Dr. Mariam Hakim-Zargar, MD

Dr. Mariam Hakim-Zargar, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Mariam Hakim-Zargar, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Torrington, CT and has been practicing for 12 years. She graduated from University of Louisville School of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic foot & ankle surgery.Read her story

538 Litchfield St Ste 204

Torrington, CT 06790

Contact Information

(860) 489-6363

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  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
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Top Care Areas

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Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
very high
more than 97% of peers
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Hakim-Zargar's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hakim-Zargar " I became an orthopaedic surgeon because my father was a dedicated pediatrician who loved his work. Being stopped and thanked in public was a fairly common event anytime we stepped out as a family. Early on, I learned the joys and rewards of helping other people and when I rotated through orthopaedics in medical school, it was an instant match. As far as I could tell, there was no other field in medicine where people's lives could be so quickly and dramatically improved. The most impressive patients to me, were those who had coped with chronic joint pain for decades and finally underwent joint replacement. Their new found lease on life, and the joy in their faces as they thanked their surgeons, transported me back to my childhood and my outings with my father. I couldn't imagine myself doing anything else. Being an orthopaedic surgeon is a true privilege. I'm a solo practitioner, and while my elective practice is focused on the treatment of foot and ankle disorders, I provide orthopedic coverage for my community hospital six nights a month. In this capacity, I am able to use my general orthopaedic skills to provide care to some of the most thankful, and often some of the most vulnerable members of my community. It is common for me to be treating multiple members of the same family concurrently for different musculoskeletal problems. It's a true honor and pleasure to be able to care for a whole community of people. I'm active in my hospital's leadership, where I serve as Chairman of the Credentials Committee, as well as Chairman of the section of Orthopaedic Surgery. On a state level, I'm active in our state Orthopaedic Society, where I serve as the President. I have a background in public health, and see these engagements as natural extensions of my practice as an orthopaedic surgeon. These venues allow me to take responsibility for and affect public policy and patient care from a more comprehensive vantage point. I'm also an active member of my undergraduates university's Alumni Association and interview applicants once a year. It's a fun way for me to give back to my college and keeps me in touch with the younger generation of up-and-coming professionals."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hakim-Zargar "Dr. Hakim-Zargar believes in treating patients on an individualized basis, as each patient and situation is unique.  Non-operative treatments are used first and operations are a last resort when all other courses of action have failed."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

62  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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39  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Louisville School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University Of Connecticut Health Center/john Dempsey Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hakim-Zargar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Hakim-Zargar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hakim-Zargar to family and friends
20 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

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Dr. Hakim-Zargar's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Office environment

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  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

Great doctor. Companionate and intelligent. Skilled surgeon. Very thorough and has the patient's puts well being first. Every thing a doctor should be. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Hakium is one of the best doctors I have ever had the pleasure to use. She is thorough, compassionate, intelligent and just an all over wonderful human being. She is not "knife happy" opting for surgery as a last resort. She does not rush you through your visit, and takes time to really...more
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I recently needed emergency surgery on a Saturday night and was very fortunate that Dr. Hakim-Zargar was the doctor on call. She is a tremendous advocate for her patients, an excellent, highly skilled surgeon and a truly lovely person. I highly recommend this doctor.
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Not very compassionate office at all. I was rear ended, and was diagnosed with whiplash. We have med pay though our auto insurance and health insurance through work. The office still insisted on us paying $150 up front before they would treat my wife. I'm sorry, but it was obvious they were more...more
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Such an amazing Doctor. What she did for me was more than an Doctor did in my 40 years
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