Romana Zar, M.D., Joins Saint Francis - Specialist in Geriatrics

(Hartford, Conn. May 24, 2012) – Romana Zar, M.D., of Newington, a geriatrician, has joined the Medical Staff of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

Dr. Zar received her medical degree from Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan. She served as a house staff member in the Departments of Pediatrics, Surgery, and Obstetrics/Gynecology at Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar; a medical officer at Al-Shifa Health Center, Peshawar; and as a fellow (College of Physicians and Surgeons) in internal medicine at Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan.

She completed a residency in primary care/internal medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center and is board certified in internal medicine.

Dr. Zar completed a fellowship in geriatrics at the Yale School of Medicine and is board eligible in geriatric medicine. She is the co-author of two papers published in professional journals and completed a project on identification of geriatric syndromes in the inpatient unit at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

At Saint Francis, Dr. Zar is practicing as a member of the Saint Francis Medical Group.

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