UConn Health Continues to Grow Clinical Faculty

Dr. Pamela Moore. (UConn Health Photo)
Dr. Pamela Moore.

In continuation of its effort to grow its clinical faculty, UConn Health has recruited more than 50 physicians, dental surgeons, and clinical psychologists since July 2012.

The added clinician depth supports the overall direction UConn Health is taking as Bioscience Connecticut takes shape. In addition to adding and modernizing clinical space on campus, this includes strategies to make clinical services more easily accessible to patients and referring physicians, increase the medical and dental school class sizes by 30 percent, and expanding the institution’s capability to provide postdoctoral training.

Dr. David C. Steffens
Dr. David C. Steffens.

“We grow our faculty practice to meet today’s health care needs, with a sharp eye on the future, both in terms of educating tomorrow’s practitioners and advancing science to improve health care for everyone,” says Dr. Denis Lafreniere, medical director of the UConn Medical Group.

Among the additions are Dr. David Steffens, a geriatric psychiatrist who chairs the Department of Psychiatry, and Dr. Pamela Moore, a family medicine practitioner who is anchoring the UConn Health primary care services in Storrs Center.

Following is a list of faculty recruits from the current and previous fiscal year:

FY 13

Dr. Naila Azhar Psychiatry
Dr. Karina Berg Medicine/Geriatrics
Dr. Ashley Casserino Pediatrics/General Pediatrics
Dr. Reena Chokshi Medicine/Gastroenterology
Dr. Peter Cuniowski Traumatology & Emergency Medicine
Dr. Cory Edgar Orthopaedics
Dr. Kirsten Ek Medicine/Internal Medicine
Dr. Justin Finch Dermatology
Dr. Carolyn Greene Psychiatry/Psychology Division
Dr. Stephen Grund Medicine/Hematology & Oncology
Dr. Vitaly Kantorovich Medicine/Endocrinology
Dr. Marilyn Katz Medicine/Internal Medicine
Dr. Matthew Ledford Traumatology & Emergency Medicine
Dr. JuYong Lee Medicine/Cardiology
Dr. Yazeed Maghaydah Medicine/Geriatrics
Dr. Marco Molina Radiology
Dr. Amir Nasir Surgery/Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Michael Payette Dermatology
Dr. Lawrence Peacock Psychiatry
Dr. Felipe Porto Dentistry/Oral Health & Diagnostic Sciences
Dr. Carla Rash Psychiatry/Psychology Division
Dr. Steven Singer Psychiatry
Dr. David Steffens Psychiatry
Dr. Kirti Talole Medicine/Internal Medicine
Dr. Ruchir Trivedi Medicine/Nephrology
Dr. Meryem Tuncel-Kara Medicine/Nephrology
Dr. Kristina Zdanys Psychiatry
Dr. Ryan Zengou Surgery/Neurosurgery


FY 14

Dr. Jennifer Baldwin Internal Medicine
Dr. Kiesha Benn General OB/GYN
Dr. John Cappadona Internal Medicine
Dr. Adam Cloud General Surgery
Dr. Nicole Cote Dermatology
Dr. Jaclyn Cox Internal Medicine
Dr. Timothy Coyle Pulmonary Disease
Dr. Khayyam Durrani Ophthalmology
Dr. Robert Fitzpatrick Occupational Medicine
Dr. Lauren Geaney Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Matthew Hall Sports Medicine
Dr. Chinedu Igwe Internal Medicine
Dr. Agnes Kim Cardiovascular Disease
Dr. Vincent Leone Internal Medicine
Dr. Yu Liang General Surgery
Dr. Bat-Sheva Maslow General OB/GYN
Dr. Sanjay Mittal Vascular Neurology
Dr. Pamela Moore Family Medicine
Dr. José Orellana Internal Medicine
Dr. Amish Patel Diagnostic Radiology
Dr. Shobhana Pathani Internal Medicine
Dr. Frank Santoro Dermatology
Dr. Papia Sen Diagnostic Radiology
Dr. Roy I. Sittig Internal Medicine

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