About ASN

Mark A. Perazella, MD, FASN, BRCU Education Director

ASN Biography

Mark A. Perazella, MD, FASN is a Board-certified nephrologist and Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine Section of Nephrology at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. His academic career has centered on his role as a clinician and educator. He recently completed a 12-year term as Nephrology Fellowship Training Program Director at Yale University, and is currently Director of the Acute Dialysis Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Medical Director for the Yale Physician Associate Program and Yale On-line Physician Assistant Program. 


Dr. Perazella recently completed a 6-year term as a member of the ABIM Nephrology Subspecialty Board and Exam Writing Committee. Dr. Perazella was appointed as Education Co-Director for the ASN Board Review Course & Update. He also served on the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Continuing Professional Development and Post-Graduate Education Committees, and was Chair of the ASN Onco-Nephrology Forum Group. He formerly served on the ASN Training Program Directors Executive Committee.

Moreover, Dr. Perazella is active in editorial work. He was an Associate Editor for the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and is currently on the Editorial Board. He is also co-Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Onco-Nephrology, Assistant Editor for Seminars in Dialysis, and Section Editor (AKI) for Clinical Nephrology. He also serves on the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Medicine and the American Journal of Kidney Diseases (Core Curriculum series). He has published over 250 articles, written numerous book chapters, and co-edited numerous textbooks including Nephrology in 30 Days, Primer on Kidney Diseases, and Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Nephrology and Hypertension. His clinical areas of interest are drug-induced kidney disease, onco-nephrology, HIV-related kidney disease, and complications of hemodialysis.

Dr. Perazella earned his BS and MS at the University of Connecticut and his medical degree at New York Medical College. He did his residency at the Yale Primary Care Program and later completed fellowship training at Yale University/Yale-New Haven Hospital.