Adrienne Salerno, MD

Family Medicine


North Haledon

(Overall Providing Rating)


Family Medicine

Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

Women's Health

Primary Location:

North Haledon Office

535 High Mountain Road, Suite 111

North Haledon, NJ 07508

Tel: 973.636.9000

Fax: 973.636.0913


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


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


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

Special Education:

Harlem Hospital, New York, NY, Burn Fellowship

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


Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven, CT

Professional Associations:

American Board of Family Practice, Diplomate

Hospital Affiliations:

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

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Wayne, NJ

Chilton Medical Centers, Pompton Plains, NJ

Accepts New Patients
Patient Portal

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 05, 2019

Dr. Salerno is easy to talk to and her explanations are clear and to the point.

Jun 01, 2019

always recommending Vanguard especially since the staff is great and hours always available they do their best to keep quality of service very high

May 18, 2019

Dr. Salerno is an excellent doctor with a nice personality. Vanguard Medical is a good practice to go to.

May 05, 2019

my doctor took the time to answer all my questions satisfactory.

Apr 14, 2019

Dr. Salerno is always professional, courteous, and approachable. I am comfortable asking questions, she explains things thoroughly, and she shows genuine concern.

Feb 27, 2019

Thanks Doc

Feb 13, 2019

she wasn't my regular doctor but I felt very comfortable with her and would recommend her

Feb 07, 2019


Jan 18, 2019

Doctor Salerno is very informative, and discusses everything in detail. She is patient, and very understanding

Jan 17, 2019

Dr. Salerno always answers my questions and seems to get to the root of my problem. Very patient with me. A great doctor.

Jan 10, 2019

Need a "one of the best in her profession" button.

Jan 05, 2019

very happy

Dec 15, 2018

An excellent experience.

Nov 26, 2018

*Dr. Salerno is A-1.

Nov 16, 2018

I am a retired NP, so i know what good health care should be. I love Dr. Salerno.

Nov 15, 2018

always a pleasure vising adrienne

Nov 12, 2018

Cause of pain well explained & how it can be treated.

Oct 29, 2018

Dr. Salerno puts me at ease in describing my concerns.

Oct 26, 2018

Dr. Salerno was very prompt & friendly, thoroughly on point, and I was in-and-out very quickly. Thank you!

Oct 24, 2018

Dr. Salerno was very informative and provided great insight. She was very amicable and made me feel at ease. She provided a comfortable atmosphere for conversation.