Stephen J. Salzer, M.D.
STEPHEN J. SALZER, M.D.
Dr. Salzer is Managing Director of Greenwich Venture Partners LLC and President of
Greenwich ENT - Head & Neck Surgery P.C. He divides his time between clinical practice,
teaching, various corporate and non-profit directorships and advising government, private
equity and venture capital groups regarding medical ventures. His involvement in multiple
facets of medicine - including managed care, organized medicine, laboratory and clinical
research, patient care, teaching, publishing, practice management, pharmaceuticals and
private equity/venture capital - give him a unique ability to synthesize information from
multiple sectors. This has proved useful not only in analysis of current needs, but also in
spotting future trends, and in facilitating enterprises involving divergent stakeholders.
Dr. Salzer was born in New York. He attended The Johns Hopkins University where his
research interests focused on neurobiology and where he graduated with both General and
Departmental Honors. He attended Medical School at The Johns Hopkins University School
of Medicine where his main research involvement was in inner ear physiology. His general
surgery internship, Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) – Head & Neck Surgery residency,
and Chief Residency were completed at Yale where his training included traditional,
endoscopic and laser surgical techniques. Dr. Salzer continued his studies at the Laennec
Hospital in Paris, one of the world’s leading centers for head and neck oncology, where he
did additional training in the area of advanced laryngeal surgery. He is board certified in
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
Keenly interested in both the practice and business of medicine, he has significant
experience in contracting with managed care organizations, electronic billing, and electronic
health record technology. He is has been successful in using technology to increase the
quality of patient care, increase revenues and reduce overhead.
As a director of The Connecticut State Medical Society Individual Practice Association, and a
member its Finance Committee, his responsibilities include monitoring several hundred
million dollars in annual medical expenditures, the administrative budget and the overall
financial viability of the organization of 7,000 member physicians providing services to
hundreds of thousands of HealthNet patients in Connecticut.
He also currently serves on the United States Department of State BioIndustry Initiative
Business Advisory Board for the Eliava Institute in The Democratic Republic of Georgia. The
Institute’s focus is on the development and production of novel biological products against
almost all major bacterial diseases. The board serves to identify both short and long-term
market opportunities and provide guidance on implementation of disruptive technologies.
Dr. Salzer has published numerous articles and book chapters on topics including nasal
and sinus surgery, head and neck oncology, phonosurgery (surgery for voice disorders), and
hearing physiology. He has presented his research and lectured in both the United States
and abroad. He is the recipient of numerous awards for academic achievement, research
and surgical technique. An enthusiastic teacher and mentor, he is a voluntary instructor in
three residency programs.
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