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Omar E. Eton, MD, FACP

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

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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

    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

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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