DR. PHILIP SIMKOVITZ specializes in pulmonary diseases and critical-care medicine. After earning his medical degree from Boston University, he did his internship and residency at the University of Connecticut, where he also did a research fellowship in sleep medicine. His pulmonary and critical care fellowships were completed at McGill University, an internationally renowned center for pulmonary diseases. Dr. Simkovitz enjoys having an extensive practice encompassing both the hospital and the office. His expertise includes asthma, emphysema (COPD), sleep apnea, respiratory failure and lung cancer. He finds the challenges of being in solo practice offset by the satisfaction of developing long, personal relationships with his patients. “The interesting aspect of practicing pulmonary medicine is trying to assemble a patient’s varied symptoms into a unifying diagnosis and then create an individual treatment plan,” he says.
Organizations: American Thoracic Society, American College of Chest Physicians
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Hospital Affiliations: Bridgeport Hospital, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Griffin Hospital