Our History

Consulting Cardiologists has a long and rich history dating back to 1971. Below are some key milestones.

1971 – Consulting Cardiologists, PC was founded by Drs. Michael Rossi, Alfredo Nino, and James Dougherty with one location in Hartford

1980 – First satellite office to adopt nuclear services was opened in Glastonbury

1983 – CCPC was part of initial team for the Heart Transplant Program at Hartford Hospital

2001 – 2017 -Expand team by bringing on Drs. Jeffrey Walden, Kevin Tally, John Granquist, Andrew Feingold, Maximilan Lee, Kevin Dougherty and Steven Bleich

2008 – Dr. George Spivack became the Section Chief of Cardiology at Midstate Medical Center

2013 – Opened Wethersfield satellite office at 1025 Silas Dean Highway

2014 – Assumed the Heart Transplant Directorship role with Hartford Hospital

2014 – Opened Avon office at 100 Simsbury Road

2014 – Opened new, expanded office in Glastonbury at 305 Western Blvd.

2015 – Opened Manchester satellite office at 256 North Main Street

2017 – Dr. Dinkler takes on System Quality Co-Director at Midstate Medical Center   

2017 – Opened Windsor satellite office at 74 Mack Street

2018 – Opened Windsor satellite office at 1060 Day Hill Road

2019 – Cardiology Associates of Central CT, LLC merged with Consulting Cardiologists, PC. Drs. William Farrell, Robert Golub, George Spivack and John Dinkler joined the practice which brought physician total to 11 and added a main location in Wallingford

2019 – Dr. Farrell adds interventional cardiology to the list of practice areas

2019 – Drs. David Altszuler and Norman Roth joined the practice

2019 – Dr. Farrell is named the Cardiology Medical Director at Midstate Medical Center

2019 – Opened West Hartford satellite office at 433 South Main Street

2019 – CCPC was one of the first cardiology group to implement telemedicine service during COVID

2020 – Dr. Allison Padegimas joined the practice which added a focus on women’s heart health and cardio-oncology

2020 – Opened Cheshire location at 280 South Main Street

2020 – Contracted with Hartford Hospital to support Liver/Kidney Transplant  

2021 – Opened Middletown satellite location

2021 – Dr. Dougherty contracted with Tallwood Men’s Health Center to provides cardiology consult services

2022 – Dr. Zain Ahmed joined the practice which added focus on coronary and peripheral vascular intervention services

2022 – Opened Norwich satellite location to provide care to patients of Eastern CT Hematology and Oncology

2023 – Dr. William Perucki joined the practice which added a focus on providing extensive experience in electrophysiology

2023 – Dr. Zain Ahmed began providing interventional services at St. Francis Hospital

2023 – Obtaining privileges at Middlesex Hospital

End of 2023  –  11 offices with 16 physicians

We are proud of where we have come and where we are heading. All of our doctors are consistency recognized on the prestigious Top Doctors list. ProHealth Physicians names CCPC tier one provider of services.  

Our strategic growth allows us to continue to meet the growing needs for cardiac care throughout Connecticut. And we continue to thrive as the state’s leading independent cardiology practice which means our patients get the highest quality, personalized, and cost-effective care.