Our team, led by Co-Physician in Chief Sabet Hashim, MD, provides care to a wide range of patients – young or old, athletes or the elderly.

Dr. Hashim, who performed the first heart transplant in Connecticut, has done more than 2,000 mitral valves repairs. 


Dr. Sabet Hashim

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

Sabet Hashim Heart and Valve

Dr. Sabet Hashim is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive aortic and mitral valve surgery and repair.

Dr. Hashim earned his medical degree from St. Joseph’s University School of Medicine, Beirut, in 1975. He received his general surgical training from Columbia University at St. Luke's Hospital in New York City.

He joined the Yale University faculty after his cardiothoracic residency at Yale New Haven Hospital.

He is presently the chairman of cardiac surgery and co-physician-in-chief of the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute.

A Pioneer in Heart Transplantation

In 1984, while co-directing the Heart Transplant Program at Yale New Haven Hospital, Dr. Hashim performed the first heart transplant in the state of Connecticut. Dr. Hashim also developed multiple programs at Yale New Haven Hospital, including the Mitral Valve Repair Program (one of the first mitral valve repairs centers in the United States), the Atrial Fibrillation Surgery Program and the Minimally Invasive Aortic and Mitral Valve Surgery Program.

An Innovator in Mitral Valve Repair

Dr. Hashim performed the first mitral valve repair in New England. Since then, Dr. Hashim has consistently held the largest mitral valve practice in Connecticut and has performed over 2,000 mitral valve repairs. Today, he is internationally recognized as an innovator and expert in valve surgery.

Dr. Hashim currently specializes in minimally invasive mitral valve repair, having developed novel techniques in this operation. Dr. Hashim pioneered the discrete sub-mammary incision for young women and has perfected the right anterior thoracotomy approach, which eliminates the need for sternotomy and shortens recovery time.


    Mariane Carna

    Senior Vice President, Heart & Vascular Institute

    undefinedMariane Carna, RN, MSN, is a health care executive with broad experience in the development and growth of cardiovascular care. As a vice president at Yale NewHaven Hospital, she established a heart and vascular service line for the hospital and Yale Medical Group by building a collaborative governance and leaderships structure that contributed to significantly improve patient outcomes. 

    Previously, Carna served as director of the cardiovascular service line at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College, managing the strategic goals of the system's academic and clinical divisions.

    Most recently, she has been vice president of consulting with a technology firm that provides health systems with monitoring applications that improve workflow efficiency and support patient care.


    Meet our Heart & Vascular Institute Team:

    Showing 1 - 25 of 130

    • Page of 6
    • Next >

    Name Specialties Location
    Abreu, Joseph Edward, MD, FACC
    860.489.1132
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Torrington
    Agarwal, Arun, MD
    860.223.0220
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    Show Less
    • New Britain
    Aithal, Keshava Harthattu, MD, FACC, FACP
    860.636.2010
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nuclear Cardiology
    Show Less
    • Middletown
    • Marlborough
    • Old Saybrook
    Show Less
    Altszuler, David Jay, MD
    203.265.9831
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Glastonbury
    Arcoleo, James Anthony, DO
    860.749.1985
    • Interventional Cardiology
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Endovascular Medicine
    • Vascular Medicine
    Show Less
    • Enfield
    Atef, Amr Mohamed, MD
    860.886.0023
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    Show Less
    • Norwich
    • Willimantic
    Show Less
    Azemi, Talhat, MD
    860.972.5083
    • Interventional Cardiology
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Endovascular Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nuclear Cardiology
    • Vascular Medicine
    Show Less
    • Hartford
    Bhatt, Paras Satish, MD
    860.889.9180
    • Cardiac Electrophysiology
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    Show Less
    • Norwich
    Bleich, Steven, MD
    860.522.0604
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    Show Less
    • Hartford
    Borer, Steven Michael, DO, FACC
    860.522.5712
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nuclear Cardiology
    Show Less
    • Hartford
    • Farmington
    Show Less
    Borkowski, Robert D., MD
    860.229.6811
    • Interventional Cardiology
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    Show Less
    • New Britain
    Boston, Meagane, APRN
    860.972.0001
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Hartford
    Bozeman, Patricia K., APRN, CVN
    860.522.4158
    • Vascular Surgery
    • Hartford
    • Plainville
    • Southington
    Show Less
    Bradbury, William Michael, MD, FACC
    860.963.7519
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Putnam
    • Plainfield
    • Plainfield
    Show Less
    Canter, Lisa Tammy, MD, FACC
    860.963.7519
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Putnam
    • Plainfield
    • Plainfield
    Show Less
    Casey, David Madigan, MD
    860.258.3477
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nuclear Cardiology
    Show Less
    • Glastonbury
    • Wethersfield
    Show Less
    Charron, Jaime, APRN
    860.456.2898
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Willimantic
    Chaudhry, Waseem, MD
    860.972.1793
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Echocardiography
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nuclear Cardiology
    Show Less
    • Hartford
    • Farmington
    Show Less
    Cheema, Mohiuddin, MD
    860.696.5520
    • Cardiac Surgery
    • Endovascular Surgery
    • Vascular Surgery
    Show Less
    • Hartford
    Ching, Gilbert G., MD
    860.223.0220
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nuclear Cardiology
    Show Less
    • New Britain
    Clarke Jr., Brian H., PA-C
    860.969.5533
    • Cardiac Surgery
    • Hartford
    Corning, Joseph James, MD, FACC, FACP
    860.636.2010
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nuclear Cardiology
    Show Less
    • Middletown
    • Marlborough
    • Old Saybrook
    Show Less
    Cosentino, Marianne Therese, APRN
    203.678.1050
    • Cardiac Electrophysiology
    • Wallingford
    Coulis, Natalie Elizabeth, PA-C
    203.678.1050
    • Cardiac Electrophysiology
    • Wallingford
    Crespo, Eric Michael, MD, FACC, FHRS
    860.972.1506
    • Cardiac Electrophysiology
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    Show Less
    • West Hartford
    • Hartford
    • Hartford
    Show Less

    Showing 1 - 25 of 130

    • Page of 6
    • Next >

    Specialists by Department: