CONTACT:
  • PHONE: (860) 972-4189
  • FAX: (860) 545-1568

  • DEPARTMENT INFO:

  • LINKS:
  • Cancer Program Web Page
  • Cardiology Program Web Page
  • Center for Bloodless Medicine & Surgery 
  • Critical Care Web Page 
  • Partnership for Breast Care
  • Robotic Surgery Web Page
  • Transplant Program Web Page
  • Trauma Program Web Page
  • Department of Surgery Intranet Site
  • Trauma Program Intranet Site
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    About the Department
    DIVISIONS:
    • Bariatric Surgery
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery
    • General Surgery
    • Pediatric Surgery
    • Vascular Surgery
    • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    • Podiatric Surgery
    • Surgical Critical Care
    • Surgical Oncology
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Transplantation
    • Trauma

    The Department of Surgery's aggregate surgical workload accounts for nearly half the total number of operative procedures performed in the institution.

    The spectrum of services is distributed in the Department’s various Divisions/Sections: Bariatric Surgery, ColoRectal Surgery, Critical Care, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Podiatric Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma and Pediatric Surgery (the latter provided at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center adjacent to Hartford Hospital.)

    The delivery of the highest attainable quality of surgical care is the primary mission of the Department. The ongoing monitoring of that care and the efforts to continuously improve it are carried out in collaboration with a strong surgical nursing department, with other expert caregivers, and with medical information systems of the institution in support of patient care. In response to patient need, the Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery (CBMS) has been established to accommodate those individuals who, guided by religious constraints, will not permit blood or blood products as elements of their treatment.

    The education of medical students and the training of surgery residents as future general and subspecialty surgical practitioners is an integral part of the Department’s mission. The education of medical students, surgical residents, attending physician staff, advanced practitioners and nurses is augmented by the utilization of the Hartford Hospital Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), which provides cutting edge technology and simulation education.

    The blended synergy of patient focus and education is the hallmark of the Department.

    Quality Focus:

    ACS/NSQIP logoHartford Hospital is committed to providing clinical quality second to none. Led by Dr. Orlando Kirton, Chief of the Department of Surgery, the surgical quality and safety program at Hartford Hospital participates in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS/NSQIP) and the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP). Through these resources, Dr. Kirton and his quality team identify areas needing improvement and assist in designing strategies to tackle any shortfalls. It means we all win, and no one more than our patients. Better quality improves patient outcomes, prevents complications, reduces costs, and saves lives.

     
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    Department Leadership
     
    DIRECTOR: Orlando C. Kirton, MD, FACS, MCCM, FCCP

    Section Directors:  
    General Surgery: Orlando C. Kirton, MD, FACS, MCCM, FCCP
    Bariatric Surgery:
    Darren S. Tishler, MD 
    Colon & Rectal Surgery: Jeffrey L. Cohen, MD
    Pediatric Surgery (CCMC): Christina Finck, MD
    Vascular Surgery: James J. Gallagher, MD, FACS
    Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery: Charles L. Castiglione, MD
    Podiatry: Eric Silverstein, DPM
    Surgical Critical Care: Karyn L. Butler, MD
    Surgical Oncology: Robert J. Piorkowski, MD, FACS
    Thoracic Surgery: Robert Lowe, MD
    Transplantation Surgery: Patricia A. Sheiner, MD
    Trauma:
    Orlando C. Kirton, MD, FACS, MCCM, FCCP

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    Active Medical Staff

    Surgery
    Doctor Name & Department Physician Group, Practice
    & Office Locations
    Main Location
    & Phone
    Brian Michael Allen, MD
    General Surgery
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
    Other Locations:
    Farmington
    Plainville
    (860) 224-0405
    Alan Babigian, MD, FACS
    Hand Surgery
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
    Other Locations:
    Hartford
    Farmington
    (860) 246-2071
    Thomas Clark Banever, MD, FACS
    Breast Surgery
    General Surgery
    Surgical Oncology
    Thomas C. Banever, MD Hartford
    (860) 249-9189
    Leah R. Bassin, MD
    General Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Farmington
    (860) 246-2071
    Khaldoun Kamal Bekdache, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    Hartford Hospital Hartford
    (860) 545-3766
    Elizabeth Willard Brady, MD, FACS
    Breast Surgery
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
    Other Locations:
    Hartford
    Farmington
    (860) 246-2071
    Robert Todd Brautigam, MD;FACS
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Hospital Hartford
    (860) 545-4189
    Matthew George Brown, MD
    General Surgery
    Transplant Hepatology
    Transplant Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Hartford
    (860) 696-2030
    Karyn Leigh Butler, MD;FACS;FCCM
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Hospital Hartford
    (860) 545-4189
    Brendan Thomas Campbell, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Pediatric Surgery
    Connecticut Children's Medical Center Hartford
    (860) 545-9520
    Charles Leonard Castiglione, MD;FACS
    General Surgery
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
    Other Locations:
    Hartford
    Farmington
    (860) 246-2071
    Norman James Cavanagh, DMD, MD
    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
    Other Locations:
    Hartford
    Farmington
    (860) 246-2071
    Mohiuddin Cheema, MD
    Cardiac Surgery
    Endovascular Surgery
    General Surgery
    Vascular Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Hartford
    (860) 696-5520
    Chike V Chukwumah, MD
    General Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
    Other Locations:
    Avon
    Hartford
    (860) 246-2071
    Jeffrey Lewis Cohen, MD, FACS, FASCRS
    Colon & Rectal Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
    Other Locations:
    Farmington
    Hartford
    (860) 548-7336
    David Eugene Curtis, MD
    General Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
    Other Locations:
    Glastonbury
    Hartford
    (860) 246-2071
    Orlando DeLucia, MD, FACS
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
    Other Locations:
    Glastonbury
    Hartford
    Farmington
    (860) 246-2071
    Michael Dominick Diodato, MD
    General Surgery
    Hartford Hospital Hartford
    (860) 545-4189
    Thomas V. Divinagracia, MD
    Endovascular Surgery
    General Surgery
    Vascular Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Hartford
    (860) 522-4158
    Randolph E Edwards, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Hospital Hartford
    (860) 545-4189
    David Paul Eisenberg, MD, FACS
    Breast Surgery
    General Surgery
    Surgical Oncology
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
    Other Locations:
    Avon
    Hartford
    (860) 696-2040
    Ronen Elefant, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Hartford
    (860) 246-2071
    Daniel Stephen Fusco, MD
    Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
    Thoracic Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Hartford
    (860) 696-5520
    James Joseph Gallagher, MD
    Endovascular Surgery
    General Surgery
    Vascular Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
    Other Locations:
    Farmington
    Glastonbury
    Hartford
    (860) 246-2071
    James Joseph Gallagher III, MD
    Vascular Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Meriden
    (203) 634-1900
    Elise Kathleen Gates, MD
    Breast Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
    Other Locations:
    Hartford
    Enfield
    Farmington
    (860) 246-2071
    Robert Carl Hagberg, MD
    Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
    Thoracic Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Hartford
    (860) 696-5520
    Jonathan Acton Hammond, MD
    Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Hartford
    (860) 696-5520
    Edward J. Hannoush, MD
    Bariatric Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
    Other Locations:
    Hartford
    Farmington
    Farmington
    (860) 224-5161
    Chester Bowden Humphrey, MD
    General Surgery
    Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Hartford
    (860) 696-5520
    Akhilesh Kumar Jain, MD
    Endovascular Surgery
    General Surgery
    Vascular Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Hartford
    (860) 522-4158
    Ramon Emilio Jimenez, MD
    Breast Surgery
    General Surgery
    Surgical Oncology
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
    Other Locations:
    West Hartford
    Enfield
    Glastonbury
    Hartford
    (860) 696-2040
    Kristina Hope Johnson, MD, FACS, FASCRS
    Colon & Rectal Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
    Other Locations:
    Glastonbury
    Farmington
    Hartford
    (860) 548-7336
    D'Andrea Joseph, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Hospital Hartford
    (860) 545-3766
    Mario Winn Katigbak, MD
    Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
    Other Locations:
    Glastonbury
    Hartford
    (860) 522-4158
    Kevin Patrick Keating, MD;FACS
    Critical Care Surgery
    Hartford Hospital Hartford
    (860) 545-4189
    Kristine Kelliher, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Hartford
    (860) 246-2071
    Noubar Movses Kevorkian, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    The Hospital Of Central Connecticut New Britain
    (860) 224-5900
    Heather Marie King, MD
    Breast Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
    Other Locations:
    South Windsor
    Farmington
    (860) 246-2071
    Orlando Cecilio Kirton, MD, MCCM, FACS, FCCP
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Hospital Hartford
    (860) 545-4189
    Eric Neil Klein, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Hartford
    (860) 246-2071
    Foula Chrissy Kontonicolas, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    Hartford Hospital Hartford
    (860) 545-3766
    Tatiana Kovtoun, MD, FACS
    Breast Surgery
    Colon & Rectal Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Willimantic
    (860) 423-5000
    Anne Letitia Lally, MD
    General Surgery
    Transplant Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Hartford
    (860) 696-2030
    Jessica M. Lee, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Hartford
    (860) 246-2071
    Eric Lui, DPM
    Podiatry
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Plainville
    (860) 224-0405
    John Wesley Mah, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Hospital Hartford
    (860) 545-4189
    Jennifer Noelle McCallister, MD
    Breast Surgery
    Emergency Medicine
    General Surgery
    Hartford Hospital
    Other Locations:
    New Britain
    Hartford
    (860) 972-4325
    Alicia Ann McKelvey, MD, FACS, FCCP
    Cardiac Surgery
    General Surgery
    Thoracic Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Hartford
    (860) 522-4158
    Sarfaraz Memon, MD
    Cardiovascular Medicine
    Hospital Medicine
    Internal Medicine
    Hartford Hospital Hartford
    (860) 972-1506
    James Fletcher Nugent, DPM, FACFAS
    Podiatry
    Hartford Hospital Plainville
    (860) 224-0405
    Marc David Palter, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    Hartford Hospital Hartford
    (860) 972-2883
    Judith Laich Pepe, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Hospital Hartford
    (860) 545-4189
    Joseph Vincent Portereiko, DO
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Hospital Hartford
    (860) 972-2883
    Lois Udo Sakorafas, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Hospital Hartford
    (860) 545-4189
    William Vincent Sardella, MD
    Colon & Rectal Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
    Other Locations:
    Glastonbury
    Hartford
    (860) 548-7336
    Akella S. Sarma, MD
    General Surgery
    Vascular Surgery
    Surgical Associates, LLC New Britain
    (860) 225-9431
    Parth S Shah, MD;FACS
    Endovascular Surgery
    General Surgery
    Vascular Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Plainville
    (860) 224-0405
    Kaveh Shahmohammadi, MD
    Trauma Surgery
    Hartford Hospital Hartford
    (860) 545-4189
    Patricia Ann Sheiner, MD
    General Surgery
    Transplant Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Hartford
    (860) 696-2030
    Kristy Tyler Thurston, MD
    Colon & Rectal Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
    Other Locations:
    Manchester
    Hartford
    (860) 548-7336
    Darren Scott Tishler, MD
    Bariatric Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
    Other Locations:
    Farmington
    Enfield
    Glastonbury
    (860) 246-2071
    David Joseph Underhill, MD
    Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Hartford
    (860) 696-5520
    Paul Vincent Vignati, MD
    Colon & Rectal Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
    Other Locations:
    West Hartford
    Hartford
    (860) 246-2071
    Mary Hyde Windels, MD
    Endovascular Surgery
    General Surgery
    Vascular Surgery
    Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Hartford
    (860) 522-4158
    Andrea Wolffing, MD
    General Surgery
    Hartford Hospital Hartford
    (860) 545-4189