Dr. Alphonse Salerno, DO, one of the founders of Salerno Medical Associates, served the East Orange community of New Jersey for 59 years before retiring. Salerno was born in Newark, New Jersey, attended Barringer High School, and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Seton Hall University. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, served a rotating internship at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital, and earned a fellowship at the University of Dublin.

Dr. Alphonse Salerno was the co-founder of The Livingston Community Hospital, formerly known as West Essex General Hospital. He held a variety of offices with professional societies and academies all over the world and presented lectures, seminars, and demonstrations in Europe, Central America, and the United States. Dr. Salerno was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Certification in Surgery of the American Academy of Osteopathic Surgeons. He was both a diplomate of the Board and a fellow of the Academy, also serving one term as President of the Board of Governors of the AAOS.

Dr. Alphonse Salerno was recognized by the American Academy of Osteopathic Surgeons as its Surgeon of the Year. The award, the highest bestowed by the Academy, an affiliate of the American Association of Osteopathic Specialists, was presented in recognition of services and contributions to the Academy.

Dr. Alphonse Salerno proudly provided medical services to his patients for over 50 years.