Physician Detail

Richard Scott Zelkowitz, MD

Regional Medical Director, Breast Program, Hematology/Oncology


Practice

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Specialty

Medical Oncology, Board Certified < Accepting new patients for this specialty
Internal Medicine, Board Certified < Not accepting new patients for this specialty

Areas of Interest

Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Clinical Trials, Breast Cancer Management, Breast Cancer Research, Breast Cancer Risk Assessment, Breast Cancer Survivorship

Physician Quicklink

https://hartfordhealthcare.org/RichardZelkowitz

Institute URL

https://hartfordhealthcare.org/cancer

Phone

203.874.3830

Zelkowitz, Richard Scott, MD

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Gender
Male

Languages
English


Office Locations


  • Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at St. Vincent's Medical Center - Bridgeport, Medical Oncology

    St. Vincent’s Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care brings you and your loved ones the latest treatment options and highest level of clinical expertise combined with personalized, compassionate care—right here, close to home. St. Vincent’s approach to care is marked by our dedication to quality and safety you can trust, the caring and attention you expect and the exceptional clinical care from our physicians, nurses and associates that you deserve – all from a medical center that understands that care comes first. Other numbers to the Cancer Center: 203-874-3830 & 203-382-0630.

    2800 Main Street
    3rd Floor
    Bridgeport, CT 06606
    Hartford HealthCare St. Vincent's Medical Center
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    Phone: 203.382.2475


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.


Education

Medical School

  • New York Medical College MD

Internship

  • Westchester County Medical Center, Internal Medicine

Residency

  • Westchester County Medical Center, Internal Medicine

Fellowship

  • Brown University School of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Bone Marrow Transplant

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


Insurance Accepted*

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, Harvard Pilgrim, Health Connecticut, Health Direct, Health New England, Healthy Connecticut, HMC/ Northeast Healthcare, Medspan Commercial, Medspan Medicare, 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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