Connecticut Children’s Welcomes New Cardiac Surgeon Just in Time for Heart Month

For Immediate Release: February 4, 2020
Media Contact:

Monica Buchanan, Director of Communications
(352) 219-0860

Hartford, Conn. – Connecticut Children’s is excited to welcome Raina Sinha, MD to its growing cardiology care team just in time for national Heart Month.

Dr. Sinha, who officially joined Connecticut Children’s on February 1, is the hospital’s first female pediatric cardiovascular surgeon and one of only 19 female pediatric cardiovascular surgeons practicing in the United States. Currently, women comprise just 5.2% of congenital heart surgeons throughout the country and 19% of all surgeons, according to the American Medical Association. Dr. Sinha will serve as a member of Connecticut Children’s Cardiac Surgery team alongside the team’s Clinical Director, Dennis Mello, MD.

“It is a privilege and honor to welcome Dr. Sinha to Connecticut Children’s” said Dr. Christine Finck, Surgeon-in-Chief at Connecticut Children’s. “Her expertise will bring immense value to our Cardiovascular Surgery program, allowing us the opportunity to treat patients with the most complex conditions, close to home.”

Dr. Sinha earned her bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University and medical degree from Drexel University. She brings additional experience to the expert cardiology team in such areas such as complex neonatal cardiac defects, valve repair and adult congenital heart surgery.

Connecticut Children’s was recently one of the first adult congenital heart disease programs in the country to be accredited as an ACHD Accredited Comprehensive Care Center by the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA).

To learn more about Connecticut Children’s cardiology team and its services, visit

About Connecticut Children’s
Connecticut Children’s is the only hospital in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children and ranked one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and a Magnet® designated hospital. Connecticut Children’s provides more than 30 pediatric specialties along with community-based programs to uniquely care for the physical, social, and emotional needs of children. Our team of pediatric experts and care coordinators bring access to breakthrough research, advanced treatments for both rare and common diseases, and innovative health and safety programs to every child. Connecticut Children’s is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to improve access to healthcare for all children through convenient locations, care alliances and partnerships.

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