Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) extends its congratulations to Dr. Mariam Hakim-Zargar, who has recently become the first female to serve as President of the Connecticut Orthopaedic Society (COS) since the organization’s inception in the early 1980’s.
Dr. Hakim has been an active member of the COS Board since 2009, and has served as Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President of the Society. She is a fierce defender of physician autonomy and patient safety and lends her passion, insightful perspective and expertise to insurance issues, programs, legislative and regulatory concerns and patients’ access to quality care. Dr. Hakim-Zargar joins her counterparts in Massachusetts and Rhode Island in becoming the third female president in New England and one of only a dozen in the Country.
Dr. Hakim is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon in private solo practice in Torrington and serves on the Credentialing Committee at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. She received her medical degree from University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed her orthopaedic residency and foot and ankle fellowship at UConn. She also holds a Master’s in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health. She is the proud mother of a two children and lives in Avon with her husband and family.
Members of the Connecticut Orthopaedic Society elected new officers at its Annual Meeting held at the Marriott Hotel in Farmington, Connecticut in May 2017. COS represents 250 orthopaedic surgeons in Connecticut and seeks to foster the art and science of orthopaedic medicine among physicians and to inform the public as to the nature of orthopaedic medicine and its positive effect on their lives.
The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, serving a twelve-town primary service area comprised of approximately 100,000 persons. The Hospital also serves as a regional health care resource for the residents of Litchfield County, situated in Northwestern Connecticut. Visit www.charlottehungerford.org
PHOTO Caption: Incoming President, Mariam Hakim Zargar, MD, (L) presents outgoing President F. Scott Gray, MD (R) with presidential award for service at the CT Orthopaedic Society’s Annual Meeting held on May 12, 2017 at the Farmington Marriott in Farmington, CT.