Steven Valassis, MD

Dr. Valassis received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he received the Founders’ Day Scholar Award and the Gregory Dean Legon Memorial Award. He went on to complete an internship at Norwalk Hospital (Western Connecticut Health Network) and a residency in Emergency Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Valassis is board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has been on our staff since 2006 as a staff physician and has held the positions of Medical Director, Emergency Medicine Patient Affairs, EMS Medical Director and Medical Director of the Emergency Department.    

Dr. Valassis has been nominated and received several awards in his career. He has twice received a Values Recognition Award for going above and beyond to care for his patients. In 2012 he was nominated for the prestigious Melville Magida Award from the Fairfield County Medical Association which recognizes a young physician who is genuinely concerned for the patients they serve. Most recently he was awarded the Physician of the Year Award from the Greater Bridgeport Medical Association. 

Dr. Valassis was appointed Chairperson of Emergency Medicine in 2018.  He is the Academic Chair and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University.