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

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, Robotic Surgery

J. James Bruno II, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Director of Robotic Surgery
J. James Bruno II, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Bruno is a highly credentialed, board certified urologist. He is the Director of Robotic Surgery at Danbury Hospital.

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Dr. Bruno provides the latest treatments and surgical options to combat the full array of urologic disorders. He has a track record of excellent outcomes in minimally invasive urologic surgery, offering his patients the benefit of short stays and quicker recovery.

Procedures and Specialties

  • Oncological physiology and pathology of renal cell and prostate carcinoma
  • Percutaneous/laparoscopic cryotherapy of kidney tumors
  • Endourological management of stone disease
  • Urethral reconstructive surgery

Laparoscopic and Robotic (DaVinci) Surgery

  • Radical Robotic Prostatectomy
  • Laparoscopic Kidney surgery
  • Robotic Pyeloplasty

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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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Medical Director, Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology

Abhijith Hegde, M.D.

Medical Director, Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology
Co-Chair, Lung Tumor Board
Abhijith Hegde, M.D.

Dr. Hedge is a highly skilled, fellowship trained general and interventional pulmonologist with advanced skills in ultrasound, bronchoscopy, pleural procedures and airway management to diagnose and treat to lung disease, including asthma, COPD and lung cancer.

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In addition, he manages patients requiring hospital-based intensive care. He completed a fellowship in pulmonary/critical care and a research fellowship in cancer genetics.

Procedures and Specialties

  • General and interventional pulmonology, critical care
  • Asthma, COPD and lung cancer

Advanced procedures to diagnose and treat lung disease

  • Ultrasound
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pleural procedures
  • Airway management

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Director, Breast Care Program

Valerie Lynne Staradub, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Director, Breast Care Program
Valerie Lynne Staradub, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Staradub is the only fellowship-trained breast surgeon at Danbury Hospital and the surrounding area. She is the Medical Director of Danbury Hospital’s Breast Care Program.

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Prior to coming to Danbury Hospital, Dr. Staradub was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and was on staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Staradub treats both benign and malignant (cancer) breast problems.

Procedures and Specialties

  • Breast conserving surgery (lumpectomy)
  • Minimally invasive procedures; core biopsy and fine needle aspiration
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Mastectomy (including skin-sparing techniques)
  • Collaboration with reconstructive surgeons to offer immediate reconstructive procedures

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