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Hashim, Sabet W., MD, FACS

Chairman of Cardiac Surgery Co-Physician in Chief, Heart & Vascular Institute




English, Arabic, French

Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).

Accepting New Patients

Cardiac Surgery

Areas of Expertise
Aortic Valve Replacement, Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Surgery, Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases, MAZE and Mini MAZE for Atrial Fibrillation, Mini Invasive Aortic and Mitral Surgery, Mitra Clip for Mitral Regurgitation, Mitral Valve Repair, Repair of Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation, Surgery for Hypertrophic Obstruction Cardiomyopathy (HOCM), Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR)


St. Luke's Hospital

Medical School
St. Joseph's Jesuit University School of Medicine, Beirut

St. Luke's Hospital
Yale New Haven Hospital

Lycée Francais of Beirut

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • Yale Surgical Society, Member
  • New Haven Medical Association, Member
  • Connecticut Medical Association, Member
  • Lebanese American University School of Medicine, Founding Faculty


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Detailed the procedure & after effects.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. H spent more time learning about me as a person than any Dr ever has. His explanation and heart model were perfect.

5 out of 5 stars

Keep up the good work.

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent, went into detail procedure, my condition including chronic pain (5 failed knee replacements), cancer, etc.

5 out of 5 stars

Would highly recommend *Dr. Hashim to anyone.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Had a wonderful time

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Hashim repaired my Mitral Valve, in 2007, at Yale. He was the combination of a great technician with a great bedside manner! I sent my brother in law to him for two valve replacements. He is the best! And his nurse, Sue, rocks!!


Dr. Sabet Hashim, a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, is best known for his expertise in mitral valve repair. Before becoming chairman of cardiac surgery and co-physician-in-chief of the Hartford HealthCare Heart and Vascular Institute in 2016, Dr. Hashim was director of cardiac valve surgery for a decade at Yale New Haven Hospital. While there, he performed New England's first mitral valve repair in 1984. That same year, Dr. Hashim performed the first heart transplant in Connecticut.

Dr. Hashim developed one of the first Mitral Valve Repair Programs in the United States. He has pioneered techniques in Minimally Invasive Aortic and Mitral Valve Surgery. Dr. Hashim has consistently maintained the largest mitral valve practice in Connecticut and has performed more than 2,000 mitral valve repairs and 10,000 open-heart procedures. He has served as a primary investigator on several trials, including SurTAVI, COAPT and Commence.

Dr. Hashim has received numerous professional honors and awards, has a significant background in biomedical research and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals.

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