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Menendez, Alvaro, MD




English, French, Spanish

Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).

Accepting New Patients
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology

Areas of Expertise
Breast Cancer, Cancer Prevention, High Risk Patients

Hospitals and Organizations

  • Integrated Care Partners
  • Hartford Hospital
  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
  • Backus Hospital


Indiana University School of Medicine

Roger Williams Medical Center
Boston University School of Medicine

Medical School
Delgado University


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful caring compassionate dr.and staff

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Menendez is always kind, he listens well and his general care is top notch. I am very lucky he is part of my recovery team.

5 out of 5 stars

My physician has always been exceptional. He is an all in one! I always look forward to the visit. He listens, has resolutions, and gives encouragement. He wants you to succeed with the best health care. He does care about his patients.

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent Doctor, caring, compassion

5 out of 5 stars

Because difficult to get appointment I would not recommend to a cancer patient

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Always a great experience with Alvaro Menendez, who is always caring and compassionate. He listens!!

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Menendez is always attentive and caring. Has a quiet sense of humor

5 out of 5 stars

Professional, caring, and respectful.

5 out of 5 stars

Great Dr! The best🙌🙌🙏🙏

5 out of 5 stars

Dr A. Menendez is very professional and also has a great sense of humor. When I ask a question, he will explain in detail and in layman's terms so, I totally understand what's going on with me. He's a first class Doctor.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Alvaro is the most wonderful doctor and very knowledgeable and his staff is wonderful as well at Hartford Hospital..God blessed you all. Rita.

5 out of 5 stars

Very professional. Pleasant experience for sure

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Menendez is a kind, caring and warm doctor. He makes you feel completely at ease and you know he has read your chart because he knew everything about my case. He is very thorough. His staff is wonderful as well. I recommend him completely and if you are in need of an Oncologist don't hesitate to see Dr. Menendez. He is the best!

5 out of 5 stars

Everyone are helpful and understanding. Being on time is also a plus


Dr. Alvaro Menendez is a hematologist and medical oncologist seeing patients at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Centers at Hartford and Windham hospitals.

Board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, he is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology. His areas of interest include breast oncology, integrative medicine and disparities and minority oncology. He has conducted research into the benefits of massage to combat cancer pain, hypogonadism after chemotherapy and the use of complementary and alternative medicine with conventional oncology treatment.

Dr. Menendez, who is fluent in Spanish and French, is a graduate of Universidad Dr. Jose Matias Delgado in El Salvador, and completed his internship and residency through Brown University at Roger Williams Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Indiana University School of Medicine.



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This information is subject to change at any time. Please check with your insurance provider before scheduling your appointment or receiving services to confirm they are a participating member of the Hartford HealthCare network.