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Dr. Michael A Cassetta “Dr. Mike” is local physician and resident of Sandy Hook who currently serves as Lieutenant for NUSAR.

Dr. Mike grew up in Rye, NY and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He attended the Kansas City University of Medicine and did his residency in Internal Medicine at St Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. He did his fellowship in Rheumatology at Mt Sinai Medical School in New York and currently practices in Trumbull, CT. Dr. Cassetta has been recognized each year since 2010 in Connecticut Magazine’s Top Doc Edition for his work as a Rheumatologist.

Dr. Mike is a PADI certified Dive Master with more than 25 years of diving experience, having completed more than 2,000 dives. Since 2008 he has served as co-President of the Fairfield County Diving Association. Dr. Mike is also one of the original members of The Maritime Aquarium’s Dive Team and serves as a Team Leader.

Dr. Mike, his wife Maureen and their 3 daughters moved to Newtown in 2004. They are active members of St Rose and both Dr. & Mrs. Cassetta help coach the St Rose School track team.

Lieutenant: Mike Cassetta