Richard Salzano Jr., MD, Thoracic Surgery, Derby, CT, Griffin Hospital


Thoracic Surgery Derby, CT

Cardiovascular Surgery


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  • Dr. Richard Salzano is a thoracic surgeon in Derby, CT and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Griffin Hospital, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and St. Vincent's Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and has been in practice 29 years. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery and is experienced in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, adult general thoracic surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, thoracic surgical oncology, and minimally invasive thoracic surgery.

Education & Training

  • University of Rochester
    University of RochesterFellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1993 - 1995
  • Hartford Hospital
    Hartford HospitalResidency, General Surgery, 1988 - 1993
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryClass of 1988

Certifications & Licensure

  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 1995 - 2022
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Professor of Surgery Frank Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
  • Chairman Department of Surgery Griffin Hospital
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2013-2014
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Press Mentions

  • Shelton’s PerkinElmer Awards $5K to Surgical Program
    Shelton’s PerkinElmer Awards $5K to Surgical ProgramMay 2nd, 2019

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