Recent Additions to UConn Health Faculty

Recent additions to UConn Health faculty
Clinical providers and researchers who recently joined UConn Health include clockwise from left, clinical psychologist Brian Schweinsburg; family medicine Dr. Kipp Van Meter; physician assistant Victoria Cialfi; neuroscience researcher Kurutihalli Vishwanatha; and hematologist/oncologist Dr. Edward Perry.

Here are some clinical providers and researchers who recently joined UConn Health:

Dr. Kipp Van MeterDr. Kipp Van Meter is a family medicine physician seeing patients in Canton. He holds a doctor of osteopathic medicine from the Kirksville (Mo.) College of Osteopathic Medicine at A.T. Still University, and has completed residency training in family practice at both Middlesex Hospital and the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. Van Meter also earned a Master of Biomedical Science degree at Kirksville, and before that, a Master of Biology of Science degree at Saint Joseph College in West Hartford. Van Meter has UConn ties: he earned a Bachelor of General Studies with concentration in biology in Storrs, and before medical school he was a research assistant at UConn Health, in the Department of Genetics and Developmental Biology.


Brian SchweinsburgBrian Schweinsburg is a clinical psychologist with expertise in child and adolescent neuropsychology. He offers neuropsychological assessment to patients ages 4 and up at UConn Health’s West Hartford office. Schweinsberg uses this neuropsychological assessment to relate brain function to behavior for patients who may have attention deficit-hyperactive disorder, learning disabilities, anxiety or depression, or who may be on the autism spectrum. He holds a Ph.D. in neuropsychology from the San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.


Dr. Edward PerryDr. Edward Perry is a hematologist/oncologist seeing patients in the Outpatient Pavilion. He completed a hematology/oncology fellowship at the UConn School of Medicine and is now a member of the program’s core faculty. Perry also is medical director of the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Infusion Center. His M.D. is from the University of Alabama and he residency trained in internal medicine at George Washington University. He is board certified in internal medicine and psychiatry.



Victoria CialfiVictoria Cialfi is a physician assistant in the UConn Health Department of Dermatology. She practices general dermatology in Farmington and Canton. Cialfi is graduated from the Quinnipiac University Physician Associate Program with a Master of Health Science. She joins UConn Health from private practice in Vernon.



Kurutihalli Vishwanatha Kurutihalli Vishwanatha joins the UConn Health research faculty following a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Betty Eipper. Vishwanatha is a protein biochemist in the Department of Neuroscience who has managed multiple research projects in the areas of fungal proteases, secretory pathway of neuroendocrine proteins and Rho-GEF signaling complexes. He holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Mysore (India).