Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Program

This unique program, a collaboration between Yale and University College London (UCL) Heart Hospital faculty, provides Yale patients access to the highest levels of international expertise. Directed by William McKenna , MD, Professor of Medicine at UCL and Adjunct Professor at Yale, and co-directed by Dr. Dan Jacoby, Assistant Professor of Medicine, the Program offers provides comprehensive evaluation of patients and families with inherited cardiomyopathies including dilated and hypertrophic, and arrhythmogenic. Program services include state of the art imaging and genetic testing, including exome sequencing, a full spectrum of treatment options as well as genetic counseling.

Cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias, vascular diseases, and coronary and metabolic syndromes are comprehensively managed by using clinical evaluation to inform genetics and visa-versa.

Complexity in cases of inherited cardiovascular disease often outstrips the resources of traditionally organized medical specialty practices.  At the Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Program we work collaboratively with referring doctors and their patients.  Above all, we employ a patient centered approach to developing a care plan and treatment strategy that matches disease complexity, and patient needs.

At the Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Program we see a wide array of patients from across the state of Connecticut and beyond.  From hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, to familial dilated cardiomyopathy, to sudden death syndromes and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, our program has seen it all.


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Joseph Akar, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Academic Director of Electrophysiology

Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory

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Pramod Bonde, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery)

Surgical Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support

Associate Program Director Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program

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Joseph Brennan, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program

Medical Director, Coronary Intensive Care Unit, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Director, Inpatient Cardiology Services

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Michael Cleman, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

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Daniel Jacoby, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy

Director, General Heart Failure

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Abeel Mangi, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery)

Surgical Director, Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Transplantation

Surgical Director, Trans-Catheter Therapies

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Arya Mani, MD, FACC, FAHA

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and of Genetics

Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Program

Director, Cardiovascular Module

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Hamid Mojibian, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Director, Cardiac CT/MR Imaging

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Lissa Sugeng, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

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Call: 203-737-4551

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You may also fax a referral requests to 203-785-2917.

Specialty procedures and visits include: 

  • Septal myectomy and ablation 
  • Metabolic stress testing 
  • Advanced cardiac imaging 
  • Mutation analysis 
  • Complex electrophysiologic ablations 
  • Risk stratification for sudden cardiac death 
  • Pacemaker and ICD implantation 
  • Genetic counseling

Cardiovascular Genetics Program

Our Cardiovascular Genetics Program, directed by Dr. Arya Mani, dovetails with the Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Program providing outstanding genotyping, research, and genetic counseling resources for our patients and their families.