Dr. Mariam Hakim-Zargar, MD

Dr. Mariam Hakim-Zargar, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 46
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Dr. Mariam Hakim-Zargar, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Torrington, CT. She is 46 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Read her story

538 Litchfield St Ste 204

Torrington, CT 06790

Contact Information

(860) 489-6363

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • 3 More

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


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

Board Certifications

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

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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  • 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 Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation 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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Hakim-Zargar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hakim-Zargar to family and friends
based on 20 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Hakim-Zargar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
Goshen, CT |
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.
in Burlington, CT |
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 listen to you, since diagnosing properly comes with diagnosing the whole person and not just the foot! I have read the review from Harwinton (one star) and say ignore it! That is not her....period!
in Morris, CT |
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.
in Harwinton, connecticut |
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 interested in money, than my well being. Office was empty, and she is accepting new patients. Now you know why. Also informing my PCP so they no longer will refer anyone to them.
in Torrington, CT |
Such an amazing Doctor. What she did for me was more than an Doctor did in my 40 years
in Barkhamsted, CT |
She is the most compassionate Dr. who is very knowledgeable and won't offer surgery if it isn't needed. Love her!
in Torrington |
The absolute best orthopedic I have ever been to ! Dr Hakim-Zargar is very knowledgeable, compassionate & down to earth sweet person. The office staff is wonderful as well! I recommend them to everyone!
in bethlehem, CT |
She was very friendly and made me feel very comfortable. She made the information about my arm easy to understand. Overall it was a great visit and staff was very nice as well. Thankyou Dr!!
in Torrington, CT |
we recently were referred to dr. hakim from the charlotte hungerford hospital er. dr. hakim was not only very thoroughb, but incredibly personal and profession.
in Harwinton, CT |
Dr. Hakim is wonderful! She is intelligent, patient and empathetic. She never seems rushed and she never rushed me through my appointment. She is very thorough and remember details about me from one visit to the next. She offers the best care at the best price that she can. I have recommended her to several family members and friends!
Litchfield, CT |
Dr. Hakim is very knowledgable, patient, thorough, and empathetic. She provides not only medical support but personal support, insuring that her patients are comfortable and fully understand their medical needs and options for treatment. Dr. Hakim takes the to answer all questions, never rushes through an appointment, and is consistently positive about outcomes.
Excellent! I was given a same day appointment. I was brought to an exam room within minutes of arriving. Dr. Hakim took the time to listen to me. Wonderful experience.
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Dr. Hakim-Zargar accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
    Connecticare POS
  • EmblemHealth
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Hakim-Zargar has admitting privileges

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
540 Litchfield St
Torrington, CT 06790
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Bristol Hospital
41 Brewster Road
Bristol, CT 06010
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