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Russell 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 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. World and News Report and a "Top Doc" by Hartford Magazine

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. He is a member of the Heart and Rhythm Society and American Society of Echocardiography. He is Secretary and a Managing Member of Central Connecticut Cardiologists, LLC.

John T. Cardone, M.D., F.A.C.C.

New York University - BA 1976
SUNY Buffalo - MD 1980
Residency: Tufts New England Medial Center 1983
Fellowship: Tufts New England Medical Center 1985

Doctor Cardone has been practicing with Central Connecticut Cardiologists since 1985. Doctor Cardone is board certified in cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, a member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and American Medical Association. Since 2004 Doctor Cardone has been selected as one of the "Best Doctors in America". He is Vice President and a Managing Member of Central Connecticut Cardiologist, LLC.  Doctor Cardone has been named a "Top Doc" by Hartford Magazine

Doctor Cardone does all aspects of clinical cardiology, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, pacemaker implantations and cardiac catherization.

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. Doctor Kennedy is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Member of the American Medical Association. Doctor Kennedy is a recognized specialist in women's issues in cardiology.

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

John I. Baron, M.D., F.A.C.C.

University of South Carolina -BS
University of South Carolina -MD
Residency: Saint Francis Hospital
Fellowship: Brown University

Doctor Baron is board certified in cardiology and certified in nuclear cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Society.

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. He 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.

Harris Athar, MDHaris 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

Dr. 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. He 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

Andrew C. Davidson, M.D.Andrew C. Davidson, M.D.

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

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

Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant

Central Connecticut Cardiologists, LLC have 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.

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HARTFORD 525-1234 525-8901
ENFIELD 741-6678
SIMSBURY 651-4358
EAST GRANBY; SUFFIELD 525-1234

19 Woodland Street, Suite 35
Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: 860.525.1234

Russell A. Ciafone, M.D.
J. Scott Galle, M.D.
John T. Cardone, M.D.
Kathleen A. Kennedy, M.D.
Steven E. Lane, M.D.
John I. Baron, M.D.
Dale T. Toce, M.D.
Atique Mirza, M.D.
Haris Athar, M.D.
Andrew C. Davidson, M.D.
Ann Marie Stawarky, APRN


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"Top Doctor" Recognition Awards

US News and World Report lists Doctors Russell Ciafone, Steven Lane as a "Top Doctor" for 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Hartford Magazine has placed Doctors Haris Athar, John Cardone and Russell Ciafone on their "Top Docs" for 2013, 2014, and 2015.