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William Douglas Salerno, M.D.

Specializing in Interventional Cardiology and More

Dr. Salerno Is on Staff at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC)

  • Senior Attending, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Member, Section of Cardiology
  • Member, Sub-Sections Invasive and Interventional Cardiology
  • Member, Pulmonary Division / Sub-Section Critical Care
  • Member, Radiology Dept. / Assistant Director, Section Body CT
  • Director, Cardiac  Care Unit
  • Director, Cardiac CT Division of Cardiac Services
  • Associate Professor of Medicine,  Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry / Rutgers Medical School
Dr. Salerno


  • American College of Cardiology (FACC)
  • American College of Chest Physicians (FACCP)
  • American College of  Physicians (FACP)
  • American Venous Forum
  • American College of Phlebology
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (FCCS-instructor)
  • International Society for Endovascular Specialists
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • American Society of Echocardiography (FASE)
  • Society of Computed Cardiovascular Tomography
  • Society for Vascular Ultrasound
  •  American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

Board Positions (active/ former)

  • Member, Board of Directors, HUMC Advisory Board
  • Member, Advisory Board, HUMC Heart and Vascular Hospital
  • Member, Medical Council, Hackensack Meridian Health (former)
  • Chairman, Medical Board at HUMC (former)
  • President, Medical / Dental Staff at HUMC (former)

Clinical Projects

  • Dr. Salerno is a clinical investigator in clinical trials and original independant research at HUMC.
  • Physician coordinator for the Acute Myocardial Infarction Project and Pursuing Perfection / IHI Project and former lead physician for the NRMI Project at HUMC. 
  • Dr. Salerno is the lead site physician for the  international ISCHEMIA and CIAO trials.
  • Additionally, Dr. Salerno is the chairperson for several other quality care based cardiac projects at HUMC.

Board Certified in the Following Areas

  • ABIM – Cardiovascular Disease
  • ABIM – Critical Care Medicine
  • ABVLM – American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine formerly known as the American Board of Phlebology)
  • ABIM – Internal Medicine
  • National Board of Echocardiography (NBE)
  • Society of Computed Cardiovascular Tomography – LEVEL III

Postgraduate Training

  • Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, Norwalk/Yale-New Haven Hospitals
  • Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease, Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, Hackensack University Medical Center
Top Doctors


  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area 10th to 18th+ editions (inc. 2022)
  • Top Doctors: U.S. News & World Report
  • Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2011-2012 / 2009-2010
  • Marquis Who's Who in America 2013
  • New York Magazine 2006, 2007, 2008, 2021 and 2022 "Best Doctors List" - Cardiovascular Disease
  • 100 Plus Best Doctors For Women in New Jersey 2012 - Patient's Choice 2012
  • Top Doctors: Inside New Jersey 2010 / 2011 / 2012
  • Compassionate Doctors 2012
  • New Jersey Health Sciences Library Association Clinician of the Year 2003
  • Honor Legion Police Departments of New Jersey
  • America's Most Honored Professionals 2017/2022 - Top 1%