Hospital for Special Care's medical staff is comprised of a dedicated group of specialists in the fields of internal medicine, geriatrics, infectious diseases, physiatry (physical medicine and rehabilitation), pulmonology, psychology and pediatrics. All patients are attended by Hospital for Special Care employed physicians. Medical Staff members encompass all relevant medical and surgical subspecialties.

J. Kevin Shushtari, MD, FHM

J. Kevin Shushtari, MD, FHM
Sr. Vice President
Chief Medical Officer
Chief of Medical Staff

Specialty Certifications:
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Fellow, Society of Hospital Medicine
  • BA, Connecticut College
  • MD, Dartmouth Medical School
Postgraduate Training:
  • Internship/Medical Residency in Internal Medicine at Mt. Auburn Hospital - Harvard Medical School
Areas of Expertise:
  • Hospitalist Medicine
  • Post-Acute Medical Care
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Dr. John Votto, DO, FCCP

John Votto, DO, FCCP
Executive Liaison

Specialty Certifications:
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • BA, Biology, University of Connecticut
  • DO, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Postgraduate Training:
  • Internal Medicine Residency
  • United States Public Health
  • Service Hospital, Staten Island, NY
Post-Doctoral Fellowship:
  • Department of Immunology, UCONN School of Medicine
Areas of Expertise:
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • COPD
  • Asthma