Anthony Granato MD Obituary, Death Cause – Tony was the first board-certified sleep medicine physician in Hunterdon County, and he brought with him a strong desire to assist people who were struggling with sleep problems that had not yet been identified. This led to his creating Hunterdon Pulmonary and Sleep Associates in 2011, the place where he has helped improve the quality of life for thousands of people over the course of his career there. In addition, the great impact that his management and care of individuals in the Intensive/Critical Care Unit had on the lives of both the patients and their families cannot be overstated.
Anthony Alexander Granato, M.D., age 52, of Raritan Township, New Jersey, passed away in a calm and serene manner on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at his home. He was accompanied by his devoted family at the time of his passing and was cared for by the kind staff at Hunterdon Hospice. Tony Falco Granato was reared in Holbrook, New York, and before relocating to Raritan Township in 2004, he had previously resided in New York City, New York, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was born on May 21, 1970, in Queens, New York, and is the son of Dominic A. and Susan A. Falco Granato.
At the age of eight, Tony had the early loss of a molar, and this event sparked his interest in pursuing a career in orthodontics, which he has maintained throughout his life. This love of science and the human condition as a whole carried him through his undergraduate degree, and it wasn’t until the day before the applications for medical school were due that he realized he wanted to do something other than dentistry. Before that, he was undecided about what he wanted to do with his life.
Tony’s passion for medicine was only surpassed by his passion for being there as a friend for every person he was honored to care for. For Tony, it was about giving his patient’s a sense of control and dignity no matter the difficult situations they found themselves in. With a spirit that simply wanted to help others in any way that he was able, Tony’s passion for medicine was only surpassed by his passion for being there as a friend.
Tony earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1992, where he was a proud member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Tony graduated from Sachem High School in 1988 and went on to obtain his undergraduate degree from Cornell University. After graduating with his medical degree from the Cornell University Medical College in 1996, he would go on to do his residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
He would go on to become a successful physician. After this, he would go on to do a fellowship in pulmonary/critical care and sleep medicine, which would serve as a stepping stone for his future pursuits in the medical field. Tony moved to Hunterdon County in 2004, when he joined the clinical staff of Hunterdon Medical Center. At the time, he was an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University.