Schipper, Bret Mitchell, MD, FACS, CPE
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Bret Mitchell Schipper, MD, FACS, CPE

Surgical Oncology
4.9 / 5

Location Information

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital Department of Surgical Oncology
    85 Seymour Street Suite 700
    Hartford, CT 06106


    Fax: 860.696.2050

  • Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute - New Britain
    183 North Mountain Road 2nd Floor
    New Britain, CT 06053


    Fax: 860.223.0132

About Bret Mitchell Schipper, MD, FACS, CPE

  • Title
    Chief, Surgical Oncology, Hartford & Central Region; Co-Physician-in-Chief, Hartford HealthCare Digestive Health Institute; Director, Oncologic Surgery, HHC Cancer Institute
  • Gender
  • Language
    Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L)
  • Specialties
    Accepting New Patients

    Surgical Oncology, General Surgery

  • Areas of Expertise
    Appendectomy, Biliary Disease, Biliary Surgery, Cancer of the Small Intestine, Cancer Screening, Cholangiocarcinoma, Cholecystectomy, Complex Bile Duct Repair and Reconstruction, End Stage Pancreas Disease, Foregut Surgery, Gallbladder Cancer, Gallbladder Surgery, Gastric Cancers, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Intestinal Surgery, Laparoscopic Foregut Surgery, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Liver Cancer, Liver Surgery, Liver Transplantation, Liver Tumors, Melanoma, Minimally Invasive Foregut Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pancreas Disease, Pancreas Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreatitis, Radiofrequency Ablation, Robotic Surgery, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Whipple Procedure


  • FellowshipUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    InternshipSUNY Upstate

    Medical SchoolRoss University School of Medicine

    ResidencyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    UndergraduateUniversity of Florida

  • Faculty Appointments

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

  • Professional Organizations

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


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.


Aetna, Anthem, CarePartners of Connecticut, 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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