Richard Adelson

February 3, 1956April 3, 2012

Dr. Richard Adelson, 56, a former long term Orangeburg resident succumbed Tuesday, April 3rd 2012 to ALS after a long illness. Dr. Adelson, a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Fellow of the American College of Cardiologists was honored by the Orangetown Jewish Center which named the Dr. Richard and Jana Adelson Campus after him and his wife Jana. Born in New York, Dr. Adelson resided in Allenhurst, NJ. Dr. Adelson was a 1978 honors graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton and received his Medical Degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY in 1978. He completed his Medical Internship and Residency at Montefiore Hospital in 1986. His Cardiology Fellowship was completed at Montefiore Hospital in 1988 and his Fellowship in Cardiac Catheterization was completed at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California in 1989. Dr. Adelson founded Shore Heart Group, PA in 1993 and presided as the Medical Director and Managing Partner until he retired in 2007. Shore Heart Group is a comprehensive, multi-location cardiology practice with eleven physicians. Dr. Adelson is survived by his wife, Jana, sons, Daniel, Roger and Gordon, his parents Fred and Bertha and their sons Howard and Mark.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 5, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 5, 2012

Richard Adelson

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Joni Germaine-Marsili

November 2, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dr Adelson. I worked at Shore Heart Group Neptune office from 2000-2001. Dr Adelson was always kind to everyone!! I worked in the billing office and he would always say hello. I am sure all his patients miss him. Thoughts and prayers for all his family and friends.

April 19, 2014

He was the best interventional cardiologist in the state of New Jersey

April 17, 2013

So sad to hear Dr. Adelson has passed on he was my Cardiologist since his practice, he will be in my thoughts, he was a good man and the best doctor, bless his sole. Donna Campbell

Michele Hammond

December 17, 2012

Dr. Adelson was my cardiologist after I gave birth to my daughter in 2001. When all of the other doctors told me it was too risky to have another child, Dr. Adelson told me it was OK - "I will take care of you" and he did. My son turned nine in October and he is here today because of Dr. Adelson. I am forever grateful to him. My deepest sympathies to the family.

Norman Gilinsky

November 2, 2012


I'm so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. I was a fellow classmate of his at SUNY-Binghamton--many years ago now. A few years ago we had a brief e-mail conversation about his practice and his family. He was so proud of both. Such a terrible loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Kelly Turk

October 10, 2012

Jana, I'm so sorry to hear of Dr. Adelson's passing. He - and you - were always so kind to me when I worked at the answering service. I've been gone for years but still think of you fondly. Kelly Thompson Turk

jill schwartz-chevlin

October 10, 2012

Dear Adelson family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I recently heard about your loss from family members whom I had referred to Richard for cardiac care. I worked with him several years ago when I first came to the area to practice and he welcomed me to the medical community. He was a brilliant physician and sharp- witted. I wish you and your family peace in knowing that he is no longer suffering.
With Sympathy,
Jill Schwartz-Chevlin, MD

September 19, 2012

Dear Mrs Adelson and children,
I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace some day and may your husband rest in peace forever.
He was my cardiologist since 1997. He was not only a brilliant cardiologist he was humble enough to "act "as my primary care physician suggesting the best specialists and also the correct official primary care physician. He also cared about the grand daughter that was living with me.
I miss him all the time and will keep both him and your family in my prayers.
Gail Wilson

katrina daddato

May 22, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. He was the most brilliant doctor I have ever worked with..... Katrina

April 20, 2012

Richie was a great guy