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:

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Name Specialties Location
Cappa, Joseph Anthony, MD Cappa, Joseph Anthony, MD 860.657.1920
  • Gastroenterology
  • Glastonbury
  • Bloomfield
  • Bloomfield
  • Hartford
  • Hartford
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Einstein, Michael Mark, MD Einstein, Michael Mark, MD 860.972.4262
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Transplant Hepatology
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  • Hartford
Golioto, Michael John, MD Golioto, Michael John, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
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Jo, Kevin Seungho, MD Jo, Kevin Seungho, MD 203.886.0036
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Wallingford
  • Hartford
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Karasik, Michael Steven, MD 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 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 Masoud, Amir E., MD 475.210.4727
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Fairfield
Mehendiratta, Vaibhav, MD 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 Nestler, Jeffry Laurence, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
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Plotkin, Eileen K., MD 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 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 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 Van Stolk, Rosalind, MD 860.447.2489
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Waterford
Versland, Mark Reider, MD 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 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:

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Name Specialties Location
Barczak, Rafal, MD Barczak, Rafal, MD
4.9 /5
137 surveys
203.238.2691
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Meriden
Bartus, Christine Marie, MD, FACS, FASCRS Bartus, Christine Marie, MD, FACS, FASCRS
4.9 /5
156 surveys
860.223.0800
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Plainville
  • Southington
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Casillas-Romero, Sergio Rafael, MD Casillas-Romero, Sergio Rafael, MD
4.9 /5
156 surveys
860.889.9080
  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
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  • Norwich
  • Waterford
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Coletti, David Edward, MD, FACS Coletti, David Edward, MD, FACS
4.9 /5
117 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 Johnson, Kristina Hope, MD, FACS, FASCRS
4.9 /5
119 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 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 Thurston, Kristy Tyler, MD
4.9 /5
61 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 Vignati, Paul Vincent, MD
4.9 /5
136 surveys
860.548.7336
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Hartford
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Meet our Radiation Oncologists:

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

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Meet our Surgical Oncologists:

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

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Name Specialties Location
Alekshun, Todd Joseph, MD Alekshun, Todd Joseph, MD 860.972.4183
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Avon
  • Tolland
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Aujla, Amandeep, MD Aujla, Amandeep, MD
4.9 /5
31 surveys
860.456.5330
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Willimantic
  • Norwich
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Byeff, Peter David, MD Byeff, Peter David, MD
4.9 /5
261 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 Dailey, Mark Edward, MD
5.0 /5
213 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 Elias, Rawad, MD
4.9 /5
108 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 Giove, Lawrence M., MD 860.246.6647
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Wethersfield
Hong, Timothy Joonki, MD Hong, Timothy Joonki, MD
5.0 /5
145 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 Khubchandani, Sapna, MD
4.9 /5
226 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 Lele, Uday Chintamani, MD
4.9 /5
181 surveys
203.238.7747
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Meriden
Sharma, Vipra, MD, MPH Sharma, Vipra, MD, MPH 203.382.0630
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Bridgeport
Sinning, Joseph Garret, MD Sinning, Joseph Garret, MD
4.9 /5
156 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:

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Name Specialties Location
Alekshun, Todd Joseph, MD Alekshun, Todd Joseph, MD 860.972.4183
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Avon
  • Tolland
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Alsamarai, Susan, MD Alsamarai, Susan, MD
4.9 /5
213 surveys
203.238.7747
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Meriden
Aujla, Amandeep, MD Aujla, Amandeep, MD
4.9 /5
31 surveys
860.456.5330
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Willimantic
  • Norwich
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Byrne, Brian James, MD Byrne, Brian James, MD
4.9 /5
269 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 Dailey, Mark Edward, MD
5.0 /5
213 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 Dhanjal, Sandhya A., MD 203.255.4545
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Bridgeport
  • Fairfield
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Elias, Rawad, MD Elias, Rawad, MD
4.9 /5
108 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 Fumo, Gerard, DO
4.9 /5
351 surveys
203.238.7747
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Meriden
Giove, Lawrence M., MD Giove, Lawrence M., MD 860.246.6647
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Wethersfield
Hong, Timothy Joonki, MD Hong, Timothy Joonki, MD
5.0 /5
145 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 Hosmer, Wylie David, MD
4.9 /5
261 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 Khubchandani, Sapna, MD
4.9 /5
226 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 Lele, Uday Chintamani, MD
4.9 /5
181 surveys
203.238.7747
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Meriden
Nadkarni, Rajani P., MD Nadkarni, Rajani P., MD
5.0 /5
279 surveys
203.238.7747
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Meriden
Schauer, Peter Kevin, MD, FACP Schauer, Peter Kevin, MD, FACP
4.9 /5
204 surveys
860.249.6291
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
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Sinning, Joseph Garret, MD Sinning, Joseph Garret, MD
4.9 /5
156 surveys
860.224.4408
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Plainville
  • New Britain
  • Southington
  • Southington
  • Torrington
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