Rocco Orlando III, MD


SVP & Chief Medical Officer
Hartford HealthCare

Rocco Orlando III, MD, is senior vice president and chief medical officer for Hartford HealthCare, the premiere health care network in Connecticut with more than 18,000 employees and $2.4 billion in net revenue. 

Hartford HealthCare is Connecticut’s only truly integrated health care system. The system offers the full continuum of care with five-acute care hospitals, the state’s only air-ambulance service, behavioral health and rehabilitation services, a large physician group and clinical integration organization, skilled-nursing and visiting-nurse services, a laboratory system that spans the state, and a number of services for seniors, including senior living facilities. The first chief medical officer for Hartford HealthCare, Dr. Orlando directs and assists Hartford HealthCare clinical staffs in their efforts to achieve national pre-eminence in patient quality and safety and in creating seamless care coordination across the entire network.

Dr. Orlando previously served as chief medical officer of Hartford Hospital and as vice president of Connecticut Surgical Group in Hartford. He is a general surgeon who has been on the medical staff of Hartford Hospital for more than 25 years. Throughout his time at Hartford Hospital, he has held various leadership positions, including president of the medical staff and member of the board of directors.

Dr. Orlando has a national reputation for research and clinical excellence and has delivered more than 100 medical presentations internationally and across the United States. He has written and contributed to more than 50 medical publications, abstracts and book chapters.

Dr. Orlando received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. He completed multiple internships and finished his residency at Hartford Hospital. He also completed a fellowship at the University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is a member of numerous professional societies and was named a fellow to the American College of Surgeons. He resides in Glastonbury.


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