Zelkowitz, Richard Scott, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Richard Scott Zelkowitz, MD

Medical Oncology
4.9 / 5

Location Information

  • Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at St. Vincent's Medical Center
    2800 Main Street 3rd Floor
    Bridgeport, CT 06606
    St. Vincent's Medical Center


  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialty Care
    60 Danbury Road Suite 101
    Wilton, CT 06410


About Richard Scott Zelkowitz, MD

  • Title
    Regional Medical Director, Breast Program, Hematology/Oncology
  • Gender
  • Language
    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

    Not Currently Accepting New Patients

    Internal Medicine

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


  • FellowshipBrown University School of Medicine
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

    InternshipWestchester County Medical Center

    Medical SchoolNew York Medical College

    ResidencyWestchester 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


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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.



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