Thoracic Cancer Team

Your Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute Thoracic Cancer care team brings together physicians and other cancer specialists to ensure that you, and every patient, receive the best available care wherever you live in Connecticut.

Thoracic cancer, like other cancers, is a complex disease that demands rigorous diagnosis and treatment by a team of the best specialists.


The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Thoracic Cancer Program is led by:

The Thoracic Cancer Program also has regional leadership to guide services in communities across the state:

Based on your personal needs, your team can include any of the following experts:

  • Radiologists: Doctors trained to take and read pictures of areas inside the body, using X-rays, CT scans, MRIs and other imaging technologies. 
  • Interventional Radiologists: Offer an alternative to surgery, using a minimally invasive imaging technique to accurately diagnose your condition.
  • 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.
  • Medical Oncologists: Physicians with special training in diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and other technologies. They coordinate and oversee care of patients with thoracic malignancies. They provide chemotherapy, targeted treatments and immunotherapy to help improve outcomes after surgery and for management of more advanced cancers.
  • Radiation Oncologists: Physicians who are experts in treating cancer using radiation. They are able to treat some smaller lung cancer tumors in as few as five days with newer technology, an alternative to weeks of radiation therapy.
  • Pulmonologists: Help our team confirm a lung cancer diagnosis and the stage of the disease, critical information in developing your treatment plan.
  • Thoracic Surgeons: Leaders in robotic surgery, including a minimally invasive procedure called a robotic bronchoscopy, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and advanced devices that use GPS technology to pinpoint small tumors deep in the lungs.

The team also includes nurses, nurse navigators, researchers and pharmacists.



Meet our Thoracic Cancer Specialists:

Todd Alekshun

4.9

Hematology / Oncology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute - Avon
Avon, CT 06001
More Locations
Manchester, CT 06042
Amandeep Aujla

4.8

Hematology / Oncology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital
Norwich, CT 06360
Timothy Boyd

 

Radiation Oncology

Hartford Radiation Oncology Associates, PC
Hartford Hospital Gray Cancer Center
Hartford, CT 06106
Benjamin Chu

4.9

Medical Oncology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
More Locations
Manchester, CT 06042
Avon, CT 06001
Robert Dowsett

 

Radiation Oncology

Hartford Radiation Oncology Associates, PC
Hartford Hospital Gray Cancer Center
Hartford, CT 06106
Lawrence Giove

 

Medical Oncology

Starling Physicians
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Mark Godfrey

4.8

Pulmonary Medicine

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
Wylie Hosmer

4.9

Medical Oncology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute - Southington
Southington, CT 06489
More Locations
Plainville, CT 06062
Bristol, CT 06010
New Britain, CT 06053
Southington, CT 06489
Mario Katigbak

4.9

Thoracic Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
More Locations
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Manchester, CT 06042
Allan Kratzer

 

Radiation Oncology

MidState Medical Center
Meriden, CT 06451
Uday Lele

5

Medical Oncology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut
Meriden, CT 06451
Kenneth Leopold

 

Radiation Oncology

Hartford Radiation Oncology Associates, PC
Hartford Hospital Gray Cancer Center
Hartford, CT 06106
Sheida Mani

 

Radiation Oncology

The Hospital of Central Connecticut
Cancer Center
New Britain, CT 06053
Sope Olugbile

4.8

Medical Oncology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
More Locations
Hartford, CT 06106
Willimantic, CT 06226
Shabnam Rehman

 

Hematology & Oncology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
More Locations
Torrington, CT 06790
Charles Rutter

 

Radiation Oncology

Hartford Radiation Oncology Associates, PC
Hartford Hospital Gray Cancer Center
Hartford, CT 06106
Justin Van Backer

4.9

Thoracic Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute - New Britain, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiology
New Britain, CT 06053
More Locations
Meriden, CT 06451
Daniel Walker

5

Thoracic Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
Brian Whang

4.9

Thoracic Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at St. Vincent's Medical Center - Thoracic Surgery
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Jennifer Worth

4.8

Thoracic Surgery

Medical Group Backus Medical Office Building
Norwich, CT 06360
More Locations
Waterford, CT 06385

Thoracic Cancers

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