January 2014
Three new appointments at hospital

Umer Darr, MD

Brian DeBroff, MD

Alisa Savetamal, MD

Bridgeport Hospital recently announced three new appointments: Umer Darr, MD, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Brian DeBroff, MD, Ophthalmology, chief of Ophthalmology; and Alisa Savetamal, MD, Surgery, medical director of the Connecticut Burn Center.

Dr. Darr succeeds M. Clive Robinson, MD, who retired in December as chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Dr. Darr received his medical degree from Aga Khan Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan.

He completed his residency at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and cardiovascular fellowship at Toronto General Hospital, and gastrointestinal pathology fellowship at Yale School of Medicine. He is board-certified in thoracic and general surgery.

Dr. DeBroff succeeds Anthony Musto, MD, who retired after 26 years as chief of Ophthalmology. Dr. DeBroff received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine.

He completed his residency at the Eye and Ear Institute of the University of Pittsburgh and an anterior segment fellowship at the Gimbel Eye Centre in Calgary, Canada. He is board certified in ophthalmology.

Dr. Savetamal received her medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, New York, and completed fellowships at University Medical Center, Las Vegas, and Stamford Hospital. She is board certified in critical care and general surgery, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

She joined the Trauma, Burns and Surgical Critical Care team in 2006 and is only the fourth full-time medical director of the burn center since it was established in 1973.