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Hashim, Sabet W., MD, FACS

Chairman of Cardiac Surgery Co-Physician in Chief, Heart & Vascular Institute




English, French, Arabic

Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).

Accepting New Patients
  • Cardiac Surgery

Areas of Expertise
Aortic Valve Replacement, Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Surgery, Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases, MAZE and Mini MAZE for Atrial Fibrillation, Mini Invasive Aortic and Mitral Surgery, Mitra Clip for Mitral Regurgitation, Mitral Valve Repair, Repair of Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation, Surgery for Hypertrophic Obstruction Cardiomyopathy (HOCM), Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR)

Hospitals and Organizations

  • St Vincents Medical Center
  • Hartford Hospital
  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
  • Integrated Care Partners


St. Luke's Hospital

Medical School
St. Joseph's Jesuit University School of Medicine, Beirut

Yale New Haven Hospital ‐ Cardiothoracic Surgery

Lycée Francais of Beirut ‐ Mathematics


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Will absolutely recommend. All my questions were answered. They all put me at ease with the procedure that I will be having.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Hashim instantly brought a sense of calm to my appointment when I walked into his office. I was very nervous and this made a huge difference. He showed my husband and I echocardiogram images, which helped to better understand my condition. He explained very slowly the problem, what is needed for more information and a possible plan. I left feeling much better.

5 out of 5 stars

Kind and caring and extremely informative and supportive

5 out of 5 stars

The Dr & nurses took their time explaining the procedures & answering our questions.

5 out of 5 stars

I would recommend this care provider to others

5 out of 5 stars

I felt very comfortable and well informed with the doctor

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Hashim is the best. We saw several other surgeons before having my procedure done and he and his staff were by far our top choice.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Hashim gave us my husband for an additional 10 years which we would not have had due to his heart issues. My husband was able to enjoy his family, see our daughter marry and enjoy his cherished grandchildren. We are forever grateful as was my husband.

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly one year ago to this day Dr. Sabet Hashim took my heart apart and put it back together again. The intelligence, skill and courage necessary to do such a thing keeps me in awe of this doctor, his right hand nurse helper Susan and Megan. And of course the entire surgical team. I am effortlessly bicycling to work, kayaking, and running with my grandchildren around the house. The surgery is finally so far behind me I forget until I see the scar before showering. God bless this team and this Hospital.


Dr. Sabet Hashim, a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, is best known for his expertise in mitral valve repair. Before becoming chairman of cardiac surgery and co-physician-in-chief of the Hartford HealthCare Heart and Vascular Institute in 2016, Dr. Hashim was director of cardiac valve surgery for a decade at Yale New Haven Hospital. While there, he performed New England's first mitral valve repair in 1984. That same year, Dr. Hashim performed the first heart transplant in Connecticut.

Dr. Hashim developed one of the first Mitral Valve Repair Programs in the United States. He has pioneered techniques in Minimally Invasive Aortic and Mitral Valve Surgery. Dr. Hashim has consistently maintained the largest mitral valve practice in Connecticut and has performed more than 2,000 mitral valve repairs and 10,000 open-heart procedures. He has served as a primary investigator on several trials, including SurTAVI, COAPT and Commence.

Dr. Hashim has received numerous professional honors and awards, has a significant background in biomedical research and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals.

Simplifying the Repair of Barlow's Disease-A solution to excess leaflet tissue without resection

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