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Our Staff

 

ciafone0322webRussell A. Ciafone, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Princeton University – BA
Columbia University College
of Physicians and Surgeons – MD
Residency: New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center,
Boston City Hospital
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital

Doctor Ciafone is former Director of the Coronary Care Unit at Saint Francis Hospital. He is board certified in cardiology and nuclear cardiology, and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. He is on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. He is President and a Managing Member of Central Connecticut Cardiologists, LLC. Dr. Ciafone has been named a “Top Doctor” by U.S. News and World Report and a “Top Doc” by Hartford Magazine.


 

galle268web John Scott Galle, M.D., F.A.C.C.

University of Connecticut – BA
Albert Einstein College of Medicine – MD
Residency: New Britain General Hospital
Fellowship: University of Connecticut Saint Francis Hospital

Doctor Galle is board certified in cardiology, interventional cardiology and echocardiography. He has received awards in interventional cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Galle is a member of the Heart and Rhythm Society and the American Society of Echocardiography. He is Secretary and a Managing Member of Central Connecticut Cardiologists, LLC.


 

kennedy420web Kathleen A. Kennedy, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute – BS
Albany Medical College – MD
Residency: Albany Medical Center,
Saint Francis Hospital,
Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship: University of Connecticut

Doctor Kennedy is board certified in cardiology. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Medical Association. Dr. Kennedy is a recognized specialist in women’s issues in cardiology.


 

lane2222web Steven E. Lane, M.D., F.A.C.C.

University of Vermont – BS
University of Rochester School of Medicine – MD
Residency: Harvard Medical School New England Deaconess Hospital
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School New England Deaconess Hospital

Doctor Lane is board certified in cardiology and certified in interventional cardiology. Dr. Lane is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Dr. Lane was one of the first cardiac interventionalists at Saint Francis Hospital and has nearly twenty years’ experience in angioplasty and coronary stenting. Dr. Lane has been named a “Top Doctor” by U.S. News and World Report.


 

toced Dale Thomas Toce, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Central Connecticut State University – BA
University of Connecticut – MS
Albany Medical College – MD
Residency: University of Connecticut
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center,
Hartford Hospital

Doctor Toce is board certified in cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Medical Association. Dr. Toce has been Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Johnson Memorial Hospital. He has been a member of Central Connecticut Cardiologists since 1998.


 

Atique A. Mirza, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Government College Lahore, Pakistan
Medical College, Lahore – MB;BS
Residency: Rush Presbyterian St. Luke Medical Center, Chicago
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital
University of Connecticut

Doctor Mirza joined Central Connecticut Cardiologists, LLC in 2006. He is board eligible in cardiology and eligible for certification in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. For the past three years, he has worked with members of the practice.


 

atharh Haris Athar, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium
University of Hamburg – MD
Residency: Michigan State University
Fellowship: University of Connecticut Hartford Hospital,
University of Texas, Houston
Fellowship: University of Texas, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston

Doctor Athar joined Central Connecticut Cardiologists in 2007. He is trained in both coronary angioplasty and stenting as well as peripheral artery angioplasty and stenting. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Athar is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is the Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Johnson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Athar has been named a “Top Doc” by Hartford Magazine.


 

davidsonaAndrew C. Davidson, M.D.

Yale University – BS
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons – MD
Residency: University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital, Medical
Fellowship: University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital, Cardiology

Doctor Davidson completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center.


 

Timothy Glew, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Colby College – BA
Tulane University School of Medicine – MD
Residency: NY Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell School of Medicine 
Fellowship: Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital 

Doctor Glew is board certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and vascular interpretation. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography. He also served as the Chief Cardiology Fellow at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.


 

Patrick O’Beirne, M.D.

Colby College – BA
Catholic University of America – BA
Sheffield-Hallam University – Post Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion 
University of Mississippi Medical Center – MD
Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Fellowship: University of Massachusetts Medical School

Doctor O’Beirne is board certified in cardiology, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography and cardiac electrophysiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. In addition to all aspects of clinical cardiology, Dr. O’Beirne performs electrophysiology procedures, including pacemaker and defibrillator implants, as well as cardiac ablations.


 

Joseph Mitchel, D.O., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.

Villanova University – BA
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences – DO
Residency: University of Connecticut
Fellowship: Hartford Hospital

Doctor Mitchel is a Fellow of both the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. He is board certified in cardiology, interventional cardiology and ringside medicine. He is a recognized authority in coronary angioplasty and stenting of complex coronary artery disease. Dr. Mitchel has accumulated vast experience and has been a welcome addition to the practice, which he joined in February 2017.

After 9/11, Dr. Mitchel volunteered for the United States Army Medical Core, served eight years, and was deployed under Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has received the United States Army Medical Commendations Award.

Dr. Mitchel is a physician volunteer with Connecticut USA Boxing.


 

Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant

Central Connecticut Cardiologists, LLC has physician extenders who provide services under the direction of cardiologists. They are experienced in cardiovascular medicine.


 

Ann-Marie K. Stawarky, APRN

Salve Regina University – BS
Yale University – MS

Ms. Stawarky is certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner of the American Nurses Association and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. She is a Cardiac Care Associate of the American College of Cardiology. She is a member of American Nurses Association, American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the Connecticut Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Association. Ms. Stawarky was a Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner at the Intermediate Coronary Care Unit at Saint Francis Hospital prior to joining Central Connecticut Cardiologists, LLC.