12 West Saddle River Road
Saddle River, NJ 07458
Dr. Charles Vialotti is the resident medical director at Villa Marie Claire, Holy Name's residential hospice. With nearly 50 years of clinical experience as a board-certified radiation oncologist, Dr. Vialotti has dedicated the second half of his career to reshaping health policy in the state of New Jersey around improved hospice and palliative care. This work led to the creation of one of the state’s first hospice programs, which has since evolved into a national model for end-of-life care.
Dr. Vialotti's commitment to people living with life-limiting and terminal illnesses and diseases extends well beyond the bedside and traditional business hours. He stays onsite at Villa Marie Claire 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as the state’s only resident hospice medical director.
He leads a team of specialists focused on pain and symptom management, ensuring that all residents are comfortable and able to live their final days in ways that are meaningful to them and their loved ones. The clinical team work in tandem with social workers, spiritual counselors and bereavement counselors trained in interfaith and multicultural traditions, offering sensitive, personalized care that honors every individual's faith path and cultural affiliations. By incorporating physical, spiritual and psychosocial elements the residents' wishes are realized and the staff provides bereavement support and comfort for loved ones.
Dr. Vialotti has witnessed people who opt for hospice care not only live longer, but actually have a better quality of life. Families are more satisfied with the final phases of a person’s life and have the support necessary to process the loss because of the emotional, physical, and psychological resources which have been provided. Dr. Vialotti provides dignified care that is much more valuable to the patient and the family, the sooner it is initiated.
Dr. Vialotti earned his undergraduate degree at Columbia College, his medical degree at New York Medical College, and holds medical licenses in New York and New Jersey. He completed an internship in internal medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City and a residency in radiation oncology at NYU Medical Center. As a radiation oncologist for nearly 50 years, he was instrumental in the building and establishment of Holy Name Medical Center’s Patricia Lynch Cancer Center.
New York Medical College
St. Vincent's Hospital
New York University Medical Center