Fellowship Coordinator

Michelle Bradby

Paul D. Thompson. MD
Paul D. Thompson, MD

Director, Cardiology

Paul D. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is Director of Cardiology, The Athletes Heart Program and Cardiovascular Research at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT and Professor of Medicine at the University of CT.

He previously was Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh from 1992 to 1997 and on the faculty of Brown University from 1978 to 1992. He has authored over 160 scientific articles on topics which include: the effects of exercise training on preventing and treating heart disease; the risk of sudden death during exercise; the effects of statins on muscle function, and genetic factors affecting the exercise response. These research efforts have been supported by grants from foundations, the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health. He is also an Associate Editor of the Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Editor of the book, Exercise and Sports Cardiology. He is a Past President of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Thompson’s research and clinical interests in exercise originate from his personal interest in distance running. He qualified for the 1972 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Eugene, Oregon and finished 16th in the Boston Marathon in 1976.
Jeffrey Kluger, MD
Jeffrey Kluger, MD,

Associate Director, Cardiology

Jeffrey Kluger, MD

Dr. Kluger is the Director of Heart Rhythm Management within the Division of Cardiology.

In this capacity, he has administrative and programmatic oversight for all aspects of the Heart Rhythm Management Program, including the Arrhythmia Service, non-invasive electrophysiology (EP) testing, interventional EP and device implantation, as well as primary responsibility for coordination of clinical outreach initiatives, research and education within this newly-formulated Heart Rhythm Management Service.



Coronary Intensive Care Unit


Exercise Laboratory

Heart Failure & Transplant Services

Heart Rhythm Management & Interventional Electrophysiology

Interventional Cardiology

Nuclear Cardiology

Preventive Cardiology

  • Marcin Dada, MD

Vascular & Endovascular Medicine


First Year Residency

  • Osama Abdel-Hafez, Indiana University
  • Lovely Chhabra, St. Vincent Hospital
  • Donald Engles, University of Connecticut
  • Akrivi Manola, University of Connecticut

Second Year Residency

  • Donna Chelle Morales, DO, University of Connecticut
  • Mridula Rai, MD, University of Connecticut
  • Bhavadharini Ramu, MD, University of Connecticut
  • Hanna Slim, MD, Hospital of St. Raphael

Third Year Residency

  • Gilbert Ching, MD, University of Connecticut
  • Pavittarpaul Dhesi, MD, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • Karlyn Huddy, MD, University of Connecticut
  • Shishir Mathur, MD, University of Connecticut

Non-Invasive Cardiology Fellows Residency

  • Waseem Chaudhry, MD, New York Methodist Hospital
  • Mohammad Tokir Mujtaba, MD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology Fellow Residency

  • Nikolas Krishna, MD, New York Methodist Hospital