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Bret Mitchell Schipper, MD, FACS

Chief, Surgical Oncology, Hartford & Central Region, Director, Oncologic Surgery, Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute


Hartford HealthCare Medical Group


Surgical Oncology < Accepting new patients for this specialty
General Surgery, Board Certified < Accepting new patients for this specialty

Areas of Interest

Advanced Endoscopic Surgery, Bowel Surgery, Gastric Cancers, Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Liver Surgery, Melanoma, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Sarcoma

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Office Locations

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

    183 North Mountain Road
    Second Floor
    New Britain, CT 06053
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    Phone: 860.827.6068
    Fax: 860.827.4187

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital Department of Surgical Oncology

    85 Seymour Street
    Suite 700
    Hartford, CT 06106
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    Phone: 860.524.2723
    Fax: 860.696.2050


Bret Schipper, MD, FACS, is chief of surgical oncology at Hartford Hospital and director of oncologic surgery for the entire Cancer Institute.

Board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Schipper’s areas of interest include: hepatobiliary surgery, both benign and malignant; minimally-invasive robotic surgery; soft tissue (melanoma/sarcoma) and gastric cancers; Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) for advanced malignancies; and complex surgical oncology.

Dr. Schipper earned his medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. He completed an internship at the State University of New York Upstate University Medical Center. He also completed residency and a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

He serves as assistant clinical professor in the departments of surgery at both the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Quinnipiac University School of Medicine.


Medical School

  • Ross University School of Medicine MD


  • SUNY Upstate


  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


  • University of Florida

Faculty Appointments

Quinnipiac University, Surgery, Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Assistant Clinical Professor

Professional Organizations

Hartford County Medical Association, Member
Society of Laporoendoscopic Surgeons, Member
Clinical Robotic Surgical Association, Member
Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program, NCI Investigator
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
Society of Surgical Oncology, Member
American Medical Association, Member
Connecticut State Medical Society, Member


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Insurance Accepted*

Aetna, Anthem, Cigna Healthcare, Connecticare, Connecticare Medicare, Coventry, Harvard Pilgrim, Health New England, Healthy Connecticut, Multiplan, Prime Health Services, United Healthcare, WellCare of Connecticut, Inc.

*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.

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