Joseph G. Akar, MD,PhD

Specialty

Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Conditions & Treatments

Arrhythmia, Atrial Fibrillation, Biventricular Pacing, Cardiac Resynchronization, Heart Disease, Implantable Device, Radiofrequency Ablation, Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT), Ventricular Tachycardia (VT), Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome


Phone
(203) 785-4126
Accepting New Patients
Telehealth Visits

Biography

Joseph G Akar, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Cardiology at the Yale University School of Medicine and director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Following his Bachelor's degree in Biology at the Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Akar obtained his MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He subsequently completed internship and residency at the Yale-New Haven Hospital followed by a fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. During his fellowship, Dr. Akar completed a PhD in Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics focusing on the study of electrical and structural remodeling in atrial fibrillation. He subsequently completed a fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology. Dr. Akar was Assistant Professor of Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago. He remained on faculty there for 5 years and then joined Yale as Director of the Complex Ablation Program in Electrophysiology. Dr. Akar's expertise is in clinical electrophysiology, and his research focuses on atrial fibrillation.

Gender

Male

Language(s)

English;Spanish

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine

Locations

Yale Cardiology

800 Howard Ave
Yale Physicians Bldg 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06519

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 785-6506

Yale Cardiology

789 Howard Avenue
3rd Floor
New Haven, CT 06510

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Fax
(203) 785-6506

Yale Cardiology

20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Yale New Haven Health Heart and Vascular Center

500 West Putnam Avenue
Suite 350
Greenwich, CT 06830

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Fax
(203) 622-1872

Yale Cardiology

84 North Main St.
Branford, CT 06405

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 483-8314

Education & Training

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Internship

Yale New Haven Hospital

Residency

Yale New Haven Hospital

Fellowship

University of Virginia Health System

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare