Dustin Walters, MD, Section Chief for Thoracic Surgery in the Department of Surgery at UConn Health (Tina Encarnacion/UConn Health Photo).

UConn Health Recruits Leader of Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Dustin Walters has been recruited to the Department of Surgery at UConn Health to launch a new program for thoracic surgical care and to grow it to world-class program heights.

BMT at UConn Health

UConn Health Begins Blood and Marrow Transplants

Dr. Kapil S. Meleveedu was recently recruited and has launched the new Blood and Marrow Transplant Program establishing a state-of-the-art Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at UConn John Dempsey Hospital.

Bill Holley celebrating

A Very ‘Holley Family’ Christmas, Now Cancer-Free

Connecticut Man Now Cancer Free Thanks to Powerful Immunotherapy Care He Received at the UConn Health Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center

Sights and scenes around the UConn Health John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington amongst the fall foliage at sunrise on Oct. 19, 2023.

UConn John Dempsey Hospital Receives the 2024 Women’s Choice Awards as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Eight Areas

The Women’s Choice Awards has named UConn John Dempsey Hospital as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety, Cancer Care, Stroke Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Breast Cancer, Mammogram Images, Women’s Services and Obstetrics

UConn Health Minute: Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is hard to detect because it generally doesn’t cause any symptoms. As UConn Health endocrine surgeon Giao Phan explains, it’s important to pay attention to changes in your neck or throat because if found early, most thyroid cancers are highly curable.

Grateful Patient Survives Lung Cancer Due to Early Detection

“UConn is my hospital of choice, and I cannot say enough about Dr. Ibrahim and his team.” - Chris Ambrose

Preventing Death from Lung Cancer is the Goal of the Lung Cancer Screening Program at UConn Health

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related death because so many patients are diagnosed at late stages when curing the disease is not possible. Many former and current tobacco users are unaware that a simple, annual low-dose CT scan can catch lung cancers early enough to achieve a cure. Dr. Ethan Bernstein and Dr. Electra Kaloudis, are in the process of evolving lung cancer screening at UConn Health into a subspecialized clinic that aims to reduce barriers to lung cancer screening.

Group portrait of staff wearing pink

UConn Health Wears Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A photo gallery of UConn Health staff from throughout the enterprise

UConn Health Nurse Beats Breast Cancer and Reminds Others to Get Their Mammogram

Shannon Egan, a nurse in the Internal Medicine Unit at UConn Health beat breast cancer because she found it early and now she advocates for others to make sure they get their annual mammogram. Early detection saves lives.

Dr. Kevin Staveley-O’Carroll Named Next UConn Health Chair of Surgery

Dr. Staveley-O’Carroll, an NIH-funded oncology surgeon-scientist, joins UConn this December.