Clinical Leadership

Matthew Miller, M.D., Chief Medical Officer

Matthew Miller, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer

Quality and Service

Danbury Hospital has established a tradition of excellence, recruiting world-class physicians with academic experience and advanced qualifications in their fields to lead our clinical departments.

Our leaders have trained at some of the most prestigious institutions in the United States, bringing with them a focus on high quality care and service excellence.

Physician Directory

Top Performance

Quality and Safety Clinical Performance Reports We believe excellence is accomplished through partnering with our patients and their families to enhance their experiences and improve outcomes. We strive for top 10th percentile performance when compared to same size hospitals nationally.

Service Lines and Centers of Excellence

Praxair Regional Heart and Vascular Center Praxair Cancer Center Center for Weight Loss Surgery Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging Center for Advanced Orthopedic and Spine Care Women’s and Children’s Services

A Higher Level of Clinical Leadership

I invite you to learn more about how our clinical leaders and their departments work to ensure your safety, comfort and satisfaction. At Danbury Hospital, our intention is to exceed expectations, bringing a higher level of care to physicians and their patients throughout the region.

Dr Tietjen

Patricia A. Tietjen M.D., F.C.C.P., F.A.C.P.
Chairman, Department of Medicine

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Fellowship trained specialist in Pulmonary and Critical Care

Dr Broderick

Patrick B. Broderick, M.D., F.A.C.E.P
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Vermont, Department of Surgery

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Board certified emergency medicine physician

Dr Shahabi

Shohreh Shahabi, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Director, Reproductive Tumor Biology Research Laboratory

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Fellowship trained gynecologic oncologist

Dr Arguello

Raul Arguello M.D.
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics

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Fellowship trained pediatric endocrinologist

Paul Fiedler, M.D.

PaulN.Fiedler M.D.
Chairman, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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Residency trained in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology

Dr. Sandhu

Fatejeet S. Sandhu, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

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Fellowship trained interventional and vascular radiologist

Dr Herrick

Charles R. Herrick, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

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Fellowship trained psychiatrist

Thomas Kahl DDS

Thomas J. Kahl, D.D.S.
Chairman, Department of Dentistry
Director, Danbury Hospital Dental Services
Director, General Practice Residency in Dentistry Program

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Residency-trained general dentistry practitioner

Dr Serrins

Martin Serrins, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology

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Board-certified anesthesiologist with specialized skills in cardiovascular and pediatric anesthesiology

Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cary S. Passik, M.D.

Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cary Passik, M.D.

Dr. Passik is the Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Praxair Regional Heart and Vascular Center at Danbury Hospital and Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of Vermont School of Medicine.

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Dr. Passik is the Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Praxair Regional Heart and Vascular Center at Danbury Hospital and Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of Vermont School of Medicine.

Procedures and Specialties

Open Heart Surgery Procedures:

  • Coronary artery bypass, leaking or stenotic heart valve repair and replacement
  • Heart failure and atrial fibrillation

Aortic and LV Aneurysm Repair:

  • Repair of aortic dissection
  • Use of multiple arterial bypass grafts
  • Ablation surgery for atrial fibrillation
  • Minimizing transfusion use after heart surgery

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Director, Comprehensive Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Center

Steven L. Brandwein, M.D.

Director of the Comprehensive Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Center
Steven L. Brandwein, M.D.

Dr. Brandwein is specialty trained in advanced endoscopic techniques. He is dedicated to the discovery and application of new advancements. His team was the first to do the Spyglass cholangioscopy in Connecticut with hundreds conducted to date.

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Procedures and Specialties

  • Biliary tract disease: ERCP/Stone removal/Stent placement and Spyglass cholangioscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Stenting for malignant and benign diseases

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Director, Center for Weight Loss Surgery

Laura Choi, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Director of the Center for Weight Loss Surgery
Fred and Irmi Bering Chair in Laparoscopic Surgery
Laura Choi, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Choi is a fellowship trained, nationally recognized board certified general and bariatric surgeon. Her focus is on minimally invasive techniques for general surgery and bariatric surgery procedures.

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Fellowship trained in laparoscopy, she serves as the Director of the Center for Weight Loss Surgery and holds the Fred and Irmi Bering Chair in Laparoscopic Surgery.

Procedures and Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery; Roux-en-y Bypass Procedure, Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • General Surgery Laparoscopic Procedures
  • Gallbladder disease, hernia, complex hernia, recurrent hernia, hiatial hernia/paraesophageal hernia, reflux disease, stomach and small intestinal disease and splenectomy.

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Vice Chairman, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

Robert N Samuelson, M.D.

Vice Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Director
Robert N. Samuelson, M.D.

Dr. Samuelson is the Vice Chairman, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. He is also the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Residency Program Director at Danbury Hospital.

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Procedures and Specialties

  • Ovarian cystectomy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Fibroids
  • Prolapse
  • Pelvic and ovarian masses
  • Retroperitoneal masses and advanced endometriosis
  • Myomectomies
  • Gynecologic Oncology: Omentectomy; pelvic node sampling and Dissection; para-aortic node sampling and dissection
  • Radical hysterectomy
  • Radical vulvectomy Cystoscopy/sigmoidoscopy for cervical cancer staging
  • Pelvic exenteration
  • Management of endometrial early stage cervical and early-stage ovarian cancers

Treating all complex and benign gynecological issues, Dr. Samuelson is board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Samuelson and his team offer a multidisciplinary approach with all cases they treat. From diagnosing early stage ovarian cancer and early stage cervical to the most complex of procedures, Dr. Samuelson and his team’s results are among the best in the nation.

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Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Mark Warshofsky, M.D.

Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program
Mark Warshofsky, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Dr. Warshofsky is fellowship trained in interventional cardiology and cardiology. He focuses his expertise in diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease on risk reduction, heart attack survival and long-term health for patients following cardiothoracic surgery.

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Procedures and Specialties

  • Cardiac catheterization, including radial approach
  • Angioplasty/stent/coronary interventions
  • Rotational atherectomy
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Hemodynamic lesion assessment/Doppler flow wire
  • Hemodynamic studies/pulmonary hypertension/vasodilators
  • Endomyocardial biopsy
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Hemodynamic support
  • Emergent treatment of patients with heart attack

“Our catheterization lab team is very accommodating. They offer a great experience for patients in a pleasant environment close to home. Each situation is unique based on the patient’s co-morbidities and lifestyle to their personality and preferences. It’s important to make it special for every patient.”

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