Dr. Richard Zelkowitz, MD

Dr. Richard Zelkowitz, MD

Hematology •  Male • Age 62

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Zelkowitz, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Bridgeport, CT and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Zelkowitz has more experience with Breast Cancer and Blood Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from New York Medical College medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with medical facilities Hartford Hospital and St. Vincent's Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Zelkowitz to book an appointment.


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Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

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Hartford HealthCare Medical Group2800 Main St Bridgeport, CT 06606
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Dr. Zelkowitz, Quick I had no waiting time. Dr. Z was very thorough with me.
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Candee – Jul 15, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr Zelkowitz for “30 years!” He is the most caring Doctor I have ever known in my 68 years!! Not to forget, helping me with my countless illnesses! I don’t know where I would be without him! Congratulations Dr Z ?? Miss you!?? JANE JONES TOLLAND, CT
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Best doctor on earth! Outstanding Oncologist and Superior Human Being! Knowledgeable, Professional, Responsive and Kind. There is no one better!
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Barbara B Oligino – Jun 01, 2020
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He is the very best of the best.....professional.
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Jan 21, 2020
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Most incredible person I ever met. His compassion for his work and his patients is overwhelming. He is on a mission to save lives and eradicate breast cancer. Couldn't be in better hands. Thank you Dr. Rich Zelkowitz.
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Nancy Stember in Norwalk, CT – Oct 13, 2017
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I would highly recommend this doctor to any and all needing his expertise. It is his internal law to make sure no stone is neglected or left unturned regarding your health factors ever, period. If you fail to keep any detail of protocol current, he will personally find you and will fight for you to be diligent in monitoring your own health.
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Jean Murphy-Sweeny in Wilton, CT – Nov 20, 2016
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You could go on and on about how wonderful Dr. Zelkowitz is. To put it simply he is just the best doctor around as well as a caring, kind human being.
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Weston, CT – Aug 16, 2016
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Dr. ZELKOWITZ is an incredible oncologist. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable and thoughtful about medical issues he is also incredibly caring and accessible to his patients. I could not recommend a physician more highly.
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Amy in Westport, CT – Jan 15, 2016
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I had cancer. I was terrified, felt alone and confused. Dr. Zelkowitz reassured me that I would be fine, explained every step of the way, put me in the hands of a terrific surgeon, and I felt he saw me as an individual. Whenever I had an appointment he would stick his head in the waiting room and apologize for being late, even if it was just 5 minutes late. He felt my time was just as important as his. Follow-up care has been just as thorough and caring as my first. Dr Z is great!
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Grandma in Milford, CT – Jan 05, 2016
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Dr. Z as I call him is the most caring doctor I've ever known. He takes a personal interest in all of his patients. He is extremely dedicated to his work. I have no idea when he rests. You will never wait for test results as he will inform you of your results the moment they are complete. Eleven years after my treatment for stage II breast cancer he is still just as warm and caring as he was the first time I met him.
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Background Check

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Practice Areas

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer specialists diagnose and treat the presence of malignant cells in breast tissue that may spread to other parts of the body.Compare with other Breast Cancer specialists.

Typically treats 100% more than their peers

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Breast Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zelkowitz treats Breast Cancer more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Zelkowitz treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 57% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Blood Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zelkowitz treats Blood Disorders more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Zelkowitz treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Anemia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zelkowitz treats Anemia more than 69% of their peers

Dr. Zelkowitz treats this condition more than 69% of their peers

Neutropenia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zelkowitz treats Neutropenia more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Zelkowitz treats this condition more than 67% of their peers

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Dr. Zelkowitz's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

About Me

Care Philosophy

Provide the best care possible in a compassionate and personalized manner.

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

1989
Brown University / Alpert Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Westchester Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1984
Westchester Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1983
New York Medical College
Medical School
1979
State University of New York at Binghamton
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • "Top Doctors" Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, 2008-2012
  • "Top Doctors" Stamford Magazine, 2010-2012
  • "Top Doctors" Fairfield Living Magazine, 2012
  • "Top Doctors" Greenwich, Westport, and New Canaan/Darien Magazines, 2008-2012
  • "Top Doctors" Medical Oncologist, U.S. News and World Report, 2011
  • "Top Docs" Oncology & Hematology, Connecticut Magazine, 2009-2012

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Hartford Hospital

Hartford, CT

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

St. Vincent's Medical Center

Bridgeport, CT

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average