News Release

January 5, 2011

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Veteran Cardiologist Seeing Patients at UConn Health Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Dr. Milton Sands, a longtime University of Connecticut School of Medicine faculty member who has been practicing cardiology in central Connecticut for more than three decades, is now seeing patients in the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center.

Sands joins the UConn Health Center in a clinical role after 35 years at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, most recently as chief of its section of cardiology, director of its cardiac catheterization laboratory, and associate director of its intensive care unit.

“Dr. Sands is a distinguished cardiologist and a well-regarded teacher,” says Dr. Bruce Liang, Calhoun Cardiology Center director. “Both our patients of today and our doctors of tomorrow will benefit greatly from his expertise and experience.”

Sands’ areas of expertise include clinical cardiology, non-invasive cardiology, exercise physiology, and aviation medicine. He also serves as a senior consultant to the Federal Aviation Administration and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Sands, of Farmington, earned his medical degree and completed his internal medicine residency at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. His postdoctoral training also includes fellowships in cardiovascular disease and pulmonary disease at the Temple University Health Science Center in Philadelphia, where he then joined the faculty.

Sands joined the UConn faculty as an assistant professor of medicine in 1975 and has been professor of medicine since 1984. He also has been an associate clinical professor of medicine at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven since 1979. A veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves, Sands served as a flight surgeon in Vietnam.

Caption: Dr. Milton Sands is now seeing patients in the Calhoun Cardiology Center at the UConn Health Center.

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