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Salzano, Richard

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TOP DOCS: Thoracic Surgery
130 Division St.
Derby, CT 06418

Last Updated: March 30, 2017

About Salzano, Richard

Dr. Richard Salzano graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology from Yale University. He earned his degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. After completing his residency at Hartford Hospital, he returned to Rochester for a fellowship in cardiothoratic surgery. Early on, he knew that he wanted to perform open heart surgery. The atmosphere, the magnitude of the operationthe surgeon was very skilled, very [much] in control. Among the services Dr. Salzano offers is lung cancer screening for people at risk for the disease. He notes that there is a change in the demographics of cardiac care, with less bypass surgery of traditional heart disease and more treatment of valve disease and end-stage heart failure. Now chairman of surgery as well as co-director of the lung cancer screening program at Griffin Hospital, he praises the hospitals commitment to the Planetree program, which emphasizes patient-centered care. We cant look at people as procedures or X-rays or interventionthey are patients who need our help.

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