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Griffin Hospital Announces New Medical Director, Head of Surgery

By Griffin Hospital on 12/4/2014


DERBY, CT (Dec. 4, 2014) – Griffin Hospital in Derby announces the appointment of new medical staff leaders.
Dr. Frederick Browne, of Oxford, was named Medical Director and Vice President of Medical Affairs, and Dr. Richard Salzano, of Guilford, was named chairman of the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Browne is a board certified internist and infectious disease specialist. He is an experienced physician executive having served as Vice President of Medical Affairs at New Milford and South County hospitals. Dr. Browne will also serve as President of the Griffin Faculty Practice Plan.

He replaces Dr. Kenneth V. Schwartz, who retired as the hospital medical director after 25 years of service, but continues to serve as chief of Cardiology and practices with Griffin Faculty Physicians.

In his role, Dr. Browne will manage and oversee credentialing of Griffin Hospital medical staff, lead the hospital's Medical Executive Committee and the Medical Performance Improvement Committee. He will also staff and assist medical staff involved in programs and services offered by Griffin Hospital Health Services.

Dr. Salzano, a board-certified general and thoracic surgeon and member of Griffin Faculty Physicians with offices in Derby and New Haven, will oversee the hospital’s expanding Surgical Services Department. Griffin Hospital offers a wide range of general and specialized surgeries, including thoracic and vascular, bariatric, breast, orthopedic, plastic, podiatric, neurosurgery and colon and rectal.


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chairman of the Department of Surgery
Dr. Frederick Browne
Dr. Richard Salzano
Griffin Faculty Physicians
Griffin Health Services
Griffin Hospital
Medical Director and Vice President of Medical Affairs