About the Department
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Infectious Disease/Allergy
  • Nephrology
  • Palliative Care
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatology
  • Transplant Medicine 
The Department of Medicine offers a wide range of high quality services for patients and educational offerings for caregivers. State of the art technology is coupled with a long tradition of competent, collaborative care to manage episodes of illness as well as to promote health and wellness.
Primary care and specialty services are provided in the offices of over 370 active staff physicians and the Adult Ambulatory Center in the Brownstone Building.
The Integrated Internal Medicine Residency trains caring, capable internal medicine physicians and is the cornerstone of graduate and continuing medical education programs. Clinical research is conducted by clinical faculty and housestaff in cancer, cardiology, critical care, infectious diseases, and related fields.
In addition to the medical specialty services listed at right, programs in critical care and HIV disease round out the menu of patient-centered/quality & safety driven care, and research and education.
Department Leadership
Ajay Kumar, MD, FACP, SFHM
Peruvamba R. Venkatesh, MD
Cenegundo Vergara, MD
Jeffrey Robbins, MD
Joshua Croen, MD
Jason Jacob, MD
Robert Gionfriddo, DO
Padmanabhan Premkumar, MD
Ralph Salvietti, MD
Meghan Train, DO
Joel Wilken, DO
Cardiology: Paul D. Thompson, MD
Dermatology: Lisa C. Kugelman, MD, FAAD
Endocrinology/Diabetes: Robert Oberstein, MD
Gastroenterology: Jeffry M. Nestler, MD
General Internal Medicine: David F. Mintell, MD
Geriatric Medicine: Robert S. Dicks, MD
Infectious Disease/Allergy: Jack W. Ross, MD
Hematology/Oncology: Peter K. Schauer, MD, FACP
Hospital Medicine: Mitch McClure, MD
Nephrology: Maria Everhart-Caye, MD
Palliative Medicine: Ross Albert, MD, FACP
Pulmonary Disease: J. Samuel Pope, MD
Rheumatology: Christopher J. Scola, MD
Transplant Medicine: Patricia Sheiner, MD
Active Medical Staff

Hospital Medicine
Doctor Name & Department Physician Group, Practice
& Office Locations
Main Location
& Phone
Glenys Z Merette De La Rosa, MD
Hospital Medicine
Starling Physicians Hartford
(860) 972-0549
Syed Johar Naqvi, MD
Hospital Medicine
Internal Medicine
Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Hartford
(860) 545-7596
Jacqueline April Rheiner, DO
Hospital Medicine
Starling Physicians Hartford
(860) 972-0549