College of the Holy Cross, B.A.
Georgetown University School of Medicine, M.D.
Yale New Haven Hospital, Intern and Resident, Dept. of Surgery
Yale New Haven Hospital, Internship and Residency, Dept. of Internal Medicine
Yale New Haven Hospital, Chief Residency in Internal Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine, Renal Fellowship
Honors & Recognition
Lifetime Achievement Award, National Kidney Foundation, 2016
Most Compassionate Physician Award, American Registry, 2014 & 2012
Patient Safety & Quality Award, Hartford Hospital, 2012
Outstanding Service Award, Hartford Hospital, 2010
James P. Colangelo, MD, Achievement Award, National Kidney Foundation, 2008
Laureate Award, American Collage of Physicians, CT Chapter, 2007
Dr. D’Avella has moved to the island year-round and joined NCH’s medical staff following a distinguished career in Connecticut, where he was a physician at Hartford Hospital for more than 30 years, with an extensive background in nephrology and dialysis. He and his wife Denise own a home on Nantucket, and have visited the island for many years.
Dr. D’Avella will initially join Dr. Diane Pearl’s practice on a part-time basis, while also providing nephrology consults in the hospital’s medical/surgical unit and in the emergency department, and accepting referrals for patients with kidney issues, difficult to manage hypertension, diabetes, and kidney stones.
Dr. D’Avella has served as the professor of clinical medicine at the University of Connecticut School Medicine, as well as the medical director of Hartford Hospital’s dialysis unit. In 2016, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Kidney Foundation of Connecticut.
D'Avella, MD, FASN
Nantucket Cottage Hospital
57 Prospect Street
Nantucket, MA 02554