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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

Hospitals and Organizations

  • Integrated Care Partners
  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
  • St Vincents Medical Center

Education

Fellowship
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center ‐ Bone Marrow Transplant
Brown University School of Medicine ‐ Hematology/Oncology

Internship
Westchester County Medical Center ‐ Internal Medicine

Medical School
New York Medical College

Reviews

Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Zelkowitz always listens to my concerns & acts accordingly.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Z is the most dedicated doctor I have ever had. He is a tireless advocate for me and for Breast Cancer Research. He is a model for other doctors to emulate.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Z and his PA, Nicole, are the VERY best medical professionals I have encountered !!!

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Z is amazing. He is personable, answers questions, straight forward with a great spirit and sense of humor. He is knowledgeable and keeps up with the latest information. I highly recommend him and his staff. I have high standards for my care and they exceed my expectations.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Zelkowitz is absolutely the best of the best.

5 out of 5 stars

I speak highly of doctor's Zelkowitz all the time. He always puts me at ease and does have a great sense of humor. He discusses all options available and encourages me to contact him if the side effects are too much .

5 out of 5 stars

Yearly visit also needed a referral

5 out of 5 stars

Love Dr. Zelkowitz. Works with me in partnership

5 out of 5 stars

The very best top notch Dr z

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Z is by far one of the best doctor's out there

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Z. is a most incredible person & understanding/knowledgeable/kind/compassionate doctor. Have been his patient for over 20 years & only have had the best of experience, cancer & all.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Z is wonderful

5 out of 5 stars

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


Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Zelkowitz is very kind and has a passion for helping people. He made me feel very comfortable and very easy to talk to, and always has the patient’s interest at heart. He is one in a million. He is surely an asset to the cancer department.

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent and Above and beyond ..God Bless them!!!✌❤🙏😊

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Z is a great Doctor. He listens to my concerns and wants me to be happy with the treatment he provides me. He's also up to date with the latest and newest treatment. Don't waste your time settling for less than superb. Get an appointment with him while you can!

5 out of 5 stars

The care that I receive from Dr. Z is amazing! He listens and includes me in decisions. I would recommend him to anyone. He is THE best.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Zelkowitz is a awesome Doctor, I would recommend my mother, aunt, sister or just about anyone I know to him. He is a very patient and caring person. And, for that I say thanks a Million.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Z and his staff are wonderful. I am treated as a partner with respect and kindness. I’m always seen on time. Questions and requests always promptly responded to. I am grateful to have Dr Z and his staff on my team.

5 out of 5 stars

Everyone in the practice is charming and friendly. Dr Zelkowitz is thorough and takes the time to really listen to my questions and then explain things. I never feel like "just a patient".

5 out of 5 stars

Look no further, you will never find a better Doctor, than Dr Zelkowitz ! Kind, compassionate and understanding. He makes you feel like you are his only patient. As scary as cancer can be, he somehow makes it seem ok.

5 out of 5 stars

Compassionate, exceptional care. Rare quality. Goes above and beyond for all of his patients.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Z is my very breast friend! He is thorough, caring, professional, warm, friendly and simply the best!!

5 out of 5 stars

Staff, everyone, I have seen very professional and very nice.

5 out of 5 stars

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

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

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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