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, FCCM, FCCP

    Section Directors:  
    General Surgery: Orlando C. Kirton, MD, FACS, FCCM, 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, FCCM, FCCP

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    Active Medical Staff

    Surgery
    Doctor Name & Department Physician Group, Practice
    & Office Locations
    Main Location
    & Phone
    Duffield Ashmead IV, MD
    Hand Surgery
    The Hand Center
    Other Locations:
    Hartford
    Farmington
    Glastonbury
    8605277161
    Alan Babigian, MD, FACS
    Hand Surgery
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Vascular Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Hartford
    Farmington
    8605487338
    Thomas C Banever, MD, FACS
    Breast Surgery
    General Surgery
    Thomas C. Banever Hartford
    8602499189
    David M. Bass, MD
    Hand Surgery
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    David M. Bass, MD, PC
    Other Locations:
    Avon
    Glastonbury
    Hartford
    8602473479
    Lindsay A Bliss, MD
    Hospital Medicine
    Hartford Hospital / Medicine Hartford
    860,5452117
    Elizabeth W. Brady, MD, FACS, MBA
    Breast Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Breast Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Hartford
    Farmington
    8602462071
    Robert T. Brautigam, MD
    Critical Care Medicine
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Hospital / Surgery Hartford
    8609725022
    Matthew G. Brown, MD
    General Surgery
    Transplant Hepatology
    Transplantation Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Transplant Surgery Hartford
    8606962030
    Robert J. Brown, MD
    Neurocritical Care
    Neurology
    Hartford Hospital / Neurology Hartford
    860,545-5201
    Karyn L. Butler, MD
    Critical Care Medicine
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Hospital / Surgery Hartford
    8605455201
    Charles L. Castiglione, MD, FACS
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Hartford
    Farmington
    8605487338
    Philip Caushaj, MD
    General Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Hartford
    860,2462071
    Norman J. Cavanagh, DMD, MD
    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Hartford
    Farmington
    8605487338
    Alex C. Cech, MD
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Farmington
    Glastonbury
    Hartford
    Hartford
    8605487338
    Chike V. Chukwumah, MD
    General Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - General Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Avon
    Hartford
    8602462071
    Jeffrey L. Cohen, MD
    Colon & Rectal Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Colo-Rectal Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Farmington
    Hartford
    (860) 548-7336
    David E. Curtis, MD
    General Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - General Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Glastonbury
    Hartford
    8602462071
    Lindsey L DaSilva, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    Hartford Hospital / Surgery Hartford
    860,5454189
    Jennifer R Decker, DPM
    Podiatry
    CT Multispecialty Group, PC Wethersfield
    860,721-5747
    Orlando DeLucia, MD, FACS
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Glastonbury
    West Hartford
    Farmington
    Hartford
    8605487338
    Michael Diodato, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    Hartford Hospital / Surgery Hartford
    8605454189
    Thomas V. Divinagracia, MD, MPH
    General Surgery
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Vascular Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Glastonbury
    New Britain
    Hartford
    8605224158
    Randolph E. Edwards, MD
    Critical Care Medicine
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Hospital / Surgery Hartford
    8605454189
    David P. Eisenberg, MD
    Breast Surgery
    General Surgery
    Surgical Oncology
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Surgical Oncology
    Other Locations:
    Manchester
    Hartford
    8606962040
    Ronen Elefant, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Hartford
    860,246-2071
    Juan C. Escalon, MD
    Thoracic Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Thoracic Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Norwich
    Hartford
    8605224158
    Lori L. Fritts, MD
    Breast Surgery
    General Surgery
    Lori L. Fritts, MD, LLC Bloomfield
    (860) 726-1414
    James J. Gallagher, MD
    General Surgery
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Vascular Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Farmington
    Glastonbury
    Hartford
    8605224158
    James J. Gallagher III, MD
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

    Elise Gates, MD
    Breast Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Breast Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Farmington
    Enfield
    8602462071
    Edward Hannoush, MD
    Bariatric Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - General Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Farmington
    Hartford
    8602462071
    Akhilesh Jain, MD
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Vascular Surgery Hartford
    860,522-4158
    Ramon E. Jimenez, MD
    Breast Surgery
    General Surgery
    Surgical Oncology
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Surgical Oncology
    Other Locations:
    Glastonbury
    Enfield
    West Hartford
    Hartford
    8606962040
    Kristina H. Johnson, MD
    Colon & Rectal Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Colo-Rectal Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Farmington
    Enfield
    Glastonbury
    Hartford
    8605487336
    D'Andrea K. Joseph, MD
    Critical Care Medicine
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Hospital / Surgery Hartford
    860,545-3766
    Mohsen Karimi, MD
    Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
    CT Children's Medical Ctr / Surgery Hartford
    860,5458924
    Mario Katigbak, MD
    Thoracic Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Thoracic Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Hartford
    Glastonbury
    860,5224158
    Kevin P. Keating, MD
    Critical Care Medicine
    Critical Care Surgery
    Hartford Hospital / Surgery Hartford
    8609725201
    Kristine Kelliher, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - General Surgery Hartford
    8602462071
    Noubar M Kevorkian, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    Hartford Hospital / Surgery Hartford
    860,545-5021
    Heather M. King, MD
    Breast Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Breast Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Glastonbury
    South Windsor
    Farmington
    8602462071
    Orlando C. Kirton, MD, FACS, FCCM, MCCM, FCCP
    Critical Care Medicine
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Hospital / Surgery Hartford
    (860) 545-4189
    Eric N. Klein, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Hartford
    8602462071
    Leszek A. Kolodziejczak, MD
    General Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - General Surgery - Willimantic Willimantic
    8604235000
    Anne Lally, MD
    General Surgery
    Transplantation Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Transplant Surgery Hartford
    8606962030
    Jessica Lee, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - General Surgery Hartford
    8602462071
    Robert Lowe, MD
    Thoracic Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Thoracic Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Glastonbury
    Hartford
    8605224158
    Eric Lui, DPM
    Foot and Ankle Surgery
    Foot Surgery
    Podiatry
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Podiatry
    Other Locations:
    Wethersfield
    Glastonbury
    New Britain
    Avon
    Enfield
    Hartford
    (860) 547-0616
    John W. Mah, MD
    Critical Care Medicine
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Hospital / Surgery Hartford
    8609725201
    Jennifer N. McCallister MD,
    General Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Plainville
    860,8261101
    James F. Nugent, DPM
    Foot and Ankle Surgery
    Foot Surgery
    Podiatry
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Podiatry
    Other Locations:
    New Britain
    Hartford
    8605470616
    Rocco Orlando III, MD, FACS
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - General Surgery Hartford
    8602462071
    Marc D. Palter, MD
    Critical Care Medicine
    Critical Care Surgery
    Hartford Hospital / Surgery Hartford
    8609725201
    Pavlos K. Papasavas, MD
    Bariatric Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - General Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Hartford
    Enfield
    South Windsor
    Glastonbury
    8602462071
    Judith L. Pepe, MD
    Critical Care Medicine
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Hospital / Surgery Hartford
    8609725022
    Robert J. Piorkowski, MD, FACS
    Breast Surgery
    Head & Neck Surgery
    Surgical Oncology
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Surgical Oncology
    Other Locations:
    Wethersfield
    Avon
    Windsor
    Hartford
    8606962040
    Joseph V. Portereiko, DO, FACS
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
    Hartford Hospital / Trauma Hartford
    8609723536
    Rachel Raphael, MD
    General Surgery
    Lori L. Fritts, MD, LLC Bloomfield
    860,726-1414
    Caroline Rochon, MD
    Transplantation Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Transplant Surgery Hartford
    8606962030
    Kurt Rode, DPM
    Podiatry
    West Hartford Podiatry Associates West Hartford
    860,2362564
    Lois Sakorafas, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford Hospital / Surgery Hartford
    860,5455022
    William V. Sardella, MD
    Colon & Rectal Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Colo-Rectal Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Glastonbury
    Hartford
    (860) 548-7336
    Kenneth M Schwartz, MD
    General Surgery
    Hartford Health Care PhysiciansCare Inc Meriden
    2032382691
    Parth S. Shah, MD, FACS
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Vascular Surgery New Britain
    860,229-8889
    Kaveh Shahmohammadi, MD
    General Surgery
    Hartford Hospital / Surgery Hartford
    8609725201
    Patricia A. Sheiner, MD
    General Surgery
    Transplantation Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Transplant Surgery Hartford
    8606962030
    Ashley K Shepard, DPM
    Foot and Ankle Surgery
    Foot Surgery
    Podiatry
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Podiatry
    Other Locations:
    Manchester
    Avon
    Hartford
    (860) 547-0616
    Eric W. Silverstein, DPM
    Foot and Ankle Surgery
    Foot Surgery
    Podiatry
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Podiatry
    Other Locations:
    West Hartford
    Hartford
    8605470616
    Francis Siracusa, MD
    General Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - General Surgery - Willimantic Willimantic
    8604235000
    Steven S. Smith, MD
    Hand Surgery
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Hartford
    Glastonbury
    Farmington
    8605487338
    Kristy Thurston, MD
    Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Colo-Rectal Surgery Hartford
    860,548-7336
    Darren S. Tishler, MD
    Bariatric Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - General Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Enfield
    Farmington
    Glastonbury
    8602462071
    Paul V. Vignati, MD
    Colon & Rectal Surgery
    General Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Colo-Rectal Surgery Hartford
    8605487336
    Christina J. Wai, MD
    Breast Surgery
    General Surgery
    Surgical Oncology
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Surgical Oncology Hartford
    8606962040
    Richard G. Weiss, MD
    Pediatric Surgery
    CT Children's Medical Ctr / Faculty Practice Plan
    Other Locations:
    Avon
    Hartford
    (860) 545-9520
    Mary H. Windels, MD
    General Surgery
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
    Hartford HealthCare Medical Group - Vascular Surgery
    Other Locations:
    Enfield
    Hartford
    8605224158
    Andrea B. Wolffing, MD
    Critical Care Surgery
    Hartford Hospital / Surgery Hartford
    860,5453062