The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) is able to manage complex heart and vascular cases in its new hybrid procedure room, a state-of-the-art suite that allows vascular surgeons, electrophysiologists and invasive cardiologists to perform procedures guided by real-time images. The multidisciplinary team at HOCC treats patients who have a wide range of circulatory (vascular) issues and irregular heart rhythms in this advanced environment.

HOCC is part of the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute, which provides the coordinated, evidence-based care that you need to get back on your feet again.

The HOCC care team includes board-certified cardiologists, medical and surgical intensivists (doctors who specialize in intensive care), cardiac care nurses, respiratory therapists, cardiac rehabilitation specialists, nutritionists and other specially trained staff members. These units work closely with other departments, including echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and the cardiac catheterization lab. The community has access to an outpatient Heart Failure Program and Infusion Center for Heart Failure, certified by JCAHO, an independent, not-for-profit organization, that recognizes high quality performance standards with a special certification. As part of the cardiac rehabilitation program, a highly specialized peripheral vascular disease exercise program is offered. 

Additionally, the hospital includes telemetry units staffed by board-certified cardiologists and specially trained nurses and technicians. Telemetry allows caregivers to simultaneously monitor the hearts of multiple patients at once. Blood-oxygen level, blood pressure and heart rates and rhythms are continuously measured and data relayed to computers. Information is continually monitored, allowing staff to react quickly to changes in a patient’s condition.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut's Limb Preservation Program provides specific treatment plans for every patient. The program offers early intervention to help you maintain as much mobility and function in your daily activity as possible, avoiding amputation and promoting health to prevent future issues. Learn more.

Meet our Heart & Vascular Specialists:

Name Specialties Location
Agarwal, Arun, MD 860.223.0220
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
Aitcheson, Elizabeth, MD, MPH, RPVI 860.522.4158
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
  • Mystic
  • Norwich
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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
4.9 /5
38 surveys
860.972.5083
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Endovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Vascular Medicine
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  • Hartford
Cheema, Mohiuddin, MD
4.8 /5
135 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
Crespo, Eric Michael, MD, FACC, FHRS
4.9 /5
128 surveys
860.972.1506
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • West Hartford
  • Hartford
  • Hartford
  • Wallingford
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Divinagracia, Thomas V., MD
4.9 /5
73 surveys
860.522.4158
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
  • Plainville
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El Mallah, Wael, MD, PhD 860.223.0220
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
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  • New Britain
Friedman, Meir, MD
4.8 /5
67 surveys
860.972.1506
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • West Hartford
  • Hartford
  • Hartford
  • Middletown
  • New Britain
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Gallagher, James, MD
4.9 /5
143 surveys
860.522.4158
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Meriden
  • Hartford
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Ghantous, Andre Elias, MD, FACC
4.9 /5
133 surveys
203.269.3791
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Wallingford
Gifford, Edward D., MD, RPVI
4.9 /5
103 surveys
860.522.4158
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
  • Mystic
  • Norwich
  • Waterford
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Hammond, Jonathan Acton, MD
4.9 /5
50 surveys
860.696.5520
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Hartford
Irshad, Ali, MD 860.522.4158
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Mystic
  • Norwich
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Jain, Akhilesh Kumar, MD, FACS
4.9 /5
86 surveys
860.522.4158
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Norwich
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Javaid, Mansur, MD, FCCP, FRCP 860.827.2701
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
  • Southington
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Joshi, Saurabh, MD, FACC, FSCAI 860.972.5048
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
Kachala, Stefan, MD, FACS
4.9 /5
68 surveys
860.696.4923
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • New Britain
  • Hartford
  • Meriden
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Katsetos, Manny Christos, MD 860.229.6811
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
Lee, Inku Kevin, MD 860.276.5107
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Southington
Malkin, Robert Douglas, MD 860.229.6811
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
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  • New Britain
McKelvey, Alicia Ann, MD, FACS, FCCP
4.9 /5
30 surveys
860.696.4306
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
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  • Hartford
Monterroso, Carissa, MD 860.827.8710
  • Pulmonology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
  • Southington
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Moskowitz, Craig Barry, MD, FACC, FHRS
4.8 /5
96 surveys
860.972.1506
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Wallingford
  • Waterbury
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Paris, Jan Rene, MD, FACC 860.223.0220
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
  • Newington
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Rizvi, Asad Ali, MD
4.9 /5
30 surveys
860.972.5083
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
Rock, Joshua Lee, DO 860.628.3600
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Southington
Saucier, Stephanie J., MD, FACC 860.972.1695
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
  • New Britain
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Scatola, Andrew, MD 860.972.1212
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
  • Hartford
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Shah, Parth S., MD, FACS
4.9 /5
149 surveys
860.223.0800
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
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  • Plainville
  • Farmington
  • Southington
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Shah, Tejal Parth P., MD 860.827.2710
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
St Pierre, James Francis, MD 860.229.6811
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
Swales, Heather Hunt, MD 860.224.5694
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • New Britain
Tolat, Aneesh Vikram, MD, FACC, FHRS
5.0 /5
45 surveys
860.972.1506
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Manchester
  • Middletown
  • West Hartford
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Ward, Henry Nadim, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA
4.8 /5
222 surveys
860.628.0703
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
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  • Southington
Weissler-Snir, Adaya, MD, CCEP
5.0 /5
46 surveys
860.972.1506
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Hartford
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Worth, Jennifer, MD, FACS 860.425.5305
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Norwich
Yaffee, David, MD
4.8 /5
44 surveys
860.696.5520
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
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  • Hartford
Zutler, Moshe, MD 860.827.2710
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
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  • Southington
  • New Britain
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Zweibel, Steven Lloyd, MD, FACC, FHRS, CCDS
4.9 /5
92 surveys
860.972.1506
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • West Hartford
  • Hartford
  • Middletown
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