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Top Docs

Presenting 101 of the best local physicians in 40 specialties

Bob Capazzo

How do you find a good doctor? The best answer is obvious — ask another doctor. Or in our case, we asked Castle Connolly, the physician-led medical data research firm whose job it is to vet doctors around the country.

Actually, it was Castle Connolly that asked physicians and medical leaders in lower Fairfield County to point out those doctors who they felt were especially skilled at what they do. The company also carefully checked the doctors’ credentials, including their educational and professional experience, before coming up with their final selections.

The results are presented here as we bring you their choices of 101 of the top doctors in the lower Fairfield County area.

Dr. Hossein Sadeghi
Pediatric Pulmonology
Stamford Hospital

Growing up the son of a pediatrician in Iran, Hossein Sadeghi absorbed much about the practice of medicine firsthand. “My father always told me, ‘Go into medicine not for financial reasons, but to help people,’” he relates. “I now realize what he was telling me. Making a difference in kids’ lives is what keeps me going.”  

After medical school at the University of Queensland in Australia, Dr. Sadeghi began his residency at Richmond’s Medical College of Virginia Hospital. While there he considered several pediatric subspecialties before choosing pulmonology. “Pulmonology covers everything involving the respiratory system and lungs,” he explains. “Day-to-day care in the NICU is done by the neonatologist, and I fine-tune the diagnosis and consult, following the child as an outpatient or as an in-patient, depending on what is needed.”

The improvements that Dr. Sadeghi brings to a young patient’s life are measurable on a daily basis. “I’m treating a kid right now whose lung function had dropped to 48 percent. Within ten days of admitting her, it came up to 67 percent, and it’s going to come up a lot more,” the Wilton resident says with satisfaction. “By improving it a few percentage points, we’re going to prolong this kid’s life by a few years.”

Asthma patients make up an increasing segment of his practice. While the condition is relatively easy to treat, Dr. Sadeghi stresses that teamwork is key. “I can prescribe whatever I want and talk to the parents until I’m blue in the face, but if they’re not listening to what I say, it won’t work. You need the family, the schoolteacher, the coach and the patient to be onboard,” he says. “If the coach sees that the kid is huffing and puffing, is coughing or has chest pain, then he should ask whether that child has asthma.”

Dr. Sadeghi’s latest passion is establishing the first cystic fibrosis care center in Fairfield County at Stamford Hospital. The chronic genetic disorder affects one in every 3,000 newborns and is more common in Caucasians. “Each year two or three kids in Fairfield County will be diagnosed, and if it’s your child it’s important to have top- quality care nearby instead of traveling up to an hour to Yale, Columbia or Valhalla,” he points out. “Our team includes a pediatric nurse, social worker, nutritionist, respiratory therapist, pediatric pulmonologist, gastroenterologist and endocrinologist. We have a full pulmonary function lab, sweat testing and newborn screening, and we aim to be as good as, or better than, what’s already out there.”

Dr. Robert Altbaum
Internal Medicine
Norwalk Hospital

“When I was at Harvard in the seventies, I really wrestled with whether I should become a cardiologist or do infectious diseases, or maybe even go into some form of neurology,” says this Westport-based doctor, referring to the “smorgasbord of options” that he faced during medical school. “But I like the broad spectrum of internal medicine: the interaction with the patients, the idea that I’m going to be their primary doctor and everything is going to work through me. I really get to know the people, their families, and what makes them tick in a way that you can’t do as a specialist.”

One case in particular sticks out in his mind. “The patient was dying of pancreatic cancer and the family was having a lot of trouble dealing with it,” he recalls. “I went to the house and sat down with him, his wife and their grown children. And I thought to myself what a remarkable privilege it was to be there with them. These people were making the hardest and most painful decision of their lives, and they’re looking to me for guidance. I had taken care of them for ten or fifteen years, and now I was taking them through that last process. There was something very spiritual about it, very moving — you don’t get that in too many fields.”

Dr. Altbaum maintains that empathy is tops on his list of what makes a good physician. “You must have the fundamental ability to make diagnoses and make people well, but you don’t have to have a great sense of humor or be a great schmoozer. You have to listen to people and understand where they’re coming from,” he explains. “When people come to see me, they’re frightened. They might have a cough, but they’ve decided they have lung cancer. I help them work through those concerns, and I think I do that well.”

Medicine is a 24/7 occupation for this doctor. “There’s something new every day, so when I go to the gym, what do I read while I’m walking? Medicine! Part of the reason is because it’s impossible to catch up, there’s so much coming at you. Also, it’s recreational reading for me — I enjoy it,” he says.     “What keeps me coming back? I’m an obnoxiously positive person. Every day above ground is a good day in my book.”   

Dr. Thomas Rago
Hand Surgeon
Bridgeport Hospital

Thomas Rago discovered his specialty during his residency at the University of Pennsylvania. “I liked orthopaedics, but a lot of it was a little too bang and smash for me,” he recalls. “Then I worked with a fellow who just did hands and I liked the intricacy and delicacy of the surgery. I’ve always built models and done intricate work, so it really appealed to me.”

After completing a hand fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian, he returned to Bridgeport in 1983 and joined an orthopaedics practice. “By the end of three years with my partners, I had an opportunity to go out on my own and start a practice that’s all hand and upper extremities, basically elbow on up,” he says. “I’m sort of a dinosaur. I’m all by myself, and I don’t use physician assistants or practitioners. When you come to my office, you see me. I like hands-on medicine — to be the one who does the frontline work.”

Dr. Rago calls his practice a one-stop-shop. “I see patients on the first floor, the second floor is for hand therapy, and downstairs is a surgical center where I do 99 percent of my surgery,” he explains. “We do just about anything — regional blocks, numbing arms and extremities. We have an X-ray machine and wire drivers to fix broken fingers.

“Carpal tunnel is probably the most common thing we treat here. I’m seeing it in kids now because everybody’s on computers with instant messaging and video games,” he continues. “I also see a lot of tendonitis and trauma, congenital hand anomalies and Dupuytren’s disease, which is a growth of scar tissue in the palm. We see people with all forms of arthritis, and we do joint replacements.”

After twenty-four years in practice, Dr. Rago has concerns about where his profession is heading. “It’s not financially driven any longer. There’s no other profession where you can charge whatever you want, but some other person says, ‘This is what we’re going to pay you, take it or leave it.’ Malpractice rates go up, overhead increases, and doctors are making less,” he says. “I’m concerned the best students may not be going into medicine. I have three children — one in chiropractic school — and I would never discourage them from going into medicine because I love what I do. But a lot of doctors tell their children to be hedge fund managers and make a lot of money.

“The upside is we still do something special,” he concludes. “People still look up to doctors. Technology-wise, medicine’s advancing and survival rates have improved. It’s still an honorable profession, one that should give us satisfaction that we’re helping people.”  

Dr. Marcie Schneider
Adolescent Medicine
Greenwich Hospital

Marcie Schneider is one of about 400 doctors in this country who are board-certified in adolescent medicine, and she couldn’t be happier with her choice.  “I think it’s an incredible age. Adolescents live in a very complicated world where there’s a lot of pressure on them. But they’ll talk to you, and you have an opportunity to actually change somebody’s life,” she says.

For six years she ran the adolescent medicine program at Greenwich Hospital before switching to private practice in 2005. “It’s a funky specialty because half of it is general healthcare and half is some very subspecialized stuff,” the Westchester resident explains. “For example, we do a lot with girls who are having problems with their periods. It’s very intimidating, as a fourteen-year-old girl, to walk into a gynecologist’s office and everybody around you is pregnant. But it’s a different atmosphere in our office — there are no little kids, no babies crying in the waiting room.”

Many kids hear their family history for the first time in Dr. Schneider’s office. “The family history is really important because it lets people know what they’re up against, and it lets me know the things that I’m really looking for,” she notes. “Everybody’s very happy to tell you who has breast cancer or who’s had bypass, but when it comes to things like who’s depressed or who has an issue with alcohol, those are the things that are kept under the table.”

She estimates that more than half of her patients have eating disorders. “The boys are really interesting. They come to me with charts that are very thick because they’ve already seen all the other specialists. It’s not that no one has asked the right questions, it’s just that it hasn’t been the right situation where he’s been willing to talk,” she says. “Boys feel it’s a girls’ disease, and it’s a hard thing for them to own up to.

“Depression is another biggie,” she continues. “The mom comes in with the favorite diagnosis around here, ADD, telling me that the kid can’t focus and isn’t doing well in school. They’re much more comfortable asking for a prescription for Ritalin than thinking that this kid could be depressed. And the kids feel they must have done something wrong to get it. When they hear that they didn’t do anything other than be born into a family where this is the genetic predisposition, they’re relieved.”

Dr. Halina Snowball
Greenwich Hospital

Like other female doctors of her generation, Halina Snowball had to overcome obstacles that today are considered strictly non-PC. “When I initially applied to medical school in the seventies, one of the men who was interviewing me asked what contraceptive I was going to use,” she recalls, adding quickly, “It’s changed so much — I feel very much a respected member of the medical community.”

The Australian native chose the relatively unknown subspecialty of physiatry during her medical training in this country. She refers to it as a lifestyle specialty. “When patients become disabled, whether by neurological, muscular or skeletal deficit, they start to drop activities and their quality of life becomes compromised,” she explains. “Whether I’m getting them back to their golf or tennis game, back to functioning parents or back to work, I’m returning their lifestyle to them.

“Usually when we’re dealing with a functional issue — being able to perform — we’re dealing with the musculoskeletal system, or the joints and muscles in our bodies,” she continues. “We’re also dealing with pain control, and we come at it in diverse ways.”

Dr. Snowball takes a programmatic approach that uses multiple modalities. “There really is no silver bullet, although exercising and strength building have that potential,” she notes. “We need to strengthen the body in a very specific, brace-like way, and in doing that we need also to relax tight, spasming muscles because a lot of pain issues emanate from the behavior of muscle, rather than its structural elements.”

One tool at her disposal is acupuncture, which she trained in during her residency at Stanford University School of Medicine. “I saw it as an opportunity to train in something that might offer my patients pain relief that I wasn’t able to offer with injections, medications or other modalities,” she recalls, adding that acupuncture has been particularly effective in treating her patients with chronic migraine headaches.

“A tight mind creates tight muscle, and that’s something I need to identify if I’m going to help my patients.” she points out. “If I’m dealing with their tight muscles, and all the while it’s a personal stressor in their lives that’s driving their problems, and I don’t address it, then I’m never going to get the results I need.”

Dr. Snowball says the mental stimulation of the medical profession is a good fit with her personality. “I love being the problem solver, being creative within the context of science,” she concludes. “You hear the cliché ‘the art in medicine.’ I think it’s a gift.”

Dr. Barbara Ward
Greenwich Hospital

After losing both her father and brother to heart disease while she was still in high school, Barbara Ward gave serious thought to becoming a cardiac surgeon. “But I correctly figured out that it would be hard to have a family and sustain a career in cardiac surgery,” the married mother of two says now.

Instead, during her internship at Yale, she gravitated to breast surgery, once again motivated by a compelling reason. “My mom, who’s now seventy-nine, had a radical mastectomy for breast cancer when she was thirty-eight. And although she was fairly private about it, I grew up understanding how dramatic that procedure was and how it affected her so much physically,” explains Dr. Ward. “When a patient comes to me and says, ‘My mom had breast cancer and I’m anxious about it,’ obviously I have a better understanding of what they’re feeling.”

As medical director of the Breast Center at Greenwich Hospital, Dr. Ward sees the changing face of breast cancer in this country. “We see a number of women in their thirties, some of whom have been identified as carrying a gene for breast cancer, as well as a lot of women in their sixties and seventies,” she says, adding that the time she spends talking with patients is particularly fulfilling for her. “I love to operate, but surgery is not dramatically challenging. Counseling is almost more important than surgery and, ultimately, the most rewarding aspect of what I do.”

That’s not to say that surgery doesn’t have its memorable moments. Dr. Ward recalls a recent patient who requested a bilateral mastectomy without reconstruction — the surgeon’s least favorite procedure. “She was so proud of the way I did her mastectomy and scars that she told me she shows them to other doctors,” she relates with a smile. “I wouldn’t think that I’d do it so much better or differently than anybody else until I hear stories like that. I’m happy that I can offer something that somebody can be proud of and happy about.

“Right now I feel that I’m at the peak of my career,” she continues, adding that she’s considering writing a book about sustaining a medical career. “One title I had for it was No Room in the Inn, the idea being that there are times in one’s practice when there’s no room for new patients. And more important, how do you continue to give emotionally? You have to be resilient, and that can be difficult for physicians because they’re involved in so many lives.” 
Dr. Arthur Yee
Infectious Disease
Norwalk Hospital

“Infectious disease is the most fascinating subspecialty,” says Arthur Yee with conviction. “We take care of patients from just after they’re born until they’re 100, 110 years old. There really aren’t that many subspecialties that span that spectrum. Plus, we take care of patients who have chronic illnesses that used to be terminal, such as HIV.”

The Greenwich native and graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine notes that it’s also the lowest paying subspecialty because its practitioners don’t have a procedure per se. “GI does endoscopies, cardiologists do catheterizations, nephrologists have their kidney biopsies,” he explains. “We basically don’t have an organ. We have to think about the body as a whole, and know a lot about each organ.”

It was the cerebral nature of infectious disease that attracted Dr. Yee to the sub-specialty. “A lot of our patients start with fevers, and we have to be detectives and look at the whole broad range of possibilities — viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites,” he notes. “If the fever’s not due to an infection, we have to figure out if the cause is inflammation or a tumor.”

He adds that, amidst the demands of modern medicine, doctors sometimes forget that a diagnosis takes time, not just technology. “Sir William Osler, one of the fathers of modern medicine, taught that if you let patients talk long enough, they’ll give you the diagnosis. The problem these days is the patients really are not allowed to talk long enough. Quite often we judge their symptoms quickly and get led down the wrong garden pathway,” he says. “I’m not saying that technology is not helpful — it certainly is — but in the early stages of a workup you have to get back to basics: taking a history, doing an exam, looking at the patient as a whole. I was taught in medical school if you don’t ask, you don’t find out.”

Dr. Yee derives his greatest satisfaction from bringing a seriously ill patient back to full health in a relatively short span of time. “I’ve had patients with acute bacterial meningitis who come in comatose, and family members have basically written them off,” he relates. “I tell them, ‘Look, there is the possibility that within the next forty-eight to seventy-two hours they may wake up.’ And they give you a look like they don’t really believe you. But when I come back the next morning the patient is awake and asking for breakfast, and the family members are just so delighted. It’s a miracle!”

Adolescent Medicine

Marcie Schneider, MD
Greenwich Hospital 
239 Glenville Rd., Greenwich, CT 06830 (203) 532-1919
Special Expertise: Eating Disorders,
Obesity, Menstrual Disorders

Allergy and Immunology

Paul Lindner, MD
Stamford Hospital 
22 Fifth St., Stamford, CT 06905-5030
(203) 978-0072 
Special Expertise: Asthma, Hay Fever,
Food Allergy, Rhinitis - Allergic

Mark Litchman, MD
Greenwich Hospital
Yale–New Haven Hospital
2 1/2 Dearfield Dr. 
Greenwich, CT 06831-5335
(203) 869-2080 
Special Expertise: Asthma,
Immune Deficiency, Lupus/SLE

William Rockwell, MD
Bridgeport Hospital
St. Vincent’s Medical Center–Bridgeport
4675 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06606-1834
(203) 374-6103 

Cardiovascular Disease

Steven Horowitz, MD
Stamford Hospital
Stamford Hospital, Dept. Cardiology
30 Shelburne Rd., Fl. 2
Stamford, CT 06904-9317
(203) 325-7480 
Special Expertise: Nuclear Cardiology,
PET Imaging, Preventive Cardiology,
Integrative Cardiology/Lifestyle Change

Jay Meizlish, MD
Bridgeport Hospital 
1305 Post Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 292-2000
Special Expertise: Interventional
Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology

Francis Neeson, MD
Greenwich Hospital 
75 Holly Hill Ln., Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 869-6960 

Stuart Zarich, MD
Bridgeport Hospital 
Bridgeport Hosp., Cardiology Div.
267 Grant St., Fl. 10
Bridgeport, CT 06610
(203) 384-3844 
Special Expertise: Echocardiography,
Diabetes and Heart Disease,
Cholesterol/Lipid Disorders

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Steven Hirshorn, MD
St. Vincent’s Medical Center–Bridgeport  2660 Main St., Ste. 302 
Bridgeport, CT 06606-4237
(203) 331-8700 
Special Expertise: Colonoscopy

Charles Littlejohn, MD
Stamford Hospital
Norwalk Hospital
70 Mill River St., Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 323-8989 
Special Expertise: Colon and Rectal Cancer

Scott Thornton, MD
Bridgeport Hospital 
2660 Main St., Ste. 302 
Bridgeport, CT 06606-4237
(203) 331-8700 
Special Expertise: Laparoscopic Surgery, Colon and Rectal Cancer


Richard Connors, MD
Greenwich Hospital 
1 Perryridge Rd. 
Greenwich, CT 06830-4607
(203) 622-0808 
Special Expertise: Skin Cancer

Robin Oshman, MD/PhD
Norwalk Hospital 
1200 Post Rd. E., Ste. 111 
Westport CT 06880
(203) 454-0743 
Special Expertise: Laser Hair Removal,
Botox and Collagen Therapy

Debra Pruzan, MD
Stamford Hospital 
1290 Summer St., Ste. 3600 
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 325-3576 

Diagnostic Radiology

Steven Cohen, MD
Bridgeport Hospital 
Bridgeport Hospital, Dept. Radiology
267 Grant St., Bridgeport, CT 06610
(203) 384-3170 
Special Expertise: Ultrasound,
Breast Imaging, CT Scan, MRI

Ronald Lee, MD
Norwalk Hospital 
Norwalk Radiology
148 East Ave., Ste. 1R, Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 851-5645 
Special Expertise: MRI, CT Scan 

Edward Strauss, MD
Norwalk Radiology
Norwalk Hospital 
34 Maple St., Norwalk, CT 06856-3894
(203) 852-2715 
Special Expertise: Nuclear Medicine,
Interventional Radiology

Diabetes and Metabolism

Judith Goldberg-Berman, MD/PhD
Greenwich Hospital 
4 Dearfield Dr., Ste. 102 
Greenwich, CT 06831-5351
(203) 622-9160 
Special Expertise: Diabetes, Thyroid
Disorders, Osteoporosis, Thyroid

Family Medicine

Rod Acosta, MD
Stamford Hospital 
Stamford Family Practice
32 Strawberry Hill Ct.
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 977-2566 
Special Expertise: Geriatric Care,
Preventive Medicine

Cosmo Filiberto, MD
St. Vincent’s Medical Center–Bridgeport
Bridgeport Hospital
3715 Main St., Ste. 200 
Bridgeport CT 06606-3611
(203) 372-4065 
Special Expertise: Geriatric Care,
Cholesterol/Lipid Disorders,
Cardiology, Geriatrics

Raymond Sekiguchi, MD/PhD
Greenwich Hospital 
Greenwich Family Practice
and Pain Center
49 Lake Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 552-9037 
Special Expertise: Pain Management,
Pain-Back, Acupuncture


Nelson Bonheim, MD
Greenwich Hospital 
500 W. Putnam Ave., Ste. 100 
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 863-2900 
Special Expertise: Inflammatory Bowel
Disease, Hepatitis C, Colon Cancer,
Crohn’s Ulcerative Colitis

Peter Gardner, MD
Stamford Hospital 
166 W. Broad St., Ste. 303 
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 967-2100 
Special Expertise: Liver Disease

Kenneth Mauer, MD
St. Vincent’s Medical Center–Bridgeport Bridgeport Hospital
425 Post Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 292-9000 
Special Expertise: Endoscopy,
Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Crohn’s,
Capsule Endoscopy

Felice Zwas, MD
Greenwich Hospital 
500 W. Putnam Ave., Ste. 100 
Greenwich, CT 06831
(203) 863-2900 

Geriatric Medicine

Stephen Jones, MD
Greenwich Hospital 
5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 863-3415 

Barney Spivack, MD
Stamford Hospital
Greenwich Hospital
3 Farm Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 594-5311 
Special Expertise: Musculoskeletal
Disorders, Dementia, Memory Disorders

Hand Surgery

Thomas Rago, MD
Bridgeport Hospital
St. Vincent’s Medical Center–Bridgeport
3101 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06606
(203) 374-5892 


Michael Bar, MD
Stamford Hospital
Bennett Cancer Center
34 Shelburne Rd.,
Stamford, CT 06902-3658
(203) 325-2695 
Special Expertise: Multiple Myeloma, Leukemia and Lymphoma, Bleeding/
Coagulation Disorders, Melanoma

Neil Cohen, MD
Stamford Hospital 
34 Shelburne Rd. 
Stamford, CT 06902-3658
(203) 325-2695 
Special Expertise: Leukemia

Infectious Disease

Gavin McLeod, MD
Stamford Hospital 
166 W. Broad St., Ste. 202 
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 353-1427
Special Expertise: AIDS/HIV,
Travel Medicine, Hospital-Acquired
Infections, Pneumonia

James Sabetta, MD
Greenwich Hospital 
5 Perryridge Rd., Ste. 108 
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 869-8838 
Special Expertise: Lyme Disease,
Tropical Diseases, Bone and Joint Infections, Fevers of Unknown Origin

Zane Saul, MD
Bridgeport Hospital 
2890 Main St., Ste. D 
Stratford, CT 06614
(203) 259-8087
Special Expertise: Lyme Disease, AIDS/HIV

Arthur Yee, MD
Norwalk Hospital 
40 Cross St., Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 845-4838
Special Expertise: Lyme Disease, Infections-Respiratory, Hospital-Acquired Infections

Internal Medicine

Robert Altbaum, MD
Norwalk Hospital 
162 Kings Hwy. N., Westport, CT 06880
(203) 226-0731 
Special Expertise: Hypertension, Asthma, Osteoporosis, Chronic Obstructive Lung
Disease (COPD)

Arnold DoRosario, MD
St. Vincent’s Medical Center–Bridgeport  4699 Main St., Ste. 105 
Bridgeport, CT 06606
(203) 374-6162 
Special Expertise: Preventive Medicine,
Geriatric Care

Neil Dreyer, MD
Stamford Hospital 
51 Schuyler Ave., Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 327-1187 
Special Expertise: Hypertension,
Kidney Disease, Preventive Medicine

Gail Fennell, MD
Greenwich Hospital 
Greenwich Medical Group
75 Holly Hill Ln., Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 869-6960 
Special Expertise: Women’s Health,
Hypertension, Cholesterol/Lipid Disorders

Steven Mickley, MD
Greenwich Hospital 
Glenville Medical Associates
7 Riversville Rd., Fl 1
Greenwich, CT 06831-3697
(203) 531-1808 

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Annette Bond, MD
Greenwich Hospital 
5 Perryridge Rd., Room 1-251
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 863-3674
Special Expertise: Pregnancy-High Risk, Multiple Gestation, Prenatal Diagnosis, Hypertension in Pregnancy

Robert Stiller, MD
Bridgeport Hospital 
Bridgeport Hospital, Antenatal Testing 267 Grant St., Bridgeport, CT 06610
(203) 384-3544 
Special Expertise: Prenatal Diagnosis,
Infections in Pregnancy, Infectious

Medical Oncology

E. Andrew Duda, MD
St. Vincent’s Medical Center–Bridgeport
Bridgeport Hospital
Medical Specialists of Fairfield
425 Post Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 255-4545 

Robert Folman, MD
Bridgeport Hospital
St. Vincent’s Medical Center–Bridgeport 15 Corporate Dr., Ste. 210 
Trumbull, CT 06611-1351
(203) 459-0262 
Special Expertise: Breast Cancer,
Lung Cancer, Colon and Rectal Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dickerman Hollister Jr., MD
Greenwich Hospital 
77 Lafayette Pl., Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 863-3737
Special Expertise: Breast Cancer,
Lung Cancer, Colon Cancer,
Leukemia and Lymphoma

Paul Weinstein, MD
Stamford Hospital
Bennett Cancer Center
34 Shelburne Rd.
Stamford, CT 06902
Special Expertise: Breast Cancer, Lung
Cancer, Colon Cancer, Cancer Genetics

Richard Zelkowitz, MD
Norwalk Hospital 
40 Cross St., Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 845-4890
Special Expertise: Breast Cancer, Hematology

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Gerald Rakos, MD
Stamford Hospital 
Stamford Hospital, Dept. Pediatrics 
30 Shelburne Rd., Box 9317
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 276-7085 

Stylianos Theofanidis, MD
Greenwich Hospital
Yale–New Haven Hospital
5 Perryridge Rd.
Greenwich, CT 06830-4608
(203) 863-3515


Eric Brown, MD
Stamford Hospital
Greenwich Hospital
30 Commerce Rd. 
Stamford, CT 06902-4550
(203) 324-7666
Special Expertise: Kidney Disease,
Hypertension, Glomerulonephritis,
Chronic Renal Disease

Mitchell Fogel, MD
St. Vincent’s Medical Center–Bridgeport Bridgeport Hospital
900 Madison Ave., Ste. 209 
Bridgeport, CT 06606-5534
(203) 335-0195
Special Expertise: Lupus Nephritis,
Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Disease

William Hines, MD
Stamford Hospital
Greenwich Hospital
30 Commerce Rd. 
Stamford, CT 06902-4550
(203) 324-7666 
Special Expertise: Dialysis Care,
Hypertension, Kidney Disease, Dialysis

Neurological Surgery

Paul Apostolides, MD
Greenwich Hospital
Stamford Hospital
6 Greenwich Office Park 
Greenwich, CT 06831
(203) 869-1145 
Special Expertise: Spinal Surgery,
Spinal Disc Replacement,
Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

Zoher Ghogawala, MD
Greenwich Hospital 
Greenwich Neurosurgery, PC
75 Holly Hill Ln., Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 661-3333
Special Expertise: Minimally Invasive
Spinal Surgery, Vascular Neurosurgery, Carotid Artery Surgery,
Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery

Kenneth Lipow, MD
Bridgeport Hospital
St. Vincent’s Medical Center–Bridgeport CT Neurosurgical Specialists
267 Grant St., Fl. 8
Bridgeport, CT 06610-2870
(203) 384-4500
Special Expertise: Spinal Surgery,
Brain Surgery


James Morris, MD
Greenwich Hospital Neurologic Care
2 1/2 Dearfield Dr.
Greenwich, CT 06831
(203) 629-8029
Alice Rusk, MD
Greenwich Hospital
Stamford Hospital
Greenwich Neurology
49 Lake Ave., Ste. 206
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 869-6446
Special Expertise: Movement Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease, Dystonia

Kanaga Sena, MD
Bridgeport Hospital
Griffin Hospital
2590 Main St., Stratford, CT 06615-5838
(203) 377-5988
Special Expertise: Stroke,
Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Gary Besser, MD
Stamford Hospital
Norwalk Hospital
Whittingham Pavilion
190 W. Broad St., Ste. G-401
Stamford, CT 06902-3661
(203) 325-4321 
Special Expertise: Laparoscopic Surgery-Complex, Uro-Gynecology, Pelvic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery (Advanced)

Michael Schechter, MD
Greenwich Hospital 
Putnam Gynecology and Obstetrics
500 W. Putnam Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 622-0303


Gina Gladstein, MD
Greenwich Hospital 
Greenwich Ophthalmology Assocs.
4 Dearfield Dr., Greenwich, CT 06831
(203) 869-3082
Special Expertise: Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Eye Disease

Suresh Mandava, MD
Greenwich Hospital
Greenwich Ophthalmology Assocs.
4 Dearfield Dr., Greenwich, CT 06831
(203) 869-3082
Special Expertise: LASIK-Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Transplant

Anthony Musto, MD
Bridgeport Hospital 
3060 Main St. 
Stratford, CT 06614-4945
(203) 375-5819 
Special Expertise: Cataract Surgery-Lens Implant, Oculoplastic Surgery, Eyelid Surgery, Glaucoma Management

William Potter, MD
Greenwich Hospital
Stamford Hospital
Greenwich Ophthalmology Assocs.
4 Dearfield Drive
Greenwich, CT 06831
(203) 869-3082 
Special Expertise: Pediatric
Ophthalmology, Strabismus-
Adult and Pediatric, Lens Implants,

Elizabeth Siderides, MD
Stamford Hospital 
Stamford Ophthalmology
1351 Washington Blvd., Ste. 101
Stamford, CT 06905-3725
(203) 327-5808 
Special Expertise: Cataract Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

David Bindelglass, MD
Bridgeport Hospital
St. Vincent’s Medical Center–Bridgeport 75 Kings Highway Cutoff 
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 337-2600 
Special Expertise: Arthritis, Minimally
Invasive Surgery, Hip Replacement,
Knee Replacement

James Cunningham, MD
Greenwich Hospital 
6 Greenwich Office Park 
Greenwich, CT 06831
(203) 869-1145 
Special Expertise: Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine

Peter Hughes, MD
Stamford Hospital 
90 Morgan St., Ste. 207 
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 325-4087 
Special Expertise: Hip Replacement,
Knee Replacement, Sports Medicine


Neil Gordon, MD
Bridgeport Hospital
539 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT 06897
(203) 661-1715
Special Expertise: Cosmetic Surgery-Face, Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Nose Surgery/ Rhinoplasty, Eyelid Surgery/Blepharoplasty

Bruce Klenoff, MD
Stamford Hospital 
Ear, Nose and Throat Center
Tully Health Center
32 Strawberry Hill Ct., Fl. 4 - Ste. 4
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 324-4123
Special Expertise: Ear Disorders/Surgery, Sinus Disorders/Surgery, Pediatric

Stephen Salzer, MD
Greenwich Hospital
Stamford Hospital
49 Lake Ave., Fl. 1 
Greenwich, CT 06830-4519
(203) 869-2030
Special Expertise: Thyroid and
Parathyroid Surgery, Pediatric
Otolaryngology, Sinus Disorders/Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer


Paul Juan, MD
Greenwich Hospital 
Children’s Medical Group
42 Sherwood Pl.
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 661-2440 
Special Expertise:
Developmental Disorders, Asthma

Arnold Korval, MD
Greenwich Hospital
Stamford Hospital
8 West End Ave. 
Old Greenwich, CT 06870-1642
(203) 637-0186 
Special Expertise: Adolescent Medicine

Roy Schutzengel, MD
Bridgeport Hospital
St. Vincent’s Medical Center–Bridgeport 3180 Main St., Ste. G1 
Bridgeport, CT 06606
(203) 371-7111 
Special Expertise: Growth Disorders,
Developmental Disorders

Pediatric Cardiology

Michael Snyder, MD
Stamford Hospital
New York-Presbyterian/Morgan
Stanley Children’s Hospital
Darien Med Center
1500 Boston Post Rd., Fl. 1
Darien, CT 06820-5936
(203) 662-0313 
Special Expertise: Echocardiography,
Fetal Echocardiography

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Mark Glassman, MD
Sound Shore Medical Center–
Stamford Hospital
149 East Ave., Ste. 39 
Norwalk CT 06851-5711
(203) 853-7170 
Special Expertise: Inflammatory Bowel
Disease/Crohn’s, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Diarrheal
Diseases, Food Allergy

Pediatric Nephrology

Thomas Kennedy, MD
Bridgeport Hospital
Yale–New Haven Hospital
267 Grant St., Bridgeport, CT 06610-2805
(203) 384-3712
Special Expertise: Hypertension,
Electrolyte Disorders

Pediatric Pulmonology

Jacob Hen Jr., MD
Bridgeport Hospital 
Bridgeport Hospital, Dept. Peds.
267 Grant St., Box 5000
Bridgeport, CT 06610-2870
(203) 384-3711 
Special Expertise: Asthma, Critical Care

Hossein Sadeghi, MD
Greenwich Hospital
Stamford Hospital 
32 Strawberry Hill Ct., Ste. 11
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 267-5949

Special Expertise: Asthma, Neonatal Chronic Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis

Plastic Surgery

Harold Gewirtz, MD
Stamford Hospital
Greenwich Hospital
70 Mill River St. 
Stamford, CT 06902-3725
(203) 325-1381 
Special Expertise: Cosmetic Surgery-Face, Breast Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Liposuction and Body
Contouring, Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Joseph O’Connell, MD
Bridgeport Hospital 
208 Post Rd. W. 
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 454-0044 
Special Expertise: Cosmetic Surgery-
Liposuction, Cosmetic Surgery-Face,
Cosmetic Surgery-Breast, Body Contouring

Physical Medicine
and Rehabilitation

Claudio Petrillo, MD
Norwalk Hospital 
698 West Ave. 
Norwalk, CT 06850-3816
(203) 523-0100 
Special Expertise: Spinal Cord Injury,
Stroke Rehabilitation, Amputee

Halina Snowball, MD
Greenwich Hospital 
Orthopaedic Neurosurgery Specialists
6 Greenwich Park Office
Greenwich, CT 06831
(203) 869-1145 
Special Expertise:
Pain Management, Acupuncture


Sidney Hart, MD
Greenwich Hospital 
282 Railroad Ave., Fl. 2 
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 622-1722 
Special Expertise: Anxiety Disorders,
Mood Disorders, Psychotherapy,
Affective Disorders 

F. Carl Mueller, MD
Stamford Hospital 
999 Summer St., Ste. 200 
Stamford, CT 06905-5513
(203) 357-7773 
Special Expertise: Anxiety and
Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive
Disorder, Psychopharmacology

Pulmonary Disease

Stuart McCalley, MD
Greenwich Hospital 
75 Holly Hill Ln.
Greenwich Medical Group
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 869-6960 
Special Expertise: Sleep Disorders,
Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD), Asthma, Lung Cancer   

Paul Sachs, MD
Stamford Hospital 
190 W. Broad St. 
Stamford, CT 06902-3633
(203) 348-2437 
Special Expertise: Pulmonary
Rehabilitation, Asthma, COPD,
Critical Care Medicine


Radiation Oncology

Daniel Fass, MD
Greenwich Hospital 
77 Lafayette Pl., Ste. 290 
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 863-3773 
Special Expertise: Prostate Cancer,
Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

Frank Masino, MD
Stamford Hospital 
34 Shelburne Rd.
Stamford, CT 06902-3628
(203) 276-7886
Special Expertise: Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Brachytherapy, Prostate Implants

Reproductive Endocrinology

Frances Ginsburg, MD
Stamford Hospital 
Stamford Hospital, Box 9317 
Stamford, CT 06904-9317
(203) 276-7559
Special Expertise: Infertility,
Menopause Problems, Endometriosis

Barry Witt, MD
Greenwich Hospital
NYU Medical Center
55 Holly Hill Ln., Ste. 270 
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 863-2990 
Special Expertise: Infertility-IVF, Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy


Joao Nascimento, MD
St. Vincent’s Medical Center–Bridgeport Bridgeport Hospital
3203 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06606-4225
(203) 371-0009 
Special Expertise: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus/SLE, Psoriatic Arthritis


Richard Garvey, MD
Bridgeport Hospital 
General Surgeons of Bridgeport
310 Mill Hill Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06610-2863
(203) 366-3211 
Special Expertise: Colon and Rectal Surgery

Philip McWhorter, MD
Greenwich Hospital 
77 Lafayette Pl., Ste. 301 
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 863-4300

Barbara Ward, MD
Greenwich Hospital 
77 Lafayette Pl., Ste. 302 
Greenwich, CT 06830-5426
(203) 863-4250 
Special Expertise:
Breast Cancer, Breast Disease

Thoracic Surgery

Timothy Hall, MD
Stamford Hospital 
Stamford Hospital, Dept. Surgery
30 Shelburn Rd.
Stamford, CT 06904
(203) 276-7383 
Special Expertise: Cardiothoracic Surgery

James Lettera, MD
St. Vincent’s Medical Center–Bridgeport Bridgeport Hospital
501 Kings Hwy. E., Ste. 112 
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 382-1900 
Special Expertise: Lung Cancer,
Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery,
Vascular Surgery


Rudy Andriani, MD
Stamford Hospital
Greenwich Hospital
166 W Broad St., Ste. 404 
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 356-9692 
Special Expertise: Urologic Cancer,
Kidney Stones, Incontinence

Kevin Burbige, MD
Stamford Hospital
Greenwich Hospital
Tully Health Center
32 Strawberry Hill Ct.
Stamford, CT 06902
(877) 359-4211 
Special Expertise: Hypospadias, Birth Defects, Urinary Reconstruction-Pediatric

Jeffrey Ranta, MD
Greenwich Hospital
Stamford Hospital
49 Lake Ave. 
Greenwich, CT 06830-4520
(203) 869-1285 
Special Expertise: Prostate Cancer,
Bladder Cancer, Kidney Stones

Vascular and
Interventional Radiology

Marc Hamet, MD
Stamford Hospital 
Stamford Radiological Associates
PO Box 1092, Stamford, CT 06904-1092
(203) 276-7860 
Special Expertise: Osteoporosis,
Spine-Vertebroplasty, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Endovascular Surgery, Carotid Artery Stent Placement

Laura Hodges, MD
Greenwich Hospital
Greenwich Hospital, Dept. Radiology
5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 863-3042
Special Expertise:
Uterine Fibroid Embolization

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