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Menendez, Alvaro, MD




English, French, Spanish

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).

Accepting New Patients
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology

Areas of Expertise
Breast Cancer, Cancer Prevention, High Risk Patients


Indiana University School of Medicine

Roger Williams Medical Center
Boston University School of Medicine

Medical School
Delgado University

Roger Williams Medical Center
Boston University School of Medicine

Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology, Member
  • American Society of Hematology, Member


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

My doctor, I say my because he's now my doctor Alvaro Menendez was so amazing. I came with so many concerns and felt feeling empowered and at a level of understanding. He was patient, polite and extremely informative. One of my best experiences in a long time

5 out of 5 stars

Dr.Menendez is very helpful. Also I worked with several nurses Ms. Sarah, Ms. Karlene, Kathleen and Karlene are very courteous.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Menendez is tops! Professional, respectful, and upbeat. I'd follow him if he ever decides to go elsewhere.

5 out of 5 stars

Answers questions and makes sure you understand how you feel and demonstrates in detail on dry/erase board. Make you feel that he is discussing with you not just telling you about you condition. Care provider is very caring and I would highly recommend him to others.

5 out of 5 stars

(Translated by Reputation) My experience I will very good s have gracias for all the care with me

(Original) Minha experincia vou muito boa s tenho gracias por todo o cuidado comigo

5 out of 5 stars

The care was excellent.

5 out of 5 stars

El Dr. It is an eminence, the professionalism shown in each consultation is valuable. Would recommend 100%

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Menendez focused his attention and care during my visit. He answers questions, provides encouragement and support. He and his team and the infusion center provide quality care for me.

5 out of 5 stars

Anyone that gets cancer, needs my provider as their own doctor. He is above outstanding and makes the recovery fun.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Menendez is very personable & caring. He knows my case & doesn't read off a computer screen. He makes me feel comfortable and answers any questions or concerns.

5 out of 5 stars

Your doctors, especially Dr. Menedez are great.

5 out of 5 stars

Hopefully the need to refer my friends to an oncologist is very slim.

5 out of 5 stars

I will alwsys reccomend Dr Menendez.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Menendez is thorough, caring and excellent at what he does. He cares and it shows.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Everyone are helpful and understanding. Being on time is also a plus


Dr. Alvaro Menendez is a hematologist and medical oncologist seeing patients at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Centers at Hartford and Windham hospitals.

Board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, he is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology. His areas of interest include breast oncology, integrative medicine and disparities and minority oncology. He has conducted research into the benefits of massage to combat cancer pain, hypogonadism after chemotherapy and the use of complementary and alternative medicine with conventional oncology treatment.

Dr. Menendez, who is fluent in Spanish and French, is a graduate of Universidad Dr. Jose Matias Delgado in El Salvador, and completed his internship and residency through Brown University at Roger Williams Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Indiana University School of Medicine.



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