ASEEM VASHIST, M.D., JOINS SAINT FRANCIS Specialist in Cardiology

(HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 29, 2009) - Aseem Vashist, M.D., of Cheshire, has joined the Medical and Dental Staff of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

Dr. Vashist received his medical degree from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India. He served as an intern and resident in internal medicine at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y. Dr. Vashist served as a fellow in cardiovascular medicine at Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y., and a fellow in nuclear medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine and in interventional cardiology at Hartford Hospital-University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Dr. Vashist served as an instructor in internal medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the Yale School of Medicine from 2004 to 2005 and as an assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine at the Yale School of Medicine from 2005 to 2008. He currently holds an appointment as an adjunct assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine at the Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Vashist is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and its subspecialty board on cardiovascular medicine. He is also a diplomate of the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC) and the National Board of Echocardiography. He is a member of the Quality Assurance and Communications Committees and the Leadership Development Program of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.

Dr. Vashist has authored several original articles, review articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

At Saint Francis, he will practice as a member of Hartford Cardiology Group, L.L.C.

Founded in 1897, Saint Francis is a major teaching hospital licensed for 617 acute inpatient beds and 65 bassinets. It is the largest Catholic hospital in New England.