For Immediate Release

Sept. 10, 2018

For more information contact
Lauresha Xhihani

Essam Nakhla, MD



Essam Nakhla, MD, Joins Cardiology Associates



Essam Nakhla, MD, has joined Cardiology Associates, an affiliate of Waterbury HEALTH.

Dr. Nakhla specializes in cardiology, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and vascular imaging interpretation. Dr. Nakhla has been practicing medicine since 2003.

Dr. Nakhla received his medical degree from the Cairo University School of Medicine in Egypt. He completed his residency in general surgery at Police Authority Hospital in Cairo and a residency in internal medicine at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Amarillo, Texas. Dr. Nakhla comes to the Waterbury HEALTH network from New York Presbyterian Hospital in Queens, New York, where he completed a fellowship in cardiology.

Dr. Nakhla said what he likes the most about medicine is that he gets to heal people.  

“When people are not feeling well, they can’t enjoy life fully. I feel, my job as a physician is not to just take care of the heart but the whole person,” Dr. Nakhla said.

Waterbury HEALTH President and CEO Peter Adamo welcomed Dr. Nakhla.

“Dr. Nakhla brings great expertise and training to a network already recognized nationally for excellence in cardiac care,” said Adamo.

To make an appointment with Dr. Nakhla call: 203-573-1435.

About Waterbury HEALTH

Waterbury HEALTH which includes Waterbury Hospital, Alliance Medical Group, Cardiology Associates, VNA Health at Home and Access Rehab Centers, offers comprehensive healthcare services including primary care, emergency and acute care, and home healthcare. Serving Waterbury and 11 surrounding communities in Western Connecticut, Waterbury HEALTH is a member of Prospect Medical Holdings Inc., a national family of hospitals and healthcare networks.