas’ clinical interests include the spectrum of chronic kidney disease from congenital anomalies to renal replacement therapies, kidney transplants, acute kidney injury, and autoimmune conditions. Her research interests include health disparities, equity, and outcomes. In her free time, Dr. Villegas enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and Latin dancing.


Vanderbilt University


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

  • General Pediatrics, The American Board of Pediatrics

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  • Villegas L, Marsenic O, Baluarte H. Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease. In: Soeiro RT, Devon EP, editors. Netter’s Pediatrics. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2022, p. 625-633
  • Villegas L, Amaral S. Patient Reported Outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease. Seminars in Nephrology. 2021; 41(5): 476-484, doi: 10.1016/j.semnephrol.2021.09.010
  • Vasan A, Krass P, Seifu L, Hitt, T, Ijaz N, Villegas L, Pallegedara K, Pandurangi S, Congdon M, Rezet B, Kenyon C. Pediatric provider perspectives and practices regarding health policy discussions with families: a mixed methods study. BMC Pediatrics. 2020; 20 (343) doi: 10.1186/s12887-020-02238-y
  • Villegas L, Cahill AM, Meyers K. Pediatric Renovascular Hypertension (RVHTN): Manifestations and Management. Indian Pediatrics. 2020; 57(5): 443-451 doi: 10.1007/s13312-020-1820-z
  • Reese T, Villegas L, Woods JB, Gotte AC. A 21-Month-Old Boy With Refusal to Walk, Rash, and Weight Loss. Arthritis Care & Research. 2017 Feb; 69 (2): 286-293 doi: 10.1002/acr.22792
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Locations for this Doctor

Exterior view of Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center – Hartford

282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT06106
United States

Exterior view of 310 Western Boulevard in Glastonbury

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Glastonbury

310 Western Boulevard
Glastonbury, CT06033
United States

Exterior view of 399 Farmington Ave in Farmington

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Farmington (399 Farmington Ave.)

399 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT06032
United States