News Release

April 25, 2013

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Hypertension Expert Joins UConn Health Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Dr. Meryem Tuncel-Kara, a nephrologist with expertise in the treatment of high blood pressure, is now seeing patients at the UConn Health Center’s Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center.

Tuncel-Kara specializes in disorders of the kidney and all forms of high blood pressure. She is available to see patients with severe and resistant hypertension, secondary forms of hypertension, and hypertensive kidney disease. She joins the UConn Health Center from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where she received numerous awards of excellence from patients, the hospital and doctors-in-training. She is fellowship trained in nephrology and hypertension from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. After completing medical school at the Cukurova University School of Medicine in Adana, Turkey, Tuncel-Kara completed a postdoctoral fellowship in hypertension, then an internal medicine internship, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. She followed that with an internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic, Florida.

Tuncel-Kara is board certified in nephrology and internal medicine, and is fluent in Turkish. She is a resident of Avon.

To schedule an appointment, call 860-679-3343.

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Dr. Meryem Tuncel-Kara, expert in kidney disease and hypertension, is now seeing patients at the UConn Health Center.

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