University of Scranton
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Hunterdon Medical Center
Flemington, New Jersey
University of Connecticut
Dr. Casablanca joined the residency faculty in October 2016. After completing his residency training, Dr. Casablanca entered full-spectrum rural practice, including obstetrics, in Pennsylvania for three years. He then returned to his hometown of Shelton, Connecticut to open a solo practice. After ten years of owning and managing the practice, he merged with a local, privately-owned primary care group, which later was acquired by a large university-based health system.
Dr. Casablanca serves as Medical Advisor for the Ansonia and Shelton School Districts and frequently covers football games. He is a leader in organized medicine at both the state and national levels, serving presently as a Delegate to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Congress, Chair of the AAFP Commission on Federal and State Policy for 2021, and as a Past President of the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians. He has previously served on the AAFP Commission for Continuing Professional Development, including a year as chair of the Subcommittee on FMX Learning, and has served as the convener of the AAFP Working Group on Rural Health. He is married with four children.
What I like best about working at Middlesex…
For me it’s the respect afforded to Family Medicine as a specialty within the organization. Family Medicine has a long and rich history here. Residents participate in the leadership of the hospital, and their opinion counts when major decisions are considered.
My favorite thing to do with residents…
I love to help them manage their continuity patients in the office. I have the chance to offer “pearls” accumulated over twenty years of practice, and we both benefit from sharing in our mutual enthusiasm for learning and providing the best care to patients.
What I do for fun…
I am a professional and rotisserie sports junkie and enjoy following the Yankees, Giants and NJ Devils ice hockey. I also enjoy college basketball, especially UConn and Xavier University. I like to golf and travel with my wife and kids, especially to the New Jersey and Delaware beaches. My newest hobby is cycling, which I began to do regularly right before the Pandemic began. I sing and play piano and enjoy reading and crossword puzzles.