The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) is able to manage complex heart and vascular cases in its 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. 

The Hospital of Central Connecticut offers the latest cardiac MRI technology, which allows physicians to see in great detail the structure and function of the heart, including scarring or inflammation in the heart noninvasively.

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 Agarwal, Arun, MD 860.223.0220
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
Aitcheson, Elizabeth, MD, MPH, RPVI Aitcheson, Elizabeth, MD, MPH, RPVI
5.0 /5
46 surveys
860.522.4158
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Mystic
  • Norwich
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Ayach, Mouhanad, MD, RPVI Ayach, Mouhanad, MD, RPVI
4.9 /5
42 surveys
860.223.0800
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Plainville
  • New Britain
  • Winsted
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Azemi, Talhat, MD, FACC Azemi, Talhat, MD, FACC
4.9 /5
54 surveys
860.972.5083
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Endovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Vascular Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Norwich
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Cheema, Mohiuddin, MD Cheema, Mohiuddin, MD
4.9 /5
193 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 Crespo, Eric Michael, MD, FACC, FHRS
4.9 /5
171 surveys
860.972.1506
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • West Hartford
  • Enfield
  • Hartford
  • Hartford
  • Wallingford
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Cuomo, Jason, MD Cuomo, Jason, MD 860.224.5274
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
Divinagracia, Thomas V., MD Divinagracia, Thomas V., MD
4.9 /5
108 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 El Mallah, Wael, MD, PhD 860.223.0220
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
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  • New Britain
Friedman, Meir, MD, FACC, FHRS Friedman, Meir, MD, FACC, FHRS
4.9 /5
103 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 Gallagher, James, MD
4.9 /5
145 surveys
860.522.4158
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Meriden
  • Hartford
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Ghantous, Andre Elias, MD, FACC Ghantous, Andre Elias, MD, FACC
4.9 /5
190 surveys
203.269.3791
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Wallingford
  • Oxford
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Gifford, Edward D., MD, FSVS, FACS, RPVI Gifford, Edward D., MD, FSVS, FACS, RPVI
4.9 /5
108 surveys
860.522.4158
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Mystic
  • Norwich
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Godfrey, Mark Spencer, MD Godfrey, Mark Spencer, MD 860.696.4306
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Thoracic Surgery
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  • Hartford
Hammond, Jonathan Acton, MD Hammond, Jonathan Acton, MD
4.9 /5
127 surveys
860.696.5520
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Hartford
Harrison, Joseph Andrew, MD, FCCP Harrison, Joseph Andrew, MD, FCCP
4.9 /5
210 surveys
860.223.1124
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
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  • New Britain
Jain, Akhilesh Kumar, MD, FACS, RPVI Jain, Akhilesh Kumar, MD, FACS, RPVI
4.8 /5
122 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 Javaid, Mansur, MD, FCCP, FRCP
4.9 /5
35 surveys
860.827.2710
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
  • Southington
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Joshi, Saurabh, MD, FACC, FSCAI Joshi, Saurabh, MD, FACC, FSCAI 860.524.3081
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
Katsetos, Manny Christos, MD Katsetos, Manny Christos, MD 860.229.6811
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
Lee, Inku Kevin, MD Lee, Inku Kevin, MD 860.276.5107
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Southington
Malkin, Robert Douglas, MD 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 McKelvey, Alicia Ann, MD, FACS, FCCP 203.576.5708
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
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  • Bridgeport
  • Hartford
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Monterroso, Carissa, MD Monterroso, Carissa, MD
4.9 /5
59 surveys
860.827.2710
  • Pulmonology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
  • Southington
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Moskowitz, Craig Barry, MD, FACC, FHRS Moskowitz, Craig Barry, MD, FACC, FHRS
4.9 /5
149 surveys
860.972.1506
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Hartford
  • Wallingford
  • Waterbury
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Paris, Jan Rene, MD, FACC 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, FACC Rizvi, Asad Ali, MD, FACC
4.9 /5
44 surveys
860.972.5083
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
  • Norwich
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Rock, Joshua Lee, DO Rock, Joshua Lee, DO 860.628.3600
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Southington
Saucier, Stephanie J., MD, FACC, RPVI Saucier, Stephanie J., MD, FACC, RPVI
4.9 /5
143 surveys
860.972.1695
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
  • New Britain
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Scatola, Andrew, MD Scatola, Andrew, MD
4.9 /5
52 surveys
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 Shah, Parth S., MD, FACS
4.9 /5
169 surveys
860.223.0800
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
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  • Plainville
  • New Britain
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Shah, Tejal Parth P., MD Shah, Tejal Parth P., MD
4.8 /5
78 surveys
860.827.2710
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
St Pierre, James Francis, MD St Pierre, James Francis, MD 860.229.6811
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
Swales, Heather Hunt, MD Swales, Heather Hunt, MD 860.224.5694
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • New Britain
Thompson, Craig Alan, MD Thompson, Craig Alan, MD 860.524.3081
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Endovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Vascular Medicine
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  • Hartford
Ward, Henry Nadim, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA Ward, Henry Nadim, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA
4.8 /5
252 surveys
860.628.0703
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
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  • Southington
Weissler-Snir, Adaya, MD, CCEP Weissler-Snir, Adaya, MD, CCEP
4.9 /5
94 surveys
860.972.1506
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bridgeport
  • Hartford
  • Milford
  • Norwalk
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Worth, Jennifer, MD, MBA, FACS Worth, Jennifer, MD, MBA, FACS
4.9 /5
107 surveys
860.425.5305
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Norwich
Yaffee, David, MD Yaffee, David, MD
4.9 /5
114 surveys
860.696.5520
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
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  • Hartford
Zutler, Moshe, MD Zutler, Moshe, MD
4.9 /5
91 surveys
860.827.2710
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
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  • Southington
  • New Britain
  • New Britain
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Zweibel, Steven Lloyd, MD, FACC, FHRS, CCDS Zweibel, Steven Lloyd, MD, FACC, FHRS, CCDS
4.9 /5
83 surveys
860.972.1506
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • West Hartford
  • Hartford
  • Middletown
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