Our team, led by Co-Physician in Chief Sabet Hashim, MD and Co-Physician in Chief (Interim) James Cardon, MD, provide care to a wide range of patients – young or old, athletes or the elderly.


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.

Dr. James Cardon

Chief Clinical Integration Officer & CEO, Integrated Care Partners
Co-Physician in Chief, Heart & Vascular Institute

cardon

Dr. James P. Cardon is Hartford HealthCare’s (HHC’s) chief clinical integration officer and CEO of Integrated Care Partners, a clinical integration organization, which includes HHC-employed physicians (Hartford HealthCare Medical Group), as well as private-practice physicians. Integrated Care Partners is responsible for improving access to care; developing and implementing evidence-based best practices; reducing variability of care; and defining, measuring and managing clinical excellence for member physicians. Integrated Care Partners will engage with payers and employers to develop innovative payment methodologies to align financial incentives with clinical objectives.

Dr. Cardon, a cardiologist for more than 20 years, is a senior staff member of Hartford Hospital’s Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology. Dr. Cardon graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Boston College and earned his M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Cardon is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and in Cardiovascular Disease. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the Connecticut State Medical Association and the Hartford County Medical Association.


Meet our Heart & Vascular Institute Team:

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Name Specialties Location
Abreu, Joseph Edward, MD, FACC 860.489.1132
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Torrington
Agarwal, Arun, MD 860.223.0220
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
Aithal, Keshava Harthattu, MD, FACC, FACP 860.636.2010
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Middletown
  • Marlborough
  • Old Saybrook
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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
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  • Enfield
Arora, Sabeena, MD 860.886.0023
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Norwich
Atef, Amr Mohamed, MD
4.9 /5
137 surveys
860.886.0023
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Norwich
  • Willimantic
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Ayach, Mouhanad, MD, RPVI 860.522.4158
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Plainville
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Azemi, Talhat, MD
5.0 /5
42 surveys
860.972.5083
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Endovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Vascular Medicine
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  • Hartford
Bhatt, Paras Satish, MD
4.9 /5
39 surveys
860.889.9180
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Norwich
Bleich, Steven, MD 860.522.0604
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
Borer, Steven Michael, DO, FACC 860.522.5712
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
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Borkowski, Robert D., MD 860.229.6811
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
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  • New Britain
Boston, Meagane, APRN 860.972.0001
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Hartford
Bozeman, Patricia K., APRN, CVN 860.522.4158
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Hartford
  • Plainville
  • Southington
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Bradbury, William Michael, MD, FACC
4.8 /5
138 surveys
860.963.7519
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Putnam
  • Plainfield
  • Plainfield
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Calabrese, Nicola, APRN 203.678.1050
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Wallingford
Canter, Lisa Tammy, MD, FACC
4.9 /5
191 surveys
860.963.7519
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Putnam
  • Plainfield
  • Plainfield
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Casey, David Madigan, MD 860.258.3477
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Glastonbury
  • Wethersfield
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Charron, Jaime, APRN 860.456.2898
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Willimantic
Chaudhry, Waseem, MD 860.972.1793
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
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Cheema, Mohiuddin, MD
4.8 /5
90 surveys
860.696.5520
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
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  • Hartford
Ching, Gilbert G., MD 860.223.0220
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • 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
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  • Middletown
  • Marlborough
  • Old Saybrook
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