Our medical Departments

Working as one team, committed to care

    The Department of Anesthesiology provides services throughout Stamford Hospital. In addition to supporting basic surgical needs, the Department is an integral part of obstetrical and maternity cases in Labor and Delivery, Endoscopy, Interventional Radiology, MRI and CT scan studies, the Cardiac Catherization Lab, EP Studies and the Emergency Room. Each day we staff 22 locations with 22 anesthesia providers on two different campuses.

    Contact Information and Leadership

    Betty-Ann Robustelli, MD, Chair, Department of Anesthesia

    Department Rules & Regulations

    Since 2002, Stamford Hospital has partnered with U.S. Acute Care Solutions (USACS) to provide Physician and Physician Assistant coverage to our Emergency Department. USACS is the largest physician owned Emergency Medicine group in the country. Currently USACS provides care to more than 6 million patients annually in over 200 hospitals located across 20 states. Physician ownership means that local leaders are committed to growing with hospital partners to deliver superior patient care. USACS clinicians staff the adult Emergency Department at Stamford Hospital along with the Pediatric Emergency Department and the Immediate Care Center at the Tully Health Center.

    Patient experience is at the center of everything we do for patients. Most patients arriving to the Emergency Department will be placed directly in a treatment room and will bypass the waiting room. The majority of Emergency Department patients are seen by one of our Board-Certified providers within 30 minutes of arrival. A rigorous quality assurance program ensures that the best possible care is delivered to each and every patient. The Stanford Hospital Emergency Department has exceeded national benchmarks in providing quality care to patients with life-threatening emergencies such as heart attack, stroke and sepsis.

    Contact Information & Leadership

    Emergency Department Chair

    Alan Weiner, MD

    Office: 203-276-7595

    Email: [email protected]

    Alexander Rafailov, MD, Associate Medical Director

    Heather Machen, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Director

    Department Rules & Regulations

    The members of the Department of Family Medicine continue to provide a wide range of essential health services to the Stamford community and Stamford Hospital and serve in a variety of roles including:

    The patients cared for include newborns, children, teens, maternity patients, adults, nursing home patients and palliative care patients. The settings in which care is provided range from solo, partnerships and group practices to Stamford Health Medical Group and community health centers. Some members of the Department continue to admit their patients to the Hospital while others use the increasingly popular hospitalist service for their inpatients.

    Contact Information and Leadership

    • Josh Herbert, MD, Interim Chair, Department of Family Medicine
    • Henry Yoon, MD, Associate Chair
    • J. Robert Shapiro, MD, Member at-Large to Department Executive Committee
    • Kathleen Nurena, MD, Member at-Large to Medical Executive Committee


    The Department of Medicine at Stamford Health is a big tent, a “department of departments.” It encompasses 17 divisions representing diverse medical specialties, including more than 250 physicians as well as advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. These providers reflect a spectrum of practice arrangements, from affiliated community physicians to members of the Stamford Health Medical Group to hospital-based and contracted groups. Our residency program includes 21 housestaff in postgraduate years (PGY) 1 – 3, including 2 PGY-3 Chief Residents. Graduates of the training program have entered subspecialty fellowship programs or started careers as hospitalists or primary care physicians. Medical students from the Vagelos College of Physicians of Columbia University rotate on medicine and primary care clerkships in our department, and are joined by students from other medical schools on senior student electives and sub-internships. Nearly 100 of our attending physicians hold faculty appointments at Columbia.

    Department Leadership

    Nicholas H. Fiebach, MD
    Chair, Department of Medicine

    Allergy & Immunology
    Paul Lindner, MD

    David Hsi, MD

    Elizabeth Marsh, MD

    Bismruta Misra, MD

    Stuart Waldstreicher, MD

    Allison Ostroff, MD

    Internal Medicine
    Craig Olin, MD

    Hospitalist Medicine
    Maher Madhoun, MD

    Infectious Diseases
    Asha Shah, MD
    Medical Oncology & Hematology
    Paul Weinstein, MD

    Brenda Chan, MD


    Pain Medicine
    Ofer Wellisch, MD

    Hospice & Palliative Medicine
    Sherry Ng, MD

    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Edwin Ritcher, MD

    Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
    Paul Sachs, MD

    Tomas Vietorisz, MD

  • Pediatrics


    The Department of Pediatrics is a collaboration of highly trained experts that offer unparalleled health care to children in the region. The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children’s Institute comprises the Cohen Children’s Specialty Center located at Stamford Health’s Tully Health Center, the Cohen Pediatric Emergency Department, the Cohen Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and the Cohen Children’s Inpatient Unit. The NICU has earned the prestigious Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for superior patient satisfaction for the past four years. In addition, the Department has achieved Bronze Safe Sleep certification.

    For nearly 20 years, Pediatrics has been awarded grants from the Department of Public Health to administer the Medical Home Initiative-Southwest. This is a regional program that is dedicated to ensuring that children with special health care needs who are un- and under-insured gain access to the specialized health care they need. The team comprises a physician, a pediatric nurse practitioner, and a licensed clinical social worker, who serve as care coordinators.

    The Department also oversees the Stamford Children’s Health Collaborative, a group of community agencies committed to networking and sharing information about programs and services that benefit the health of the region’s children.

    Through the generous support of donors, like Steven and Alexandra Cohen and The Herbert and Nell Singer Foundation, all our facilities are state-of-the-art, and our goal of being a provider of comprehensive pediatric care is now a reality.

  • Radiology


    Our team utilizes advanced technology and clinical expertise to care for more than 250,000 studies each year. Stamford Radiology offers all aspects of diagnostic and interventional radiology to include X -rays, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and positron emission tomography.

    Stamford Hospital Radiology physicians complete five years of postdoctoral training, as well as one to two years of fellowship training, prior to obtaining subspecialty board certification in Body Imaging, Breast Imaging, Pediatric Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Nuclear Medicine, or Vascular/Interventional Radiology and Radiation Oncology. Our radiologists have trained at the top-tier radiology training programs in the nation. We offer expert imaging consultation and actively participate in our specialty Stamford Health committees, patient care tumor boards, and the medical education of our Stamford internal medicine, family medicine and affiliated medical student education.

    Our Breast Imaging Division delivers comprehensive breast diagnostic care. The mammography experts provide comprehensive “one stop” services for more than 20,000 women cared for at the Breast Center at Stamford Health’s Tully Health Center, Darien Imaging Center, Greenwich Imaging Center, and Wilton Imaging Center.

    Stamford Health is proud to joint venture with the Norwalk Radiology Consultants in offering imaging services in our Norwalk secondary catchment area to the east.

    Contact Information and Leadership

    Ronald P. Lee, MD, Department Chair and Medical Director
    Mia Kazanjian, MD, Director, Women’s Imaging, Co-Director, Breast Center
    Steven Oh, MD, Medical Director of Cancer Services, Director of Radiation Oncology

  • Surgery


    The Department of Surgery is comprised of 17 Divisions representing a wide range of surgical subspecialties, including approximately 170 surgeons, advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. These surgeons are integrated in a variety of practice arrangements, from affiliated community surgeons, to members of the Stamford Health Medical Group, to hospital-based and contracted groups. Several Divisions (e.g., Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery) have formal programmatic relationships with the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. We have an independent general surgical residency training program that comprises 15 house staff in postgraduate years (PGY) 1-5, graduating three Chief Residents per year. Graduates of our training program have been extremely successful in obtaining advanced fellowship positions at competitive, prestigious academic institutions including Yale University, the Mayo Clinic, Maryland Shock Trauma Center, the University of Chicago, and Tufts University. Medical students from Columbia and other affiliated medical schools rotate on surgery clerkships in our Department. Several of our attending physicians hold faculty appointments at Columbia University.

    Department Leadership

    Chair, Department of Surgery
    David Yuh, MD
    Office: 203.276.7670

    Vice-Chair, Surgery (Administrative)
    William Symons, MD

    Vice-Chair, Surgery (Operations)
    Michael Ebright, MD


    Bariatric Surgery
    James Bonheur, MD

    Breast Surgery
    Sarah Cate, MD

    Cardiac Surgery
    Michael A. Coady, MD, MPH

    Colon and Rectal Surgery
    Marilee Freitas, MD

    General Surgery
    William Symons, MD

    Andrea Douglas, MD

    Glenn E. Ostriker, MD

    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    Robert M. Yudell, DDS, MD

    Jason Klenoff, MD

    Pediatric Surgery
    Gerard Weinberg, MD

    Jeremy A. Bier, DPM

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Harold S. Gewirtz, MD

    Surgical Oncology
    Antonio Picon, MD

    Thoracic Surgery
    Michael Ebright, MD

    Trauma and Critical Care
    Kevin M. Dwyer, MD

    Urologic Surgery
    Hugh J. Lavery, MD

    Vascular Surgery
    Timothy Manoni, MD

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