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Zelkowitz, Richard Scott, MD

Title
Regional Medical Director, Breast Program, Hematology/Oncology

Gender

Male


Language

English

Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).


Specialties
Accepting New Patients
  • Medical Oncology

Areas of Expertise
Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Clinical Trials, Breast Cancer Management, Breast Cancer Research, Breast Cancer Risk Assessment, Breast Cancer Survivorship

Education

Fellowship
Brown University School of Medicine
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Internship
Westchester County Medical Center

Medical School
New York Medical College

Residency
Westchester County Medical Center


Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Breast Disease, Member
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology, Member
  • New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group, Member
  • Breast Cancer Alliance Medical Advisory Board, Member

Reviews

Verified Patient Reviews

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Whenever I hear of someone needing any assistance. I will and always recommend HHC.

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Dr. Zelkowitz is the best! He always explains, takes his time and genuinely cares. Recommend him highly!

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Dr. Zelkowitz is outstanding and brilliant. We are lucky to have him !

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I had been in this office before and had good experience. Definitely recomend for others.

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*Dr. Zelkowitz is an extraordinary doctor. He thinks about my whole being not just the cancer. He listens thoroughly and always explains and recommends other specialists thoughtfully.

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I felt informed , comfortable and pro active

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Dr. Z and Nicole listen and answer questions. They ask your opinion and include you in your care plan. I feel heard and cared for

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Dr. Zelkowitz is always very thorough and answers my questions.

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You will not find a more caring knowledgeable provider

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Dr Syed was amazing. I am so happy with my new primary care physician.

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Dr.Z answered all my questions and my husband's We left feeling informed

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Dr. Z has been my oncologist for over 10 years now, as well as the doctor for many of my female friends. He is excellent!

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Dr. Alway listens to what I say & acts swiftly if there is a problem.

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*Dr. Zelkowitz is the MOST professional, caring physician I have ever had! THE BEST EVER!!

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I love Dr Zee I can talk to him about everything he a lovely person I would recommend him to anyone who needs is care

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Dr. Z always takes the time to listen to my concerns and questions and I do not feel rushed

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Other Reviews from Around the Web

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MD Zelkowitz is very attentive and really cares about his patients!

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Dr. Z and staff our kind friendly and helpful in answering questions. They make you feel heard and cared for.

Bio

Richard Zelkowitz, MD, is regional medical director of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Breast Program in Fairfield Region.

Dr. Zelkowitz is a familiar presence in Fairfield County, having served on the medical staff of Norwalk Hospital since 1997. While there, he served as chief of hematology/oncology and co-director of the cancer center. He also founded and served as medical director of its Smilow Family Breast Health Center.

A staunch patient advocate keenly focused on both their medical and emotional needs, Dr. Zelkowitz initiated the state’s first breast navigator program to help guide patients and families through their cancer journeys. He initiated and developed a lecture series that attracted nationally-recognized speakers, developed a multidisciplinary breast cancer tumor board and launched the state’s first Cold Cap program to prevent alopecia in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.

A consultant with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Department of Medicine, Dr. Zelkowitz is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Cancer Care Connecticut Chapter’s Medical Advisory Board, the American Society of Breast Disease and the New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group.

He is board-certified in hematology and oncology. Dr. Zelkowitz completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology through the Brown University School of Medicine and a second fellowship in bone marrow transplant through the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle. He earned his medical degree from New York Medical College.

Insurance

Aetna, Anthem, BCBS Medicare, CarePartners of Connecticut, Cigna Healthcare, Colonial Cooperative Care, Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc., Connecticare, Connecticare Commercial, Connecticare Medicare, Corvel, Coventry, Essence Healthcare, Evercare, First Health Group Corp., Focus, Health Connecticut, Health Direct, Health New England, Healthy Connecticut, Multiplan, Northeast Health Direct, One Health Plan/ Great-West Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Prime Health Services, Private Health Care Systems, Inc., Senior Whole Health, United Healthcare, WellCare of Connecticut, Inc.

This information is subject to change at any time. Please check with your insurance provider before scheduling your appointment or receiving services to confirm they are a participating member of the Hartford HealthCare network.

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