Dr. Salvatore J. Forcina, M.D.- NJ, USA

Dr. Salvatore J. Forcina, M.D.

Dr. Salvatore J. Forcina, M.D. was born in Scauri, Italy in 1941.  This was the time of World War I and the war and its aftermath presented locals with few options other than to flee their homes and later, ultimately their country.  At eight years old he moved to Azul, Argentina where he attended Jovenado, a sleepaway school for boys run by Redemptorist priests.  Salvatore spent seven long years at this school in which order and discipline were followed rigidly and handed out swiftly.  He graduated with a desire to pursue medicine and help people.  His dream, combined with the socialized system and a few encouraging relatives who already emigrated to the United States encouraged him to come to this country and continue his pursuit, eventually becoming the chief resident of surgery at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey where he met his future wife, Roberta Petrillo.  

Salvatore and Roberta embarked on the start of their journey as husband and wife by moving to Teaneck, New Jersey where Salvatore was accepted by Holy Name Hospital as a new general and vascular surgeon.  Through the next forty years they continued to work together to build Salvatore’s practice and raise their daughter, Vanessa. Dr. Salvatore Forcina, M.D. eventually became the Chief of Surgery at both Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, NJ and Meadowlands Hospital in Secaucus, NJ.       

Salvatore is now retired.  Retirement enabled him to take up the game of golf at seventy-two years old and he is now a grandfather and writer.  


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December 9, 2022

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