Physician Profile

Michael A. Azrin, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Director, Interventional Cardiology
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Overview:

Dr. Azrin is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (AHA). He also serves on the AHA Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Council.

Specialties:
Office Locations:

Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
860-679-3343
Directions

Board Certifications:
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology
Education and Training:
TrainingInstitutionMajor/Specialty
Undergraduate SchoolBrandeis UniversityBiology
Medical SchoolWashington University School of MedicineMedicine
FellowshipYale UniversityClinical Cardiology
FellowshipHartford HospitalInterventional Cardiology
InternshipJewish Hospital of Washington UniversityInternal Medicine
ResidencyJewish Hospital of Washington UniversityInternal Medicine
Honors and Awards:
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Best Doctors 2009-2012 Hartford Magazine
America’s Top Doctors 2008-13Castle Connelly
Fellow, Thrombosis and Vascular BiologyAmerican Heart Association Council on Arteriosclerosis
FellowAmerican College of Cardiology
CAMEL Award (Committee Award for Meritorious Educational Leadership) Cardiovascular Subject CommitteeUConn Health Center
Young Investigator's Award Competition Finalist: More RJ, Azrin MA, DeBono DP, Ezekowitz MD, Gershlick AH: Reduction in Intimal Hyperplasia After Experimental Angioplasty by a Locally Delivered Targeted Antiplatelet-fibrinolytic Aagent American Heart Association
Hospital Affiliation:
  • John Dempsey Hospital
Selected Publications:


Peer Reviewed Publications

Multi-vessel versus culprit-vessel and staged percutaneous coronary intervention in STEMI patients with multivessel disease: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Dahal, Khagendra; Rijal, Jharendra; Panta, Raju; Lee, Juyong; Azrin, Michael; Lootens, Robert. (2014). Cardiovascular revascularization medicine : including molecular interventions, 8, (15), 408-13.

Exercise during cardiac catheterization distinguishes between pulmonary and left ventricular causes of dyspnea in systemic sclerosis patients. Hager, W David; Collins, Irina; Tate, Janet P; Azrin, Michael; Foley, Raymond; Lakshminarayanan, Santha; Rothfield, Naomi F. (2013). The clinical respiratory journal, 3, (7), 227-36.

Survival of geriatric idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension patients. Foley, Raymond J; Wilcox, Diahann; Walsh, Stephen J; Azrin, Michael; Hager, W David. (2011). Connecticut medicine, 1, (75), 11-5.

Rheolytic thrombectomy with percutaneous coronary intervention for infarct size reduction in acute myocardial infarction: 30-day results from a multicenter randomized study. Ali, Arshad; Cox, David; Dib, Nabil; Brodie, Bruce; Berman, Daniel; Gupta, Navin; Browne, Kevin; Iwaoka, Robert; Azrin, Michael; Stapleton, Dwight; Setum, Cindy; Popma, Jeffrey. (2006). Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2, (48), 244-52.

The VIVA trial: Vascular endothelial growth factor in Ischemia for Vascular Angiogenesis. Henry, Timothy D; Annex, Brian H; McKendall, George R; Azrin, Michael A; Lopez, John J; Giordano, Frank J; Shah, P K; Willerson, James T; Benza, Raymond L; Berman, Daniel S; Gibson, C Michael; Bajamonde, Alex; Rundle, Amy Chen; Fine, Jennifer; McCluskey, Edward R. (2003). Circulation, 10, (107), 1359-65.