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Specializing in Kidney Disease, Hypertension and Internal Medicine

Our Experienced Physicians

Our team of kidney and hypertension specialists is committed to provide excellent, up-to-date, compassionate care for patients. We have been serving northwest and central Connecticut for over 30 years. Scroll down to meet the entire staff and learn more about each of our physicians.

Our Doctors

Our Experienced Staff

Our entire team of nurses and administrative resources are here to serve our patients.

Our Entire Staff
Individual Physician Overviews

Not familiar with our team yet or just looking to learn more, here's a detailed view of us by individual specialist.

Marc Ciampi
 
Marc A. Ciampi, MD, FACP, FASN
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Quinnipiac University Netter School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Fairfield University
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Residency: Yale Internal Medicine - Primary Care Program
Chief Residency: Yale Internal Medicine - Primary Care Program
Nephrology Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine
Honors:
  - Among Top Doctors, Connecticut Magazine 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  - Fellow of The American College of Physicians
  - Fellow of The American Society of Nephrology
  - Teacher of the Year - Yale Internal Medicine - Primary Care Program
Joined Practice: 2002
American Board of Internal Medicine Certified
Anthony Cusano
 
Anthony J. Cusano, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Quinnipiac University Netter School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine Residency - St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, Greenwich Village
Chief Residency: Chief Medical Resident - St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, Greenwich Village
Nephrology Fellowship: Long Island Jewish Medical/Mt. Sinai Hospital
Honors:
      - Chief, Department of Medicine, Waterbury Hospital Health Center
      - Volunteer of the Year, National Kidney Foundation of Connecticut
Joined Practice: 1989
Bill Handelman
 
William A. Handelman, MD, FACP
Undergraduate: Columbia University Medical School, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center Medical
Residency: Bronx Municipal Hospital
Chief Residency: Bronx Municipal Hospital
Nephrology Fellowship: University of Colorado Medical Center
Honors:
      - Past Chairman of the Department of Medicine President of the Medical
        Staff, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
      - Past President, Litchfield County Medical Association
      - Past President, Connecticut State Medical Society
      - Current member of the Connecticut Cabinet on Healthcare Reform
      - Fellow of the American College of Physicians
Joined Practice: 1981
Sunny Pazhayattil
 
George Sunny Pazhayattil, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Quinnipiac University Netter School of Medicine
Medical School: Trivandrum Medical College, Kerala, India
Residency: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Chief Residency: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Nephrology Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine
Honors: Medical Intern of the Year awarded by University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2008)
Joined Practice: 2014
American Board of Internal Medicine Certified
Paul Pronovost
 
Paul H. Pronovost, MD, FACP, FASN
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Quinnipiac University Netter School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Fairfield University
Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Residency: Temple University
Nephrology Fellowship:
      - Brigham and Women's Boston, Massachusetts
      - Tufts Medical Center Boston, Massachusetts
Honors:
      - Among Top Doctors, Connecticut Magazine 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
      - Fellow of The American College of Physicians
      - Fellow of The American Society of Nephrology
      - Certified by American Society of Hypertension
      - Vice Chairman Medical Review Board Dialysis Network of New England
Joined Practice: 2000
American Board of Internal Medicine Certified
Sandeep Tiyyagura
 
Sandeep Tiyyagura, MD
Clinical Instructor
Yale University School of Medicine
Quinnipiac University Netter School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania, The College of Arts and Sciences
Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University - The Chicago Medical School
Residency: Internal Medicine Residency - St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center - Manhattan, NY
Nephrology Fellowship:
      - St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center - Manhattan, NY
      - Beth Israel Medical Center - Manhattan, NY
Honors: Benjamin Franklin Scholar
Joined Practice: 2010
American Board of Internal Medicine Certified
Jean Evangelisti
 
Jean K. Evangelisti, APRN, ANP-BC, CNN-NP
Undergraduate:
      - RN: St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing
      - BSN: University of Connecticut, Magna Cum Laude
      - MSN: University of Connecticut
Certifications:
      - Adult Nurse Practitioner- Board Certified
      - Certified Nephrology Nurse - Nurse Practitioner
Honors:
      - American Nephrology Nurses Association
      - Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Society of Nursing
Joined Practice: 2000
Deanna Michaud
 
Deanna L. Michaud, PA-C, MHS, MS

Undergraduate:
      - Westfield State University, BS, Magna Cum Laude
Graduate:
      - University of Florida, MS
      - Quinnipiac University, PA, MHS
Certifications:
      - Physician Assistant
      - Advanced cardiac life support
Honors:
      - Fellow of American Academy of Physician Assistants
      - Fellow of Connecticut Academy of Physician Assistants
      - Chase Clinical Research Sub Investigator National Kidney Foundation Member
Joined Practice: 2015

Joseph Renda
 
Joseph L. Renda, MD, FACP, FASN
In memory of (1942 - 2013)
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: New York University
Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine
Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital
Nephrology Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine
Founder of Practice: 1977