Dr. Richard Zelkowitz, MD

Dr. Richard Zelkowitz, MD

Hematology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Richard Zelkowitz, MD is a hematology specialist in Norwalk, CT and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1983 and specializes in hematology and oncology.

34 Maple St

Norwalk, CT 06850

Contact Information

(203) 845-4811

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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2  Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

3  Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

29  Conditions Treated

1  Procedures

  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • State University Of New York At Binghamton
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Westchester County Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Westchester Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Brown University / Alpert Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

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

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zelkowitz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zelkowitz to family and friends
13 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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Dr. Zelkowitz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

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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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...more
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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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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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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...more
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