Walter Cholewczynski, MD, General Surgery, Bridgeport, CT, Bridgeport Hospital

WalterMCholewczynskiMDFACS, ABPM/UHM

General Surgery Bridgeport, CT

Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care

Associate Chair, Department of Surgery; Director, Surgical Critical Care

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  • Dr. Walter Cholewczynski is a general surgeon in Bridgeport, CT and is affiliated with Bridgeport Hospital. He received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School and has been in practice 22 years. He specializes in trauma surgery & surgical critical care and is experienced in trauma and surgical critical care, general surgery, hyperbaric oxygen therapy for wound healing, and emergency general surgery.

Education & Training

  • University of Minnesota
    University of MinnesotaFellowship, Surgical Critical Care, 1997 - 1998
  • Maimonides Medical Center
    Maimonides Medical CenterResidency, General Surgery, 1992 - 1997
  • NYU School of Medicine
    NYU School of MedicineInternship, General Surgery, 1991 - 1992
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolClass of 1991
  • Pushkin Institute for Russia LanguageCertificate, 1986 - 1986
  • University of MarylandB.A., Russian Language & Literature, 1986
  • Howard Community CollegeA.A., General Studies, with Honors, 1984

Certifications & Licensure

  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 2004 - 2022
  • MN State Medical License
    MN State Medical License 1997 - 1999
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1993 - 2023
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • C Elton Cahow Resident Education Award Yale Surgery Residents, 2016
  • Certificate of Commendation, Outstanding Dedication to Resident Education Bridgeport Hospital (Yale) Surgery Residents, 2011
  • Teacher of the Year Bridgeport Hospital, 2008
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery: cost, charge and reimbursement  
    Tran D, Grandhige G, Jordan L, Possenti P, Fidler F, Cholewczynski W, Kamath R, Atweh N., Surg for Obesity & Related Dis, 1/1/2005

Books/Book Chapters


  • Grade IV blunt cardiac injury with aortic valve rupture managed with valvuloplasty.
    Xu Q, Garland J, Gregg S, Cholewczynski W, Savetamal A, Crombie R, Possenti P, Atweh A., Society of Critical Care Medicine Clinical Congress, Phoenix, AZ, 1/1/2015
  • Histological comparison of sheet dermal regeneration template vs meshed dermal regeneration template with sub-atmospheric pressure in reconstruction: preliminary results.
    Khan S, Fidler P, Choi Y, Cholewczynski W, Grandhige G, Bluestein H, Tran D, Palmer J, Atweh A., J Burn Care Res, 1/27/2006
  • Influence of race in the development of Clostridium difficile colitis.
    Satheesan R, Rai S, Sandoval S, Cholewczynski W, Hodyl C, Andaz C, Acinapura A, Raju R., Lutheran Medical Center Resident Research Day, Brooklyn, NY, 1/1/2001
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  • Necrotizing Fasciitis 
    Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT - 1/20/2016
  • Rib Fractures 
    Holiday Inn, Bridgeport, CT - 1/29/2015
  • Principles of HBOT in Late Radiation Tissue Injuries 
    Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT - 1/16/2015
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  • Chairman, Critical Care Committee 2016 - Present
  • Chairman, YNHHS Delirium Committee 2016 - Present
  • Chairman, Surgical Critical Care Operations Committee 2016 - Present
  • Chairman, YNHHS Alarm Management Committee 2015 - Present
  • Bridgeport Hospital Physician Representative, YNHHS Anticoagulation Committee 2015 - Present
  • Physician Representative Bridgeport Hospital, YNHHS Formulary Integration Committee 2011 - Present
  • Bridgeport Hospital Surgical Critical Care Representative, YNHHS ICU Leadership Group 2004 - Present

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Society
  • New England Surgical Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

Hospital Affiliations