Umer M. Darr, MD,FACS


Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Conditions & Treatments

Aortic Aneurysm Surgery, Aortic Surgery, Cardiac Ablation, Cardiac Arrhythmia, Cardiovascular Disease, General Surgery, Heart Disease, Heart Surgery, Heart Valve Surgery, Thoracic Aortic Surgery, Transcatheter Aortic Valve (TAVR), Valve Repair

(203) 384-4868
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Umer Mansoor Darr, MBBS, is a Yale Medicine thoracic surgeon specializing in complex aortic and heart valve surgery. He is chief of cardiac surgery at Bridgeport Hospital and an assistant professor of surgery (cardiac surgery) at Yale School of Medicine.

In 2016, Dr. Darr participated in the first transcather aortic valve replacement (TAVR) at Bridgeport Hospital. TAVR is an option for high-risk patients who are not eligible for traditional heart surgery. Surgeons run a catheter through an artery to place an artificial valve in the heart.

Acknowledging that genetics are often a key factor in whether an individual gets heart disease, Dr. Darr nonetheless urges people whose family histories that put them at risk to adopt healthy lifestyles, believing strongly that such efforts make a difference.

“We can’t change who our parents and grandparents are, so we have to focus on risk factors in heart disease that are modifiable, such as cholesterol profiles and smoking habits, and controlling diabetes and high blood pressure,” Dr. Darr says. “If you’re genetically disposed to heart disease, you can delay the onset by having good habits.”





Years In Practice


Affiliated With

Yale Medicine


Bridgeport Hospital

267 Grant Street
Cardiac Surgery
Bridgeport, CT 06610

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(203) 384-3713

Yale Cardiology

79 Wawecus St.
Suite 106
Norwich, CT 06360

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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
(860) 889-2862

Yale Cardiac Surgery

800 Howard Ave
Yale Physicians Building 2nd FL
New Haven, CT 06511

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(203) 785-3346

Education & Training


Aga Khan University


Yale New Haven Hospital - Yale University School of Medicine


University of Connecticut Health Center;Yale New Haven Hospital - Yale University School of Medicine


Toronto General Hospital - University of Toronto

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