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Ali, Ayyaz, MD, PhD

Surgical Director, Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Programs




English, Urdu

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 Surgery, Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Heart Transplantation, Lung Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Valvular Heart Disease


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Duke University Medical Center

Graduate School
Leicester University

Medical School
Leicester University Medical School

Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK

Professional Organizations

  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Member
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England, Member


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Ali explained in detail my surgery. Made me feel very comfortable and eased some of my fears.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Great staff. Was seen quickly. Very pleased

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Ali saved my life! 5 stars! I am on the mend and had a follow up with the Dr.who originally saw me when I was transported to Bachus Hospital. He informed me that the prognosis was not good. My family was informed that I would not make it. Dr Ali must have reviewed my file and requested I be transported to Hartford Hospital. I was told the decision had been made that any attempts to save my life was futile at best. Dr Ali I am assuming decided it was worth a try. 60 days later I am home and getting stronger everyday. I feel my life was saved by the decision of one man and I am at a loss on how to convey the level of appreciation I will always have that I Dr Ali is present at this point in history. Not sure if he will see this but I wanted you to know how much appreciation I will always have. It has reminded me how precious a gift life is and I plan to make the most out of this second chance. Thank you Dr. Ali and his entire team at Hartford Hospital.


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