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Jeffrey Connaire, MD

Medical Director, Nephrology Services

Jeffrey Connaire, MD, joined DCR in 2015 and oversees scientific and investigator functions across DCR. Dr. Connaire completed medical school and adult and pediatric nephrology fellowships at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and served as medical director of the Hennepin County Medical Center Kidney Transplant Program.  He is experienced in the treatment of glomerular disease with cytotoxic agents and biologics, the diagnosis and management of complicated hypertension, and the treatment and management of acute rejection using mono/polyclonal preparations, biologics, plasmapharesis and IV immunoglobulin.  He was responsible for protocol selection and management of kidney transplant anti-rejection medications, including therapeutic monitoring of mTOR and calcineurin inhibitors.  Dr. Connaire has authored more than a dozen publications and is a two-time recipient of a Nephrology Fellowship Teaching Award, the University of Minnesota Pediatric Resident Teaching Award, and in 2015-2017 was selected as a Top Doctor in nephrology by Mpls.St.Paul magazine.