Dr. Jessica Clement has joined the team of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute as a medical oncologist. She will see patients at the new Hartford HealthCare location in Manchester starting March 25.
Dr. Clement’s arrival is timed with the opening of a three-story medical facility in Manchester as part of the Cancer Institute’s plan to bring advanced oncology care close to home for people east of Hartford. The facility features a bright, airy infusion center, a rooftop patio for patients and families, a dedicated pharmacy and space for a variety of oncology specialists like Dr. Clement to see patients.
She will join other medical oncologists in Manchester. Also seeing patients there is Dr. Patricia DeFusco, the system-wide director of the Cancer Institute’s Breast Program, and Dr. Heather King, director of Breast Services in the Hartford region.
Dr. Clement has worked in Central Connecticut since 2010 at UConn Health. She graduated magna cum laude from Union College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in biology, and then earned a medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed an internship and residency in medicine through Harvard Medical School at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she was chief medical resident the final year. She also completed a clinical and research fellowship in hematology-oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess.
Dr. Clement is a prolific and enthusiastic researcher, having authored numerous articles in professional journals on the efficacy of various treatments for prostate, bladder and esophageal cancers, as well as the safe delivery of intra-cerebral spinal fluid chemotherapy and the impact of a pharmacist-led chemotherapy monitoring program for some prostate cancer patients. She has presented around the country on such topics as immune checkpoint inhibitors in genitourinary malignancies and the evolving treatment paradigm for oligometastatic prostate cancer patients.
Board-certified in internal medicine with subspecialty certification in hematology and medical oncology, Dr. Clement’s current research interests include immunotherapy in bladder cancer and researching other novel therapies. Her efforts as a clinician and researcher have earned her national attention. In 2017, she was named a fellow of the Association of American Medical Colleges Leadership Education and Development Certificate Program in the Northeast Group on Educational Affairs Cohort, and received Top Doc recognition from Connecticut Magazine for oncology/hematology.
Dr. Jessica Clement will be accepting patients at 376 Tolland Turnpike, Suite 201 in Manchester. Appointments can be made by calling 860.533.5830.