Senior Vice President Medical Affairs, Chief of Staff

Paul J. Scalise, M.D, F.C.C.P is Senior Vice President Medical Affairs, Chief of Staff at Hospital for Special Care where he is responsible for the overall direction of the medical staff, quality of care and patient safety He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Following this, he completed a Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He joined Hospital for Special Care (HSC) in 1993 as a staff pulmonologist. Dr. Scalise also is a Senior Attending of Pulmonology and Critical Care at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, Connecticut.

Under the leadership of HSC President and CEO Dr. John Votto, Dr. Scalise developed Hospital for Special Care’s Close Observation Unit, a highly-successful, regional-weaning unit which opened in September, 1994. In 2004, he developed a weaning unit for HSC within its satellite campus at Saint Francis Hospital, and he continues to be its Medical Director.

Dr. Scalise has maintained his teaching skills by attending and teaching fellows and residents at the UConn School of Medicine. He received the 2006-2007 Community Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of Connecticut Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. He became an Associate Professor of Medicine at UConn in 2008. He also has served as the Medical Director of the Connecticut Society of Respiratory Care.

He continues to do research in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine with special focus on weaning from long-term mechanical ventilation and is published widely nationally and internationally.