News Release

December 13, 2012

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Interventional Cardiologist Joins UConn Health Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Dr. Aseem Vashist, an interventional cardiologist, is now seeing patients at the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Vashist’s areas of expertise include in coronary and peripheral arterial disease and the management of venous insufficiency, a condition that can cause varicose veins, leg cramps, and restless leg syndrome.

He obtained his medical degree from the Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, India, and completed an internal medicine residency at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After completing his training in cardiovascular medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and nuclear cardiology fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine, Vashist further specialized in interventional cardiology at the UConn School of Medicine interventional cardiology fellowship program at Hartford Hospital.

Vashist serves on the board of directors of the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology and is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography.

More information about the Calhoun Cardiology Center is available at To schedule an appointment, call 860-679-3343.

High-resolution photo:
Caption: Dr. Aseem Vashist, an interventional cardiologist, is seeing patients in UConn’s Calhoun Cardiology Center.

UConn Health includes the schools of medicine and dental medicine, the UConn Medical Group, University Dentists, and John Dempsey Hospital. Home to Bioscience Connecticut, UConn Health pursues a mission of providing outstanding health care education in an environment of exemplary patient care, research and public service. More information about UConn Health is available at

Note: News professionals are invited to visit the UConn Health Today news page ( for regularly updated news and feature stories, photos and media stories. News releases are archived at UConn Health news and information is also available on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.