Mohsen Karimi, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Section of Cardiac Surgery); Associate Chief, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery; Associate Chief of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Northeast Pediatric Specialties, Inc. Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital & Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Biographical Info

Dr. Mohsen Karimi is the Associate Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at the combined Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. He is board certified in surgery, thoracic surgery, and congenital cardiac surgery. He is also an active member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery.

He provides surgical treatment for all types of congenital cardiac defects in pediatric and adult patients. Dr. Karimi’s clinical research interests include the development of improved surgical techniques and blood conservation measures to improve outcomes in pediatric cardiac operations. He has been practicing blood conservation cardiac surgery in children for the last 5 years, having sophisticated heart-lung bypass support and equipment which allows for limited or no blood transfusion during cardiac surgery. He has demonstrated that patients requiring less or no blood transfusion have lower need for heart medications, shorter ventilator support, lower complication rate, and much shorter length of stay in the hospital.

The combined Yale-New Haven and Connecticut Children’s Congenital Cardiac Program was established in 2012 under the umbrella of Northeast Pediatric Specialties, Inc. (NEPS). The premise of this joint program is to incorporate all the experts involved in the treatment of congenital heart disease with a shared commitment to further understand, prevent, and treat all aspects of the cardiac disease in pediatrics and adults with congenital cardiac defects.

The comprehensive children's heart program also includes specialized pediatric cardiologists, neonatologists, intensivists, anesthesiologists, perfusionists, and postoperative support groups dedicated to provide the best quality of care for children and adults with congenital heart diseases.

Education & Training

Indiana University, Purdue University (1992)
Indiana University School of Medicine (1996)
University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, General Surgery (1996 - 2002)
University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, Cardiothoracic Surgery (2002 - 2005)
Children's Hospital of Atllanta/Emory School of Medicine, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery (2005 - 2006)
Board Certification
Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery, Board Certified  (2006)
Board Certification
Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Board Certified  (2011)

Honors & Recognition

  • Phi Beta Kappa
    Indiana University (1991)
  • Honor In Surgery
    Indiana University School of Medicine (1992)
  • C. Walton Lillehei Resident Research Award
    American Association for Thoracic Surgery (2003)
  • Humanitarian Award
    Mater Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya (2011)
  • Academic Achievement Award in Surgery
    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (1996)

Professional Service

  • Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons (01/01/2007)
  • Member, European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (01/01/2007)

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