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Jitendranath, Lavanya, MD, FACP

Assistant Director, Infectious Disease, Hartford Hospital Community Health





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Accepting New Patients
  • Infectious Disease

Areas of Expertise
Antimicrobial Stewardship, Bone and Joint Infections, Complicated Infections, Health Care Infections, Surgical Site Infections, Travel Medicine

Hospitals and Organizations

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
  • Integrated Care Partners
  • Hartford Hospital


Medical School
Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center

Seton Hall University


Dr. Lavanya Jitendranath is a fellowship-trained infectious disease physician at Hartford HealthCare Medical Group. She completed her infectious disease fellowship at Seton Hall University. She is also a wound specialist.

As an Infectious Disease Specialist she works collaboratively with other specialty doctors to provide special insight and expertise regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites acquired in the U.S. or overseas.

Dr. Jitendranath is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and in the ABIM subspecialty of Infectious Disease. The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world. She is also certified by the American Board of Wound Management and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Through her full-time active clinical practice, Dr. Jitendranath provides both inpatient and outpatient infectious disease consultations, as well as pre-post travel care. She has special interest in treatment of bone and joint infections.

Another special interest is antibiotic stewardship which is using antibiotics responsibly: right drug, right time, right dose, right duration.

With the infectious disease training and knowledge, comes a particular insight into the use of antibiotics and their potential adverse effects.

In addition, Dr. Jitendranath also provides educational opportunities for Infectious Disease fellows and medical residents from University of Connecticut School of Medicine in the area of infectious diseases.


Aetna, Anthem, Cigna Healthcare, Colonial Cooperative Care, Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc., Connecticare, First Health Group Corp., Health New England, Multiplan, Northeast Health Direct, Oxford Health Plans, United Healthcare, BCBS Medicare, Connecticare Commercial, Connecticare Medicare, Corvel, Coventry, Essence Healthcare, Evercare, Focus, Health Connecticut, Health Direct, Healthy Connecticut, Prime Health Services, Private Health Care Systems, Inc., Senior Whole Health, WellCare of Connecticut, Inc., One Health Plan/ Great-West Healthcare, CarePartners of Connecticut

This information is subject to change at any time. Please check with your insurance provider before scheduling your appointment or receiving services to confirm they are a participating member of the Hartford HealthCare network.