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About Us

We aim to gather the brightest physicians in Connecticut with a single goal to nurture every individual physician’s idea and help them materialize it. We have inspired physicians to become Statesman, Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Educators and best Clinicians. We have successfully helped physicians identify their goals and accomplish it to make our communities better.


President's Address

"CAPI is a strong and vibrant community of physicians. We aim to support one another as we strive for excellence in our professional lives while at the same time providing a social network for personal growth. Our goal is to empower physicians to be leaders in their community by raising awareness regarding health issues, getting involved in advocacy efforts, and modeling self-care practices for the future generation of physicians"

- Dr. Viji Kurup


Executive Committee

Meet our Executive Board

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Viji Kurup, MD

Viji Kurup MD is Professor, Vice Chair for Medical Education and Chief of the Division of Perioperative and Adult Anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesiology at Yale. The academic focus in her career has been to investigate and implement new educational programs for trainees in her department. She is the Director of the Yale Anesthesia Media Lab and the Course Director for the Anesthesia Resident Simulations. She has been nominated by residents and received the departmental award for Excellence in teaching and leadership. She was recognized by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society for Education in Anesthesia as a Distinguished Educator in 2020. She has published multiple manuscripts and book chapters and co-edited a textbook in anesthesiology, the Manual of Clinical Anesthesia (4.5/5 star rating on Amazon)

In addition to her clinical and educational work, Viji holds national positions within the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) as member of committees on physician well being and women in anesthesia. She is the committee Chair for the Global health and Outreach committee in the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA). She is the Past President of the CT State Society of Anesthesiologists and is actively involved in advocacy efforts in the State. She also volunteers in the community and is a regular speaker at career day for inner city schools in New Haven. She has been an active member in CAPI and held positions as Member at large and Secretary of the organization in recent years.

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Nitu Kashyap, MD, FAMIA

Dr. Kashyap is a primary care physician and the Associate Chief Medical Information Officer for Yale New Haven Health. She leads research and population health activities across the clinical enterprise. She has been mentoring residents and Clinical Informatics fellows as faculty in Internal Medicine, Public Health and Yale Institute for Global Studies. She is passionate about the use of technology to improve physician efficiency and mitigate burnout.

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Vittal Setru, MD

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Narendra Tohan, MD

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    Yogesh Katechia

    Rachna Walia


    Nomita Bhawal

    Neha Prakash

    Soumya Kurtkoti

    Board of Trustees & Advisory Council


    Dr. Rammurthy Chirunomula


    Dr. Madhavi Gorusu

    Dr. Sushil Gupta

    Dr. Prasad Srinivasan

    Dr. Akella Sarma

    Dr. Tarun Gupta

    Dr. Narendra Tohan

    Dr. Sujata Prasad

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