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Medical PROFILES As home to some of the best medical facilities in the nation, FAIRFIELD COUNTY IS BRIMMING WITH TOP-RATED DOCTORS. With so many choices, how can you find the perfect doctor that suits you and your family best? The following pages include profiles of some of our area’s best-rated doctors, including details about their practice and what drives them.


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Shaun Williams, MD Mark P. Leondires, MD Cynthia Murdock, MD Spencer Richlin, MD Joshua Hurwitz, MD Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut

Danbury, Norwalk, Stamford and Trumbull, CT | 1.800.865.5431 rmact.com | gayparentstobe.com singlemomstobe.com pathtofertility.com SUCCESS MATTERS. FOR EVERYONE. At Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), patient care begins with a partnership between patients and a reproductive endocrinologist. All five physicians on the RMACT team are board certified and are Castle Connolly “Top Doctors” of Fairfield County.

Infertility affects 6.7 million women in the U.S., which is about 11 percent of the reproductive-age population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. RMACT offers a full range of assisted reproductive technology and other procedures ranging from the least invasive to the most medically advanced.

These include in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), elective single embryo transfer, and donor egg or sperm. Treatment plans also frequently include services from our Integrated Fertility & Wellness Program, such as nutrition counseling and stress management through counseling, acupuncture or yoga.

Gastroenterology Associates of Fairfield County, PC (GAFC) 425 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 203.292.9000 2660 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 203.333.3328 765 Main Street (Route 25), Monroe, CT 203.452.2358 | gidox.com

Left to right standing: Dr. Emil Blanco, Dr. Gena Cobrin, Dr. Julie Spivack, Dr. Eddy Castillo and Dr. Kenneth Mauer. Seated left to right: Dr. Strick Woods and Dr. Richard Lopatin.

DOCTORS Kenneth Mauer, Julie Spivack, Emil Blanco, Gena Cobrin, Richard Lopatin and their talented partners, Drs. Strick Woods and Eddy Castillo, are “the digestive health experts.” Affiliated with St. Vincent’s Medical Center, they provide excellent, cutting-edge medical

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care at offices in Fairfield, Bridgeport and Monroe. “Our goal is to treat people with a multitude of GI problems with great sensitivity and care,” says Dr. Spivack. “We develop close, personal relationships with our patients, and we take a genuine interest in their health.”

GAFC was the first Fairfield County GI practice to offer state-of-the-art capsule endoscopy of the small intestine, comprehensive hepatitis C treatment and genetic testing for hereditary colon cancer. At The Endoscopy Center of Fairfield, patients can have a colonoscopy or endoscopy in a spa-like setting. The doctors specialize in many GI disorders, including acid reflux, gallbladder disease, GI cancers, liver disease, hepatitis, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.


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Arthur L. Jenkins, III, MD Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 31 River Road, Suite 100, Cos Cob, CT

Mount Sinai Faculty Practice

5 East 98th Street, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 212.241.8175 | arthurjenkinsmd.com | mountsinai.org/neurosurgery

AS ONE OF THE LEADING SPINE SURGEONS

in the Northeast, Dr. Jenkins brings the latest advancements in evaluating and treating spine conditions and injuries to Fairfield and Westchester counties. With offices in Manhattan and Fairfield County (Greenwich), Dr. Jenkins brings the excellence of a top New York City academic practice to his Connecticut patients. Fellowship-trained at Harvard, Dr. Jenkins has performed extensive clinical spine research and is an innovator in his field, offering minimally invasive microscopic, endoscopic, computer-guided, and laser spine

surgeries. He is one of the highest rated and most experienced board certified spine surgeons in the tristate area, trained and familiar with every spinal surgery technique. To ensure his patients have the best outcome with the least invasive approach, Dr. Jenkins collaborates with his patients’ physicians and with a variety of diverse specialists including orthopaedic surgeons, chiropractors, pain management specialists, rehabilitation medicine experts, rheumatologists and neuro-anesthesiologists. With a mission to help patients return to the activities they enjoy, Dr. Jenkins treats a wide range of

people, from student athletes to active adults. He was also chosen as a leading spine surgeon for the New York Police Department, New York Jets and NFL Retired Players Program. Whether performing an elective or complex spinal surgery, Dr. Jenkins and his team apply a very personal touch, while at the same time providing the most advanced medicine to their patients with spinal conditions. Office locations at Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, 31 River Road, Suite 100, Cos Cob; and at Mount Sinai Faculty Practice, 5 East 98th Street, Fourth Floor, New York.

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Plancher Orthopaedics 31 River Road, Suite 100 | Cos Cob, CT 203.863.2003 | plancherortho.com

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Introducing Dr. Margaret Harvey

Dr. Dmitry Mironov Dr. Puja Shah Atlantic Pain Management 4 Dearfield Drive, Suite 105 Greenwich, CT 203.505.2527 WE WELCOME DR. Puja Shah, a newly trained anesthesiologist and interventional pain management specialist. Dr. Shah comes to Fairfield County with extensive training from NYC

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PLANCHER ORTHOPAEDICS, led by Dr. Kevin Plancher, is pleased to welcome Dr. Margaret Harvey. Dr. Harvey is a board certified, sports fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who practiced in the United States Navy for twelve years. Dr. Harvey completed her orthopaedic training at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). She was a staff orthopaedic surgeon at Naval Hospital Okinawa and Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital, where she treated Marine Special Forces (MARSOC). Dr. Harvey completed a sports fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital, where she was an assistant team physician for the Boston Celtics.

and Massachusetts, and together with Dr. Mironov, plans to be a strong force in pain management in our community. We have a commitment to women’s health, wellness, headache and pelvic pain treatment, and the combination of Eastern and Western medicine. Drs. Mironov and Shah are among the few providers that specialize in complicated pain cases, including cancer pain and pain refractory to multiple surgeries. At a time when opioid use is at epidemic levels, we offer a multi-modal approach to pain management, and the opportunity to eliminate medication use that could cause harm in the future.

Dr. Harvey’s military background has given her experience in the treatment of all sports injuries. She also has extensive experience in cartilage restoration including carticel and osteoarticular allograft transplants, meniscal transplantation, hip arthroscopy, as well as shoulder and knee arthroscopy. Her practice will also include the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections. Dr. Harvey practiced as a physical therapist for five years and feels this has helped her focus on the importance of rehabilitation and returning to an active lifestyle. Dr. Harvey has offices in Cos Cob and Manhattan and accepts most insurance plans.

Fairfield County Bariatrics & Surgical Specialists, PC 148 East Avenue, Suite 3A, Norwalk, CT 203.899.0744 | endtheweight.com FAIRFIELD COUNTY BARIATRICS is one of the most prominent weight loss practices in Connecticut and the United States. Our surgeons have performed over 5,000 bariatric procedures since 2002. All of our compassionate surgeons are Directors of MBSAQIP Accredited Comprehensive Centers; Neil Floch MD FACS at Norwalk Hospital, Craig Floch MD FACS at St. Vincent’s Medical Center and Abe Fridman DO FACS

FASMBS at Griffin Hospital. Along with Peter Ingraldi MD FACS, we provide a comprehensive program designed for each patient’s needs so that they can regain their health and recapture their lives. We perform laparoscopic procedures including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, lap-band®, gastric balloon and revisional bariatric surgery. Our offices are located in Norwalk, Shelton, Stamford, and North Haven.


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Omar A. Ibrahimi, MD, PHD Connecticut Skin institute 999 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 60 Commerce Park, Milford, CT 203.428.4440 | ctskindoc.com

CASTLE CONNOLLY TOP DOCTOR and Harvard-trained dermatologst Dr. Omar Ibrahimi is the founding medical director of Fairfield County’s premier Skin Cancer, Laser and Non-invasive Cosmetic Surgery Center, providing outstanding care for medical and cosmetic issues with professionalism and detailed attention to patient comfort. They strive to provide expert, compassionate care to all children and adults who seek consultation or treatment of skin disorders, or who

wish to take advantage of the latest advances in dermatologic cosmetic treatment to improve skin health. Dr. Ibrahimi is one of the foremost physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of skin cancer, as well as medical and cosmetic issues involving the skin. He is a board certified dermatologist who has completed advanced training in skin cancer, laser and non-invasive cosmetic surgery. Dr. Ibrahimi’s noninvasive cosmetic procedures range from injectables such as Botox, Voluma, Sculptra and Juvederm, to lasers and devices that perform scar removal, cellulite removal, skin tightening and

Dr. Joseph Sproviero, Dr. Agnes Matczuk, Dr. Mitchell Lester and Dr. Mark Litchman; not pictured: Dr. Aymeric Louit

Fairfield County Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates 80 Mill River Street, Stamford, CT, 203.357.1511 148 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT, 203.838.4034 | fcaaia.com

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County Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates are certified by the American Board of Allergy/Immunology and have combined experience of more than eighty years in practice. All are repeat “Top Doctors” winners. Drs. Sproviero, Matczuk and Litchman completed their A/I fellowships at Yale and Dr. Lester completed his at National Jewish Health in Denver. Our full-service, state-of-

the-art asthma and allergy practice is fully electronic. Our experienced and compassionate staff works closely with the physicians to give you the best and most efficient care possible. Every patient deserves safe and effective treatment, and because we believe educated patients are more in control of their asthma and allergies, we encourage you to participate in your own health care planning.

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rejuvenation, birthmark removal, tattoo removal and CoolSculpting for non-invasive fat removal. Dr. Ibrahimi completed his dermatology training at Harvard Medical School and a fellowship program at the University of California-Davis. He has served as a faculty member at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Wellman Center for Photomedicine, where all of today’s laser technologies were invented. Our office has over 15 lasers and devices and is one of the most comprehensive laser centers in the country. Dr. Omar Ibrahimi is accredited by the American College of Mohs Surgery, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society for Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, and the American Academy of Dermatology. He prides himself on treating the whole patient, not just their skin cancer or cosmetic concern. His goal is to provide the best possible medical care in a friendly and nurturing environment.

Ear, Nose and Throat Center 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Suite 4, Stamford, CT 203.353.0000 | stamfordentcenter.com THE AWARD-WINNING otolaryngologists, Bruce Klenoff, Jason Klenoff, Biana Lanson and Jacquelyn Brewer, together with their PA, Angela DeBone, are premier providers of care in the treatment of head and neck disease, including pediatric disease, sinonasal and allergy problems, hearing and balance function, head and neck cancer, and facial plastics. Care of patients includes minimally invasive thyroid and para-

thyroid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, audiometry, balance testing and facial rejuvenation procedures. The ENT Center leads the way in innovative procedures and technology, such as Balloon Sinuplasty and Bluetooth hearing aid technology. Pediatric specialty care includes working with pediatric anesthesiologists and radiologists to maximize a child’s care outcome. We are able to offer same-day service at the Tully Health Center.

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Julia Sabetta, MD Skin, Laser & Cosmetic Surgeon 4 Dearfield Drive, Greenwich, CT 225 Main Street, Westport, CT 203.869.6111 JuliaSabettaMD.com

JULIA SABETTA, MD is a Yale trained board certified Skin Cancer, Cosmetic and and Laser Surgeon who is a proven expert in minimally invasive procedures. Over her more than twenty year career, Dr. Sabetta has developed the judgment and artistry necessary to help you achieve your best look. Dr. Sabetta’s prime goal is to provide you with the safest, most effective

care. Her practice has a private reception area with almost no wait time. She offers up-to-date, state-ofthe-art technologies and Dr. Sabetta performs all the treatments herself. Dr. Sabetta was the first doctor in Connecticut to use Ultherapy to lift and tighten the face and neck and offers Liposonix for targeted fat reduction. Whether she is expertly using Botox and fillers to restore your facial contours or she is meticulously using a device to reduce your wrinkles or spots, her aim is the same-to help you look younger longer. Like the explorer Ponce de Leon, Dr.

Sabetta enthusiastically researches all avenues for the secrets of the modern day version of the “fountain of youth”. Whether you meet her at one of the many accredited medical conferences she attends or you interview her at her desk which is peppered with scientific journals she has highlighted, you feel her passion and intensity for helping her patients look naturally ageless. In addition to being knowledgeable on the latest cosmetic advances, Dr. Sabetta selects only those technologies that yield the most effective results. She steers clear of those that are more hype than science. Her patients love to drop by the office because they know that there is always an exciting new product to try and a breakthrough on the horizon to learn about. In contrast to today’s Groupon and volume-oriented world, Dr Sabetta chooses to be quality focused.

New England Institute for Neurology & Headache 30 Boston Farm Rd. Suite 230, Stamford, CT 203.914.1900 neinh.com NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE FOR Neurology and Headache is a fully integrated clinical and research center conveniently located off of exit 35 on the Merritt Parkway. The NEINH team of neurologists, psychologists, researchers, physical therapists and other professionals provide state-of-the-art care along with cutting edge diagnosis and treatments in a warm, personalized setting. Whether it’s migraine

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or other head, neck, face or jaw pain, concussion, multiple sclerosis, ADHD, emotional disorders, Lyme disease or complex neurological mysteries, they’re here to help. A sincere dedication to understanding you completely is what makes NEINH stand out. They provide comprehensive, team-based holistic care to children and adults throughout New England and the Metro New York area.

Lynne M. Haven, MD, PC 49 Lake Avenue Greenwich, CT 203.869.4242 LynneHavenMD.com DR. LYNNE HAVEN is a Harvard-trained, board certified dermatologist in Greenwich who specializes in cosmetic dermatology and laser treatments. She offers Botox, fillers, Kybella,

Thermage and CoolSculpting. According to Allergan, Dr. Haven is the No. 1 Botox provider in Connecticut. She personally performs all Botox and filler treatments. Dr. Haven is excited to be the first and only physician in Fairfield County to offer the revolutionary PicoSure for laser tattoo removal, acne scarring, brown spots and facial rejuvenation. Dr. Haven says, “The PicoSure is by far the best tattoo removal laser. Typically, tattoos can be treated with the PicoSure in half the number of treatments.” The PicoSure Focus laser for facial rejuvenation can dramatically reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars and skin discoloration with less downtime.


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Left to right, front: Kim Caldwell, Cassandra Catrini, Suresh Mandava, MD, Stacey Keller, Helen Marini; in back: Juan Carlos Rodriguez

Fairfield County Laser Vision / Greenwich Ophthalmology 2046 West Main Street, Suite 2, Stamford, CT | 203.961.1488 fc-laser.com FAIRFIELD COUNTY LASER VISION is the area’s premier LASIK center, providing world-class refractive surgery in the comfort of a friendly environment for over eighteen years, and the first in Connecticut to offer the Kamra Inlay

surgery for reading vision. We are part of Greenwich Ophthalmology, one of the largest ophthalmology practices in Connecticut, with a new state-ofthe-art LASIK suite. Suresh Mandava, MD, our medical director, has

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performed over 10,000 procedures including the latest Custom LASIK, bladeless LASIK, PRK and advanced intraocular lens implants. He is fellowship-trained in corneal and refractive surgery and is a graduate of Cornell and the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Mandava is consistently voted a Top Doctor by his peers and patients and has been trusted by many doctors to perform their own vision correction procedures. Fairfield County Laser Vision offers complimentary, thorough LASIK consultations. Dr. Mandava insists on performing all consultations, screenings and surgical care personally. If you are not a suitable candidate for surgery by his strict standards, he will help you find the best solution for your vision correction needs, even if it is glasses or contacts. Please visit www.fc-laser.com, or call 203.961.1488 to schedule a free refractive consultation.

High Ridge Family Practice

Stamford Health Medical Group 5 High Ridge Park, Suite 203, Stamford, CT 203.276.4644 | stamfordhealthmedicalgroup.org STAMFORD HEALTH MEDICAL Group Personal Medicine is a concierge primary care practice conveniently located just off the Merritt Parkway (Exit 35) in Stamford. We provide medical care to our patients in the office, serve as their Attending Physician at the new Stamford Hospital, and also visit many residential communities and nursing

facilities in the Stamford area. Our patients have the confidence of knowing they have access to their doctor by email and cell phone. Other benefits of the practice include extended office visits, phone consultations and home visits. Drs. Herbert, Olin, and Rosenberg have consistently been named as “Top Docs” by Connecticut Magazine.

Dr. David Berkun and Dr. Alan Falkoff

HIGH RIDGE FAMILY PRACTICE (HRFP) is more than a health care office, it’s a professional medical home where every member of your family—from the newborn to the elderly—will receive comprehensive care from family-medicine and pediatric doctors. The practice boasts two board certified physicians and a staff of several advanced-practice nurse practitioners, who all provide the highest quality primary care through comprehensive medical

30 Buxton Farms Road Suite 210, Stamford, CT 203.322.7070 hrfp.net evaluations, chronic disease management and preventive medicine practices. In order to meet the needs of you and your family, HRFP now offers extended patient hours: Monday-Friday 8a-8p, Saturday 8a-7p and Sunday 8a-4p, no appointment necessary. Patients can seek treatment for minor illnesses and injuries or routine medical care. A top-rated practice, HRFP has been recognized multiple times by quality care organizations.

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James A. Slater, MD New Canaan Medical Group 173 East Avenue New Canaan, CT 203.972.4215 newcanaanmedical.com DR. JAMES SLATER has always put his patients first. After Tufts, he graduated from New York Medical College, receiving the

Peter Hasapis, MD New Canaan Medical Practice 173 East Avenue New Canaan, CT 203.972.4218 DR. PETER HASAPIS has never lived far from his Fairfield County roots. After attending Columbia University and Cornell University Medical College, he completed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He’s been

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coveted school award for his accomplishments in community and preventative medicine. His postdoctoral training included an internship at New York Medical College/Flower Fifth Avenue hospital and a residency at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He was among the first in the state to recognize that health insurance was depriving patients of sorely needed services and time. Thus, in 2005 his innovative concierge medical practice emerged, combining accessibility and patient advocacy with premier quality medicine. “Giving patients the luxury of time to share their medical issues and concerns is a great privilege.”

practicing in New Canaan ever since. “I was fortunate enough to return to the community that I was raised in,” says Dr. Hasapis. In 2010 Dr. Hasapis opted for a new practice model referred to as private-pay or concierge medicine. “I felt that I was being pushed by third-party payers to see more patients and spend less time with each one; it was impossible for people to see me when they needed to.” The smaller practice size enables him to spend more time with each patient. “My patients have my cell number and email, and I encourage them to use them. It makes for a much different experience; I love it, and so do my patients.”

Dr. Julia Voytovich New Canaan Internal Medicine 173 East Avenue New Canaan, CT 203.972.4204 newcanaanmedical.com DR. JULIA VOYTOVICH graduated from the Moscow Medical Institute. She completed her residency at Norwalk Hospital, an affiliate of Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, in 1996. She has been practicing internal medicine in New Canaan since the completion of her residency program. Dr. Voytovich has been a certified member of the

American Board of Internal Medicine since 1996. She is also a member of the Fairfield County Medical Society and the Connecticut State Medical Society. “The concierge medicine model gives me time to deliver personalized and comprehensive care to my patients and be always available to their needs; it requires around the clock dedication and the great passion for medicine.”

Shiela Subramanian, MD, MPH Internal Medicine of New Canaan, PC 173 East Avenue New Canaan, CT 203.972.4205

SHIELA SUBRAMANIAN, MD, MPH, is a board certified internist and has been practicing primary care internal medicine in New Canaan since 2004. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and New York Medical College. She completed her internship, residency and chief residency at the Yale University School

of Medicine. She manages a broad spectrum of medical issues, including heart disease evaluation, comprehensive women’s health issues, gerontology and cancer screening. “Practicing good medicine requires more time listening to what your patient has to say.” Her philosophy has allowed her to spend time and provide quality care without compromise.


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Erez Salik, MD and Laura Hodges, MD The Greenwich Vein Center 49 Lake Avenue, Suite LL2, Greenwich, CT | 203.869.6220 | greenvein.com THE GREENWICH VEIN CENTER continues to provide innovative, cutting-edge therapies for the treatment of varicose and spider veins. As the first vein center in Greenwich to offer endovenous laser ablation, Greenwich Vein Center remains at

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for today’s busy lifestyle, allowing you to return to normal activities the next day—all from the convenience of their Greenwich office. The vein center offers free consultations with vascular specialists and “Top Doctors” Laura Hodges, MD, and Erez Salik, MD. Dr. Hodges graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and after a radiology residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, completed a fellowship at Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering, specializing in vascular and interventional radiology. Dr. Salik received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and after a radiology residency at NYU Medical Center, completed a fellowship at Yale-New Haven Hospital, specializing in vascular and interventional radiology. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call the office at 203.869.6220.

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