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MEDICAL PROFILES 2015 TOP DOCTORS CHOOSING A DOCTOR is one of the most important health decisions you’ll make. When you select a doctor for yourself, make sure to pick someone who listens to your opinions and concerns and will work with you as a team. Think of the profiles on the following pages like a pre-interview, designed to help you make informed and smart decisions.


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OMAR A. IBRAHIMI, MD, PHD

CONNECTICUT SKIN INSTITUTE

999 Summer Street, Suite 305, Stamford, CT 203.428.4440 | ctskindoc.com

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CONNECTICUT SKIN INSTITUTE is 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. We 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. Omar Ibrahimi is the founding medical director of the Connecticut Skin Institute. He 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, Sculptra and Juvederm, to lasers and devices that target scar removal, skin 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 CaliforniaDavis. He is a faculty member at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Wellman Center for Photomedicine, where all of today’s laser technologies were invented. 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.

GREENWICH OPHTHALMOLOGY ASSOCIATES, PC

2046 West Main Street, Suite 2, Stamford, CT | 203.869.3082 | greenwicheye.com

AFTER OVER FORTY YEARS at our past location, the doctors and staff at Greenwich Ophthalmology are pleased to welcome you to our brand new, state-of-the-art office. Our doctors have a depth of training and expertise that is hard to match anywhere in the Connecticut and greater New York area. Now we have a facility outfitted with the latest advancements in equipment and technology to take even better care of virtually every eye disorder.

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Our specialists have graduated from top academic institutions including Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Cornell, Duke and Columbia and have undergone extensive fellowship training at the best teaching hospitals in the country. In addition to routine eye examinations, our physicians specialize in glaucoma disorders, pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus, corneal and LASIK surgery, advanced cataract surgery with premium lens implants, retinal treatments

(e.g., laser and macular degeneration treatment), oculoplastics surgery, cosmetic treatments such as BOTOX® and Restylane®, and complex contact lens fitting. We are also excited to introduce our newly expanded on-site optical shop with a unique array of designer frames and personalized one-on-one service to find that ideal pair! Please visit our website at greenwicheye.com to learn more about our award-winning doctors.


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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 ASSOCIATES

5 East 98th Street, Seventh Floor, New York, NY Surgical Coordinator Jasmin Tirado, Dr. Jenkins and Nurse Practitioner Sarah Nicol

DR. JENKINS IS A BOARD CERTIFIED, fellowship-trained neurosurgeon and an associate professor of neurosurgery and orthopaedic surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. His post-residency training includes a complex spinal surgery fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. To ensure every aspect of his patients’ care is optimized, Dr. Jenkins collaborates with a variety of diverse specialists, including orthopaedic surgeons, pain management specialists, rehabilitation medicine experts, rheumatologists, neuroanesthesiologists, and where appropriate, any of the other forty unparalleled specialty services offered in the Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Jenkins is working to bring this multidisciplinary and modern approach to

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patients in Fairfield County. An innovator in the field of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) of the spine, Dr. Jenkins’ clinical interests span the treatment of spinal disorders and injuries as well as peripheral nerve surgery and general neurosurgery. Dr. Jenkins’ clinical research focuses on advances in MIS spine procedures, intraoperative imaging and image-guided surgery, postoperative pain reducing methods, improvement of fusion rates, and stem cell injections for spinal cord injuries. His basic scientific research focuses on treatments for spinal cord injury—acute and delayed intervention—including surgical techniques to restore lost function below the level of injury. Utilizing innovative surgical approaches to treat the entire spectrum of spinal disorders,

Dr. Jenkins partners with patients to identify their specific goals for treatment, always doing “the most for the patient and the least to the patient.” His experience with the latest imaging and surgical technology and minimally invasive techniques allows him to offer highly individualized treatment plans with a focus on improving quality of life. Dr. Jenkins and his team, including Surgical Coordinator Jasmin Tirado and Nurse Practitioner Sarah Nicol, apply a very personal touch when 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, CT; and at Mount Sinai Faculty Practice Associates, 5 East 98th Street, Seventh Floor, New York, NY.

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MARK P. LEONDIRES, MD SPENCER RICHLIN, MD SHAUN WILLIAMS, MD JOSHUA HURWITZ, MD CYNTHIA MURDOCK, MD

REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE ASSOCIATES OF CONNECTICUT Danbury, Norwalk, Stamford and Trumbull, CT | 800.865.5431 rmact.com | gayparentstobe.com singlemomstobe.com pathtofertility.com Shaun Williams, MD, Mark Leondires, MD, Spencer Richlin, MD

AT REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE ASSOCIATES of Connecticut (RMACT), patient care begins with a partnership between the patient and a reproductive endocrinologist. At RMACT each patient works with a dedicated team led by one of our five board certified specialists, and includes a patient navigator, fertility nurse and financial coordinator. This team provides personalized fertility-treatment plans based on

each individual’s needs. Treatment may include in vitro fertilization (IVF), egg donation, fertility preservation, egg freezing, elective single embryo transfer (eSet), or intrauterine insemination (lUI). RMACT is the only center in New England to offer SelectCCS (comprehensive chromosome screening). The physicians at RMACT believe in holistic patient care. Patients have the opportunity to

take advantage of RMACT’s Integrated Fertility and Wellness Program (IFW), which includes acupuncture, fertility counseling, nutrition counseling, Fertile Yoga and support groups led by peers or our licensed social workers. For the past several years, our physicians, including doctors Mark Leondires, Spencer Richlin and Shaun Williams have been named among Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors of Fairfield County.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY LASER VISION, LLC

2046 West Main Street, Suite 2 Stamford, CT | 203.961.1488 fc-laser.com

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

FAIRFIELD COUNTY LASER VISION is the area’s premier LASIK center, providing worldclass refractive surgery in the comfort of a friendly environment for over sixteen years. We have joined forces with Greenwich Ophthalmology and now share one of the largest ophthalmology offices in Connecticut, with a new state-of-the-art LASIK suite. Suresh Mandava, MD, our medical director, has performed over 10,000 procedures

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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 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.


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JUDITH SHEA, MD; JEFFREY PUGLISI, MD; AND STEVEN MICKLEY, MD

GLENVILLE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES Coming Spring 2015, Glenville Medical Concierge Care

ON MAY 1ST, Glenville Medical Associates will begin to offer comprehensive private medicine to the Greenwich community as Glenville Medical Concierge Care. Steven Mickley, MD, Judith Shea, MD, and Jeffrey Puglisi, MD, will be providing patients with a more personalized approach to medical care, utilizing the collective wisdom acquired by their combined seventy-five years of clinical experience. With deep roots in the community, the trio have built relationships and cared for three generations of patients they genuinely regard as family. “We intend to practice medicine without making compromises. It’s the way medicine used to be practiced, and it’s the only way we want to care for our patients,” says Dr. Mickley. Patients will benefit by having an annual preventive physical, same/next day appointments, and direct access to their physician by email or virtual consultation. “We believe in a team approach to care, so

7 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT 203.531.1808 | glenvillemedical.com

that patients receive vigilant and coordinated attention to address their health concerns,” says Dr. Shea. “At Glenville Medical Concierge Care, we’ll have the time to focus on every aspect of our patients’ health, whether it means advanced lipid testing for those at high risk for cardiovascular disease or developing a plan for optimal nutrition and fitness at any age,” says Dr. Puglisi. The Glenville Medical Concierge Care Physicians: Dr. Mickley serves as assistant clinical professor of medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and adjunct assistant professor of medicine at New York Medical College. Throughout his career, Dr. Mickley has earned highest honors: He was voted one of the Best Doctors in America, one of the Top Docs in NY Metro Area, and one of 100 Best Doctors in Connecticut as well as in Fairfield County. His clinical interests include

cholesterol and lipid disorders, preventive medicine and cardiovascular wellness. Dr. Shea has teaching appointments at Yale University School of Medicine and New York Medical College. As a mentor for residents, Dr. Shea has received numerous accolades for teaching house staff and medical students at Greenwich Hospital. Her clinical interests include women’s health and preventive care. Dr. Puglisi has served as president of the Greenwich Medical Society since 2006 and was recognized as a finalist for the Melville G. Magida Humanitarian Award in 2010. Since early 2014, he has managed home hospice care as the medical director of Caring Hospice Services in Fairfield County. His clinical interests include men’s health and cardiovascular disease prevention. For more information about Glenville Medical Concierge Care, please call 203.531.1808.

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THE GREENWICH VEIN CENTER

EREZ SALIK, MD; AND LAURA HODGES, MD

THE GREENWICH VEIN CENTER

49 Lake Avenue, Suite LL2, Greenwich, CT 203.869.6220 | greenvein.com

MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE

nothing can stop the pain of daily headaches. This doesn’t need to be the case. Dr. Charisse Litchman is committed to helping patients who suffer from headaches, and works with them to identify headache triggers and develop a strategy to eliminate them. This may include dietary changes, vitamins, relaxation techniques, medications and Botox therapy. Dr. Litchman focuses on a physician-patient partnership to promote a lifestyle that excludes time lost to pain or suffering. Dr. Litchman is board certified in general neurology and headache medicine and has devoted twentyfive years to encouraging patients to take an active role in their care. She graduated from Yale University School of Medicine, completed her medical internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a neurology residency at CornellNew York Hospital.

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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 the forefront. You shouldn’t have to live with unsightly varicose veins—and you shouldn’t have to disrupt your life to treat them. The comprehensive, minimally invasive therapies at the Greenwich Vein Center are tailored 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.

CHARISSE D. LITCHMAN, MD, FAHS

COASTAL HEADACHE & NEUROLOGY CENTER

1250 Summer Street, Suite 202 Stamford, CT 203.969.7662 | drlitchman.com

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

FAIRFIELD COUNTY ALLERGY, ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY ASSOCIATES | fcaaia.com 148 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT, 203.838.4034 | 2½ Dearfield Drive, Greenwich, CT, 203.869.2080 | 80 Mill River Street, Stamford, CT, 203.357.1511 | 30 Prospect Street, Ridgefield, CT, 203.438.6426

THE DOCTORS of Fairfield 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. doctors 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, and our experienced and compassionate staff works closely with the physicians to give you the best and most efficient care possible. Each patient deserves safe and effective treatment, and since 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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DR. JULIA SABETTA is a board certified

JULIA SABETTA, MD

SKIN, LASER & COSMETIC SURGEON 4 Dearfield Drive, Greenwich, CT, 203.869.6111 225 Main Street, Westport, CT, 203.454.3933 JuliaSabettaMD.com

dermatologic and laser surgeon who is a recognized expert in minimally invasive procedures. She educates her patients on the benefits of preventive maintenance in achieving a look that is both natural and refreshed. As one of her patients stated, Dr. Sabetta is “the real deal.” While at Yale, Dr. Sabetta began studying collagen rejuvenation as a means of anti-aging. She was awarded a laser fellowship, where she learned the science behind the treatments she offers her patients. Dr. Sabetta’s more than twenty years of experience means that she has the judgment and artistry to create the customized treatment that will bring out the best you. Dr. Sabetta’s number one goal is to provide you with the safest, most effective care. She provides only the most up-todate, state-of-the-art technologies to reduce wrinkles, lift your face and neck, and help you look younger longer. She selected Exilis Protégé Elite for smoothing wrinkles and

crinkles around the eyes, mouth and on the neck because it has consistently won awards for Best Skin Tightener. Her FDA approved gentle laser allows her patients to finally rid themselves of those difficult to treat scars and stretch marks. Dr. Sabetta was the first doctor in Connecticut to perform Ultherapy. She is an ultrasound expert and performs Liposonix for targeted fat reduction. Dr. Sabetta expertly and artistically uses Botox and fillers to restore your youthful facial contours. She is innovative in her use of technology to minimize the bruising sometimes associated with these treatments. Dr. Sabetta’s work has won rave reviews from her clients. “I truly look years younger—and actually see cheekbones for the first time in a decade!” exclaims Nancy, age sixty-four, who adds that Dr. Sabetta is “as good as they say.” Notes Ruth, age fortyone, “I really loved the way that Dr. Sabetta handled my Botox. I’ve had it done before and it was not done nearly as naturally as Dr. Sabetta did it.”

NEIL FLOCH, MD, FACS,

Dr. David Berkun and Dr. Alan Falkoff

HIGH RIDGE FAMILY PRACTICE 30 Buxton Farms Road, Suite 210, Stamford, CT 203.322.7070 | hrfp.net

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 three board certified physicians and a staff of several advanced-practice nurse practitioners, who all provide the highest quality primary care through comprehensive medical

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 through Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 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.

partner of Fairfield County Bariatrics & Surgical Specialists, is a board certified general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Floch was fellowship-trained in advanced laparoscopic surgery at the Mayo Clinic. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his surgical residency at New York’s Beth Israel Medical Center. He is the director of minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Norwalk Hospital. Dr. Floch and his team have performed over 4,000 gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy procedures. He is an expert in laparoscopic reflux, hiatal hernia, gallbladder and hernia surgeries. “Many patients are not aware that gastric bypass and gastric sleeve can cure type 2 diabetes and prevent cancer,” says Dr. Floch.

NEIL FLOCH, MD, FACS

FAIRFIELD COUNTY BARIATRICS & SURGICAL SPECIALISTS, PC 148 East Avenue, Suite 3A Norwalk, CT | 203.899.0744 fcbsurgicalspecialists.com endtheweight.com antireflux.com

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GASTROENTEROLOGY ASSOCIATES OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY, PC (GAFC) | gidox.com 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 Left to right standing: Dr. Edward Grossman, 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.

Mauer and Julie Spivack and their talented partners Strick Woods, Richard Lopatin, Eddy Castillo, Emil Blanco and Gena Cobrin are “the digestive health experts.” Affiliated with St. Vincent’s Medical Center, they provide excellent, cutting-edge medical care at offices in Fairfield, Bridgeport and Monroe. “Our goal is

DR. LYNNE HAVEN is a Harvard-trained, board certified dermatologist in Greenwich who specializes in cosmetic dermatology and laser treatments. She offers Botox, fillers, Thermage and CoolSculpting. The only diamond level Botox provider in Greenwich, she personally performs all Botox and filler treatments. Dr. Lynne 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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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.

DR. ALFRED SOFER’S passion for

LYNNE M. HAVEN, MD, PC 49 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, CT 203.869.4242 LynneHavenMD.com

artistic creativity, science and technology led him to the field of plastic surgery, where he successfully demonstrates his surgical expertise, implementation of cutting-edge technologies and diligent attention to patient concerns and goals, all to achieve expert, artistic and natural results for his patients. Dr. Sofer is double-board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He graduated from Columbia University and SUNY Albany Medical School, and completed his surgical internship and residency at the Westchester Medical Center, where he was the Surgical Chief Resident. Following his fellowship, Dr. Sofer was selected to participate in a microvascular and hand surgery fellowship at the prestigious Kleinert Institute. He has been selected by Castle Connolly as a Top Doctor in the Field of Plastic Surgery (2014), as well as awarded “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” and “Best Laser Hair Removal” by the Fairfield Readers’ Poll (2010-2014).

ALFRED SOFER, MD

PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER OF FAIRFIELD 33 Miller Street Fairfield, CT 203.336.9862 drsofer.com

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