Adrienne Salerno, MD

Family Medicine


North Haledon

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Biology, Cum Laude, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN


Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven, CT

Special Education:

Harlem Hospital, New York, NY, Burn Fellowship

Hospital Affiliations:

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Paterson, NJ

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Wayne, NJ

Chilton Medical Centers, Pompton Plains, NJ


St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ, Family Medicine Chief Resident

Special Education:

Postdoctoral Associate in Vascular Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Professional Associations:

American Board of Family Practice, Diplomate

Accepts New Patients
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Surgery and Women’s Health Are Focuses for Dr. Adrienne Salerno

“Family medicine is about making a difference in people’s lives every single day.”

Dr. Adrienne Salerno has always wanted to be a doctor. “I can’t remember a time when I wanted to be anything else,” she says. “I enjoy helping people.”

She started out her career in surgery, but found that she wanted more of a continuous, long-term relationship with her patients. Family medicine provided that connection. At Vanguard, Dr. Salerno enjoys the diversity of being able to treat everyone, from newborns to geriatrics. Often, her patients include various members of the same family.

“When I’m able to treat the whole family, it gives me the full perspective of understanding for the patients,” she says. “It’s easier to see the bigger picture, and that helps me make better decisions.” Toward that end, Dr. Salerno also makes it a point to follow her patients from office visits to hospitals or rehab, as needed. “You can see the difference in care delivered by someone who doesn’t know the patient as well,” she says. “It allows us to make sure that nothing slips through the cracks with these transitions.”

Dr. Salerno also uses her surgical background when minor cosmetic dermatologic procedures are needed, from cyst removal and abscess drainage to complex laceration repair. “I also perform ear lobe laceration repair,” she notes. “That’s pretty unique for most primary care offices, but we’re able to offer it right in the office.”

Dr. Salerno is on the Women’s Health Committee at Vanguard, to help improve services for female patients. These may include IUD placements, options for birth control and other procedures. The goal is also to expand education on women’s health topics.

When not working, Dr. Salerno enjoys doing CrossFit. She also likes to cook and spend time with her husband and children.

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The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Jun 14, 2017

Dr. Salerno is caring, thorough and compassionate!

May 30, 2017

Dr. Salerno Rocks! Even got my wife to start going to her after I've been with her for a few years. Followed her from Mountainside. Hope she's my Dr. until she retires.

May 28, 2017

I've been to this practice many times but saw Dr Selerno for the first time. I think she's an excellent physician that has instilled my confidence.

May 23, 2017

I have already recommended doctor to others.

May 18, 2017


May 18, 2017

first time with dr Salerno and she was wonderful. felt very comfortable with her

May 13, 2017

Dr. Salerno should get a raise. She is the BEST doctor I have ever had. She really cares and is old school. My whole family loves her and I have recommend her to my friends.

May 08, 2017

Drs. & PA's are all very good! Always very helpful and informative. Takes care of problems.

Apr 27, 2017

excellent and caring doctor

Apr 22, 2017

Dr. Salerno spent quite a bit of with us explaining possibilities and alternatives to my wifes condition. she is always patent and pleasing to talk to and never rushes the appointment

Apr 15, 2017

My experience with Dr. Salerno was excellent!

Apr 13, 2017

Dr. Salerno took the time to explore my medical issues, talked about treatment options. Overall she was excellent.

Apr 10, 2017


Apr 02, 2017

follow-up on removing wart was never scheduled ... not sure if I needed to do that

Mar 28, 2017

Dr. took time to explain the things they were doing to my wife and I.

Mar 22, 2017

Thank you Doctor Salerno. You were amazing.

Mar 20, 2017

I would have appreciated if she would have recognized my wait time and apologized when she came into the room.

Mar 15, 2017

Good experience.

Mar 14, 2017

This was the second time I've seen Dr. Salerno. I find her disposition to be approachable and I am comfortable during my visits with her. She is patient in listening to me and does not make you feel rushed.

Mar 07, 2017

Dr. Salerno explained what her impression was, instead of just giving me the diagnosis and then further discussed the condition and answered my questions.