Gastrointestinal Cancer Team

The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute collaborates with the Hartford HealthCare Digestive Health Center when diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal cancers, which affect the digestive tract and other organs within the digestive system.

If you have gastrointestinal cancer, we ensure you get the most accurate diagnosis and effective treatment by providing a care team with a wide expanse of expertise.

Here are some specialists who may be part of your care team:

Medical Oncologists: Physicians with special training in diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and other treatment modalities. At Hartford HealthCare, access to radiation therapy and/or infusion chemotherapy is provided as close to your home as possible.

Radiation Oncologists: Physicians who are experts in treating cancer using radiation.

Gastroenterologists: Experts who help medical oncologists diagnose and stage tumors. They can also help identify metastatic disease.

General Surgeons: Broadly experienced surgeons who may perform cancer surgery, depending on the case and the location of the cancer.

Thoracic Surgeons: These specialists, who focus on chest organs, perform minimally invasive esophagectomy for esophageal cancer, removing tumors accessed through multiple small incisions in the abdomen and chest.

Pathologists: Physicians trained to investigate the cause of disease by reviewing samples and providing fast, accurate reports that are used to diagnose and determine the best course of care.

Dietitians: Health professionals who focus on diet and nutrition and can help you optimize your nutrition during and after treatment.

Occupational/Physical Therapists: Experienced professionals who can help with any swelling (lymphedema), fatigue, weakness or pain related to your cancer.


Meet our Gastroenterologists:

Name Specialties Location
Cappa, Joseph Anthony, MD 860.657.1920
  • Gastroenterology
  • Glastonbury
  • Bloomfield
  • Bloomfield
  • Hartford
  • Hartford
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Einstein, Michael Mark, MD 860.972.4262
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Transplant Hepatology
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  • Hartford
Golioto, Michael John, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
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Jo, Kevin Seungho, MD 203.886.0036
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Wallingford
  • Hartford
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Karasik, Michael Steven, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
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Kopec, Krzysztof Lukasz, MD 860.409.4567
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Farmington
  • New Britain
  • Southington
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Masoud, Amir E., MD 475.210.4727
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Fairfield
Mehendiratta, Vaibhav, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Glastonbury
  • Norwich
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Nestler, Jeffry Laurence, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
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Plotkin, Eileen K., MD 860.229.9688
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
  • Bloomfield
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Schoenfeld, Adam Craig, MD 860.229.9688
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
  • Southington
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Selden, Michael Aaron, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Bloomfield
  • Windsor
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Van Stolk, Rosalind, MD 860.447.2489
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Waterford
Versland, Mark Reider, MD 860.229.9688
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
  • Southington
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Weiser, Jeffrey Steven, MD 860.409.4567
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Farmington
  • Bloomfield
  • Glastonbury
  • Hartford
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Meet our Colon & Rectal Surgeons:

Name Specialties Location
Barczak, Rafal, MD
4.9 /5
138 surveys
203.238.2691
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Meriden
Bartus, Christine Marie, MD, FACS, FASCRS
4.9 /5
149 surveys
860.223.0800
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Plainville
  • Southington
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Casillas-Romero, Sergio Rafael, MD
4.9 /5
155 surveys
860.889.9080
  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
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  • Norwich
  • Waterford
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Coletti, David Edward, MD, FACS
4.9 /5
110 surveys
860.886.0660
  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
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  • Norwich
  • Mystic
  • Waterford
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Johnson, Kristina Hope, MD, FACS, FASCRS
4.9 /5
110 surveys
860.548.7336
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Farmington
  • Bloomfield
  • Glastonbury
  • Hartford
  • Hartford
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Sardella, William Vincent, MD
4.9 /5
54 surveys
860.548.7336
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
  • Hartford
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Thurston, Kristy Tyler, MD
4.9 /5
64 surveys
860.548.7336
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Hartford
  • Manchester
  • Manchester
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Vignati, Paul Vincent, MD
4.9 /5
134 surveys
860.548.7336
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Hartford
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Meet our Radiation Oncologists:

Name Specialties Location
Blakaj, Adriana, MD, PhD 860.972.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hartford
Boyd, Timothy Stephen, MD 860.972.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hartford
Chaudhary, Ahmed Aziz, MD 860.545.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Norwich
Goldberg, Neal Benjamin, MD 860.827.4161
  • Radiation Oncology
  • New Britain
Khan, Anwar Mangey, MD 860.224.5011
  • Radiation Oncology
  • New Britain
Kim, Susan Y., MD 860.545.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hartford
  • Norwich
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Kratzer, Allan S., MD 203.694.8433
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Meriden
Leopold, Kenneth Albert, MD 860.972.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hartford
Mani, Sheida K., MD 860.827.4161
  • Radiation Oncology
  • New Britain
Oh, Steven Changsuk, MD 860.827.4161
  • Radiation Oncology
  • New Britain

Meet our Surgical Oncologists:

Name Specialties Location
Aydin, H. Nail, MD 860.423.5000
  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
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  • Willimantic
  • Manchester
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Bliss, Lindsay Ann, MD, MPH
4.9 /5
61 surveys
860.246.2071
  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Enfield
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Cha, Charles, MD, FACS 203.576.6141
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Bridgeport
Curtis, David Eugene, MD
4.8 /5
80 surveys
860.246.2071
  • Hepatobiliary and Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
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  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
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Finoia, Lisa M., APRN, FNP-C 203.576.6141
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Bridgeport
Rubinstein, Jill Carol, MD, PhD 203.576.6141
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Endocrine Surgery
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  • Bridgeport
Schipper, Bret Mitchell, MD, FACS, CPE
4.8 /5
62 surveys
860.696.2040
  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • New Britain
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Meet our Hematology Oncologists:

Name Specialties Location
Alekshun, Todd Joseph, MD 860.972.4183
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Avon
  • Tolland
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Aujla, Amandeep, MD 860.456.5330
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Willimantic
  • Norwich
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Byeff, Peter David, MD
4.9 /5
253 surveys
860.621.9316
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Southington
  • Bristol
  • New Britain
  • Plainville
  • Southington
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Dailey, Mark Edward, MD
5.0 /5
210 surveys
860.249.6291
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Hartford
  • Willimantic
  • Willimantic
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Elias, Rawad, MD
4.9 /5
106 surveys
860.249.6291
  • Medical Oncology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Hartford
  • Willimantic
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Giove, Lawrence M., MD 860.246.6647
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Wethersfield
Hong, Timothy Joonki, MD
5.0 /5
135 surveys
860.249.6291
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Willimantic
  • Willimantic
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Khubchandani, Sapna, MD
4.9 /5
213 surveys
860.443.4455
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
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  • Waterford
  • Norwich
  • Norwich
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Lele, Uday Chintamani, MD
4.9 /5
165 surveys
203.238.7747
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Meriden
Sharma, Vipra, MD, MPH 203.382.0630
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Bridgeport
Sinning, Joseph Garret, MD
4.9 /5
134 surveys
860.224.4408
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Plainville
  • New Britain
  • Southington
  • Southington
  • Torrington
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Meet our Medical Oncologists:

Name Specialties Location
Alekshun, Todd Joseph, MD 860.972.4183
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Avon
  • Tolland
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Alsamarai, Susan, MD
4.9 /5
195 surveys
203.238.7747
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Meriden
Aujla, Amandeep, MD 860.456.5330
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Willimantic
  • Norwich
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Byrne, Brian James, MD
4.9 /5
247 surveys
860.621.9316
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Southington
  • Bristol
  • New Britain
  • Plainville
  • Southington
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Dailey, Mark Edward, MD
5.0 /5
210 surveys
860.249.6291
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Hartford
  • Willimantic
  • Willimantic
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Dhanjal, Sandhya A., MD 203.255.4545
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Bridgeport
  • Fairfield
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Elias, Rawad, MD
4.9 /5
106 surveys
860.249.6291
  • Medical Oncology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Hartford
  • Willimantic
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Fumo, Gerard, DO
4.9 /5
329 surveys
203.238.7747
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Meriden
Giove, Lawrence M., MD 860.246.6647
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Wethersfield
Hong, Timothy Joonki, MD
5.0 /5
135 surveys
860.249.6291
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Willimantic
  • Willimantic
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Hosmer, Wylie David, MD
4.9 /5
248 surveys
860.621.9316
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Southington
  • Bristol
  • New Britain
  • Plainville
  • Southington
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Khubchandani, Sapna, MD
4.9 /5
213 surveys
860.443.4455
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
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  • Waterford
  • Norwich
  • Norwich
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Lele, Uday Chintamani, MD
4.9 /5
165 surveys
203.238.7747
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Meriden
Nadkarni, Rajani P., MD
5.0 /5
277 surveys
203.238.7747
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Meriden
Schauer, Peter Kevin, MD, FACP
4.9 /5
190 surveys
860.249.6291
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
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Sinning, Joseph Garret, MD
4.9 /5
134 surveys
860.224.4408
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Plainville
  • New Britain
  • Southington
  • Southington
  • Torrington
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