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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

  • Lebanese American University School of Medicine, Founding Faculty
  • 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


Verified Patient Reviews

4 out of 5 stars

My recall of this appt. is both pleasant and professional.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. & assistants are professional & competent.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Hashim for me was everything & more during my consultation. Welcoming, kind, caring, happy, reassuring, expert in reviewing pathology of prolapse with my husband who is a layman. He took time despite his busy OR schedule for me! I couldn't be in better gifted hands for surgery.

5 out of 5 stars

Doctor described what I am to expect from him during surgery. Never made me feel uncomfortable or pressured in anyway. Took his time with me. I'm very thankful.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Hashim was compassionate, informative, caring and made me feel at ease about my upcoming operation.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Hashim excellent!

5 out of 5 stars

Everything was done in timely matter

5 out of 5 stars

I have already recommended *Dr. Hashim and his staff.

5 out of 5 stars

Took his time explaining everything.

5 out of 5 stars

Have been dealing with this doctor for twenty plus years , he's the best

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Hashim is the best!

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Hashim and his staff always addressed our questions and concern. The explanations were clear and understandable. Treatment discussions _____ options, visits, benefits, recovery times, and post surgical care.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Pleasant staff & doctor

5 out of 5 stars

very friendly office, all the staff were very friendly and took as much time as needed to make me feel comfortable and informed. and best was, no waiting in waiting romm which ussually drives me crazy at many doc offices.


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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