Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Program

This unique program, a collaboration between Yale and University College London (UCL) Heart Hospital faculty, provides Yale patients access to the highest levels of international expertise. Directed by William McKenna , MD, Professor of Medicine at UCL and Adjunct Professor at Yale, and co-directed by Dr. Dan Jacoby, Assistant Professor of Medicine, the Program offers provides comprehensive evaluation of patients and families with inherited cardiomyopathies including dilated and hypertrophic, and arrhythmogenic. Program services include state of the art imaging and genetic testing, including exome sequencing, a full spectrum of treatment options as well as genetic counseling.

Cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias, vascular diseases, and coronary and metabolic syndromes are comprehensively managed by using clinical evaluation to inform genetics and visa-versa.

Complexity in cases of inherited cardiovascular disease often outstrips the resources of traditionally organized medical specialty practices.  At the Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Program we work collaboratively with referring doctors and their patients.  Above all, we employ a patient centered approach to developing a care plan and treatment strategy that matches disease complexity, and patient needs.

At the Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Program we see a wide array of patients from across the state of Connecticut and beyond.  From hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, to familial dilated cardiomyopathy, to sudden death syndromes and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, our program has seen it all.


Akar, Joseph G.

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Academic Director of Electrophysiology
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory

Bonde, Pramod

Associate Professor of Surgery (Section of Cardiac Surgery)
Surgical Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support
Associate Program Director Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program

Brennan, Joseph

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Medical Director, Coronary Intensive Care Unit, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Director, Inpatient Cardiology Services

Cleman, Michael William

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Jacoby, Daniel Louis

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy
Director, General Heart Failure

Mangi, Abeel A.

Associate Professor of Surgery (Section of Cardiac Surgery)
Surgical Director, Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Transplantation
Surgical Director, Trans-Catheter Therapies

Mani, Arya

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and of Genetics
Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Program

Mojibian, Hamid R

Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology
Director, Cardiac CT/MR Imaging

Sugeng, Lissa

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)