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Omar E. Eton, MD, FACP

Medical Director, Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center

4.9 /5
64 surveys


Hartford HealthCare Medical Group


Medical Oncology, Board Certified < Accepting new patients for this specialty
Internal Medicine, Board Certified < Not accepting new patients for this specialty

Areas of Interest

Immunotherapy, Melanoma, Phase 1 Clinical Trials, Signal Transduction, Skin Cancer, Translational Research

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Office Locations

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital Department of Surgical Oncology

    85 Seymour Street
    Suite 700
    Hartford, CT 06106
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    Phone: 860.524.2723
    Fax: 860.696.2050

  • Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute - New Britain, Gynecologic Oncology

    The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut is transforming the delivery of cancer care to patients across central Connecticut and beyond. This spacious and welcoming facility that opened in spring 2015 is bringing leading-edge cancer care in a warm, compassionate setting. The goal behind everything we do is to make the journey of care as easy as possible. We offer a wide variety of comforts and amenities designed to reduce the anxiety and fear that often comes with a cancer diagnosis. All patients who walk through our doors are greeted by a team of patient ambassadors who answer any questions and help guide patients to the areas where they need to go for care. The Cancer Institute also features the latest advances in treatment and technology in a warm and welcoming environment. Here are some of the highlights of the expansive facility on the Plainville-New Britain town line: The new center is part of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, which is the charter member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance . MSK is the premier cancer center in the country, and treatment standards within the Hartford HealthCare Institute are aligned with MSK. Patients also have access to MSK’s world renowned clinical research trials and protocols. Over 100,000 square feet of clinical and medical office space focused on the cancer care needs of the Greater New Britain community, making it easily the largest facility dedicated to cancer care in the region. Comprehensive breast health center that will feature full-service care for breast cancer patients, from diagnosis to treatment to survivor-ship. State-of-the-art radiation therapy featuring the most advanced technology, including intensity modulated radiation therapy and Novalis radiosurgery. The latest in imaging technology, including MRI and PET-CT scanning. Our patient ambassador team is trained to do all the things, both big and small, that can help put patients and their families and loved ones at ease. Besides our ambassadors, we offer: Ample and convenient parking, including a drop-off space at the entrance to the cancer center. Music in the main entryway from a player piano as well as professional musicians. A warm, welcoming entry area that features a stone-inlaid fireplace and staircase. Numerous fireplaces situated in patient areas throughout the building. A serene reflection garden, with a walking path and a small pond, in the back of the building. An infusion center featuring private bays where patients can watch high-definition TV or look out the window to a sweeping view of the woods and walking path in the rear of the building. Music in the main entryway from a player piano as well as professional musicians.

    183 North Mountain Road
    Second Floor
    New Britain, CT 06053
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    Phone: 860.827.4180
    Fax: 860.223.0132


Omar Eton, MD, an expert with IL2 and cytokine-release syndrome management, arrived at Hartford HealthCare in 2017 as the Cancer Institute’s first medical director of melanoma and skin cancer, overseeing phase 1 trials and the immunotherapy program. He came with a rich work history in the field, starting with an immunology/oncology/hematology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center working with the team now leading MSK melanoma efforts. He is most known for “separating apples from oranges” in stage 4 disease prognostic subgroups, developing biochemotherapy, and running the first National Cancer Institute trial in melanoma – with the first response - for Gleevec, ultimately leading to its Food & Drug Administration approval for kit-mutated disease. During this time, he was a reservist with the US Air Force Medical Corps and was recalled for a year after 9/11. He then directed the phase 1 development of an aurora A kinase inhibitor for Millennium Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, MA, and joined a colleague at Boston University Medical Center, seeing patients with a broad array of oncology and hematology problems for seven years. He enjoys kayaking on the Charles River, hiking the Presidential range in NH, biking, and playing backgammon.



Medical School

  • New York University School of Medicine MD


  • Parkland Memorial Hospital, The University of Texas Southwestern, Internal Medicine


  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Oncology/Hematology/Immunology


  • Harvard College

Professional Organizations

American Society of Hematology
American Association of Cancer Research
Society for Melanoma Research
American Association for the Advancement of Science
New York Academy of Science
American College of Physicians
American Medical Association
Society of United States Air Force Flight Surgeons
Association of Military Surgeons of the United States
Texas Medical Association


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Insurance Accepted*

Aetna, Anthem, BCBS Medicare, CarePartners of Connecticut, Cigna Healthcare, Colonial Cooperative Care, Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc., Connecticare, Connecticare Commercial, Connecticare Medicare, Corvel, Coventry, Essence Healthcare, Evercare, First Health Group Corp., Focus, Harvard Pilgrim, Health Connecticut, Health Direct, Health New England, Healthy Connecticut, HMC/ Northeast Healthcare, Medspan Commercial, Medspan Medicare, Multiplan, Northeast Health Direct, One Health Plan/ Great-West Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Prime Health Services, Private Health Care Systems, Inc., Senior Whole Health, 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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