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

Departments & Organizations

Adult Congenital Heart Program

Office of Student Research

Surgery: Cardiac Surgery

Yale Medical Group

Biography

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

MD Indiana University School of Medicine (1996)
MS Indiana University, Purdue University (1992)
Fellowship Children's Hospital of Atllanta/Emory School of Medicine
Fellowship University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics
Residency University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics
Board Certification AB of Thoracic Surgery (2006)
Board Certification AB of Thoracic Surgery (2011)

Honors & Recognition

  • Humanitarian AwardMater Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya (2011)

  • C. Walton Lillehei Resident Research Award American Association for Thoracic Surgery (2003)

  • Honor In SurgeryIndiana University School of Medicine (1992)

  • Academic Achievement Award in SurgeryUniversity of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (1996)

  • Phi Beta KappaIndiana University (1991)

Professional Service

  • Member Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2007)

  • Member European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (2007)

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Contact Info

Mohsen Karimi, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Pediatric Specialty CenterYale-New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Ste West Pavilion 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06504
Pediatric Specialty CenterConnecticut Children’s Medical Center
282 Washington Street, Ste 2nd Floor

Hartford, CT 06106
Office Location
Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street

New Haven, CT 06504
Mailing Address
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Yale Office330 Cedar Street, Boardman 204
PO Box 208039

New Haven, CT 06520-8039

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