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:

Name Specialties Location
Alekshun, Todd Joseph, MD 860.972.4183
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Avon
  • Tolland
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Boyd, Timothy Stephen, MD 860.972.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hartford
Chu, Benjamin, MD
4.9 /5
119 surveys
860.249.6291
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Hartford
  • Willimantic
  • Willimantic
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Dailey, Mark Edward, MD
5.0 /5
217 surveys
860.249.6291
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Hartford
  • Willimantic
  • Willimantic
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Dowsett, Robert James, MD 860.545.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
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
141 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
255 surveys
860.621.9316
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Southington
  • Bristol
  • New Britain
  • Plainville
  • Southington
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Kachala, Stefan, MD, FACS
4.9 /5
73 surveys
860.696.4923
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • New Britain
  • Hartford
  • Meriden
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Kamradt, Jeffrey Michael, MD
4.9 /5
212 surveys
860.249.6291
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Hartford
  • Willimantic
  • Willimantic
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Katigbak, Mario Winn, MD
5.0 /5
164 surveys
860.696.4306
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Manchester
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Kratzer, Allan S., MD 203.694.8433
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Meriden
Lele, Uday Chintamani, MD
4.9 /5
172 surveys
203.238.7747
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Meriden
Leopold, Kenneth Albert, MD 860.972.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hartford
Oh, Steven Changsuk, MD 860.827.4161
  • Radiation Oncology
  • New Britain
Rutter, Charles E., MD 860.972.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hartford

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