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Aldo Peixoto, MD

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Aldo Peixoto, MD, is the chief of nephrology at Yale Medicine. He specializes in resistant and secondary forms of hypertension, cardiovascular dysautonomia (an autonomic nervous system disorder) and in general consultative nephrology and hypertension.

Dr. Peixoto received his medical degree from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil in 1992. He was a medical resident and chief medical resident at the University of Connecticut Health Center from 1992 to 1996 and later completed a nephrology fellowship at Yale University. In 1998, he joined Yale Medicine as a full-time faculty member.

As a clinician, Dr. Peixoto believes in letting his patients share in the decision-making process. “It’s not about what I want the patient to do. It’s about what the two of us can agree on that is important for the patient and then moving forward as a team,” he says. In order to accomplish this, Dr. Peixoto tries to understand patients’ preferences early on—whether it’s certain types of medication or if their lifestyle prevents them from accessing certain treatments. This type of information is particularly important in diseases where there is not enough scientific research to make a strong recommendation and there is some flexibility in treatment options, says Dr. Peixoto.

In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Peixoto conducts research on how blood pressure, the vascular system, and kidney disease affect each other. At the Yale School of Medicine, he is a professor of medicine (nephrology).   


  • Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
  • Vice Chair for Quality & Safety, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Chief, Section of Nephrology

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine (1998)
  • Residency
    University of Connecticut Health Center (1996)
  • Internship
    University of Connecticut (1993)
  • MD
    Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (1992)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Additional Information

  • Yale Nephrology - DaVita Dialysis
    100 Church Street South
    New Haven, CT, 06519
  • Yale Nephrology - DaVita Dialysis
    DaVita Dialysis - Hamden
    3000 Dixwell Avenue
    Hamden, CT, 06518
  • Yale Nephrology - DaVita Dialysis
    DaVita Branford Dialysis Center
    249 West Main Street
    Branford, CT, 06405
  • Yale Nephrology
    Yale Physicians Building
    800 Howard Avenue, Ste 2nd floor
    New Haven, CT, 06519
  • Yale Nephrology
    Yale New Haven Hospital
    20 York Street
    New Haven, CT, 06510