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Pramod Narayan Bonde, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery)

Surgical Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support

Dr. Pramod Bonde is a Board Certified Cardiac Surgeon. He is dedicated to improving the quality and longevity of his patients afflicted with heart disease. In his eyes, you are not a patient but a person who deserves to be treated with compassion and dignity to facilitate a return to your family to spend a meaningful and happy life following heart surgery.

Dr. Bonde was greatly influenced by the loss of a dear one to the sufferings of heart failure; it was a turning point in his formative years...

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Umer Mansoor Darr, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery)

Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Bridgeport Hospital

Dr. Umer Darr is board-certified in general and thoracic surgery. He is fellowship trained in cardiovascular (complex aortic and heart valve surgery). Dr. Darr earned his M.B.B.S from the Aga Khan University Medical College in Pakistan and completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and in Cardiothoracic surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Dr. Darr’s clinical interests include Cardiac Surgery, Aneurysm Aortic Surgery, Aortic...

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Michael L Dewar, MD, FACS, FRCS(C)

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery)

Michael Dewar, MD, FACS, FRCS (C) is board-certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery. He is fellowship trained in cardiac, thoracic, vascular and general surgery. Dr. Dewar earned his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts and completed his coordinated surgical residency at McGill University and his general surgical residency at Montreal Chest Hospital.

Dr. Dewar's clinical interests include aortic valve surgery; minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery; mitral valve repair...

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John Alex Elefteriades, MD

William W.L. Glenn Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery)

Dr. John Elefteriades is the William W.L. Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director of the Aortic Institute at Yale University and Yale New-Haven Hospital. He served as Chief of Cardiac Surgery from 1995 to 2011, when he became Founding Director of the Aortic Institute at Yale-New Haven. He is among the most clinically active academic surgeons in the country.

Dr. Elefteriades graduated magna cum laude with a triple major in Physics, French and Psychology from Yale University. He...

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Mohsen Karimi, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (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

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, European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Congenital Heart Surgeon's Society.

He provides surgical treatment for all types of congenital cardiac defects in...

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Gary Sheldon Kopf, MD

Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery)

Dr. Gary Kopf is a Board Certified Cardiothoracic surgeon and has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of adult and pediatric cardiac surgery.

Dr. Kopf graduated from Columbia College majoring in Physics. He received his medical degree from Harvard University (cum laude). He trained in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Children’s Hospital of Boston. Dr. Kopf spent two years at the National Institutes of Health doing research on...

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Abeel A. Mangi, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery)

Surgical Director, Structural Heart and Valve Program

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Abeel A. Mangi, MD, is an attending surgeon in the Section of Cardiac Surgery at Yale University, and is Associate Professor of Surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is Surgical Director of the Structural Heart and Cardiac Valve Program at the Yale New Haven Heart & Vascular Institute. Dr. Mangi is certified and re-certified by the American Board of Surgery, and is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

He specializes in surgical and catheter...

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George Tellides, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery)

Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Veterans Affairs Medical Center

George Tellides, MD, PhD, earned his medical degree from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and his PhD from the University of Oxford. Dr. Tellidies is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of patients with cardiac disease and heart failure and concentrates his clinical practice at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, West Haven, CT.

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James J Yun, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery)

Associate Program Director Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program

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