Dr. Eric Mazur, chief medical officer at Norwalk Hospital, will address the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan in Morrill Hall at St. Mark's Church Friday, June 15 at 10 a.m. He will discuss the Hospitalist Program and will provide insights into the team of health care professionals with a better understanding of specialized training in caring for hospitalized patients.

Mazur has been chairman of the department of medicine at Norwalk Hospital for 15 years and most recently vice president of clinical integration. His leadership efforts have concentrated on achieving measurable excellence in resident education and patient care. Mazur's program has received widespread recognition and has been profiled in several national publications. He also assisted in founding the Norwalk Community Health Center and the creation of its educational model for ambulatory adult outpatient care and improving patient flow from the emergency department to the inpatient floors.

Born and raised in Fairfield, Mazur graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a bachelor's degree in aerospace and mechanical sciences. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, completed his internal medicine residency at the Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester, and completed a three-year hematology/oncology fellowship at Yale.

After two years at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, N.Y., Mazur joined Brown University's Program in Medicine, where he served as the chief of the section of hematology/oncology of the Miriam Hospital and was appointed associate professor of medicine at Brown University. Mazur has been an active and well-recognized member of the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Physicians. He serves as co-host of "Health Talk," Cablevision's weekly local programming television show on channel 84 that provides health education for much of Fairfield County and has produced more than 300 half-hour shows since March 2002.

The Senior Men's Club of New Canaan is open for new members. Applicants are especially welcome to attend this meeting. Visit www.smcnc.org for more information or call membership chairman Jerry Transue at 203-966-6050.

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