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Anushree Shirali, MD

Nephrology, Internal Medicine

  • Offers Telehealth
Affiliated With: Yale Medicine

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Yale Nephrology New Haven, CT 06519
Yale Nephrology Trumbull, CT 06611
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Biography - Anushree Shirali, MD

Anushree Shirali, MD, is a nephrologist who specializes in Onco-nephrology, a new and growing subspecialty dedicated to the care of people who have both kidney disease and cancer. “The implication of kidney disease can be big for their cancer therapy, because we are always looking at whether it is related to their treatment,” she says.

Cancer patients sometimes worry that Dr. Shirali will tell them a lifesaving immunotherapy or chemotherapy treatment they are taking is damaging their kidneys and they can no longer use the drugs. “That’s not really the case,” she says. “Our work is usually about management. There are medications that you can use to reverse kidney damage, particularly in cases where patients are receiving immunotherapy.”

After starting her career as a general nephrologist, Dr. Shirali began working with cancer patients about a decade ago, after Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven opened, and started the Onco-nephrology specialty clinic at Yale. “This was a relatively new area in nephrology at the time and it drew me because of the complex problems it dealt with in patients facing cancer,” she says. “For me it was a very personal thing as well. I lost my both my parents to pancreatic cancer. So, I understand from that perspective what happens and how vulnerable patients feel after a cancer diagnosis.”

Dr. Shirali tells her patients that fear about cancer is partly fear of the unknown, especially when it also involves issues with compromised kidney function. “Part of my job is to make a map of what lies ahead,” she says. “It becomes a little less fearful when we talk about how we will navigate the terrain together.”

While Dr. Shirali is primarily a clinician, she has a particular research interest in identifying risk factors for acute interstitial nephritis, an important cause of kidney failure that can be induced by immunotherapy in some patients.

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Overview

Gender

Female

Specialty

Nephrology, Internal Medicine

Conditions & Treatments

Diabetic Kidney Disease, FSGS, Genetic Kidney Diseases, Hyponatremia, Kidney Dialysis, Kidney Disease, Pheochromocytoma, Renal Artery Stenosis, Renal Disease, Renal Failure

Language(s)

English

Education & Training

Education

University California;New York Medical College

Residency

Montefiore Hospital

Fellowship

Yale University School of Medicine

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  • FOCUS HEALTHCARE
  • GREAT WEST
  • HUSKY
  • MEDICAID
  • MEDICARE
  • MULTIPLAN
  • OXFORD HEALTH PLANS
  • RAILROAD MEDICARE
  • TRICARE - HEALTH NET FEDERAL
  • TRICARE/CHAMPUS
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE
  • US FAMILY HEALTH PLAN
  • WELLCARE

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Yale Nephrology

800 Howard Ave
2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06519

Main (877) 925-3637
Fax (203) 785-7068

Yale Nephrology

5520 Park Avenue
Trumbull, CT 06611

Main (203) 785-7697
Fax (203) 785-6781

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40 Temple St
New Haven, CT 06510

Main (203) 785-4184
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