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Lawrence, Camelia, MD, FACS

Director of Breast Surgery, The Hospital of Central Connecticut and MidState Medical Center





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
  • Breast Surgery

Areas of Expertise
Axilla Management, Breast Cancer Prevention, Breast Cancer Research, Breast Disease, Breast Health, Hidden Scar Breast Surgery, High Risk Patients, Nipple Sparing Mastectomy, Oncologic Plastic Surgery

Hospitals and Organizations

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
  • MidState Medical Center
  • The Hospital of Central Connecticut
  • Hartford Hospital
  • Integrated Care Partners


John Wayne Cancer Institute ‐ Breast - Surgical Oncology

Medical School
Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College ‐ General Surgery


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Dr.Lawrence was great.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Lawrence is a brilliant doctor. She is an expert in her field - always considerate to patient needs, concerns and fears. She takes the time when needed to make each person feel heard. She provides the best treatment for each patient - myself included, based on facts, not patient fears. Always a plus!

5 out of 5 stars

Dr was Very Respectful of My Input and Opinions. Very Brilliant and Kind.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Lawrence is a terrific surgeon and I recommend her to everyone I know!

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Lawrence is wonderful.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Camelia Lawrence is excellent. I travel over 4 hours from Upstate New York each way for my appointment with her. She is worth every mile I drive. She comes with my highest recommendations.

5 out of 5 stars

I highly recommend Dr Lawrence!

5 out of 5 stars

They make you feel comfortable and answer any questions you may have.


Camelia Lawrence, MD, FACS, is a breast surgeon with the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute. She is a member of The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Breast Center team.

Board-certified in surgery and fellowship-trained in advanced breast cancer surgery, she specializes in benign and malignant breast disease.

Dr. Lawrence has more than 13 years of experience in breast surgery, including reconstructive and plastic surgeries.

Before joining the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, she practiced at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport.

She has been recognized numerous times for her work in the field of breast care, including being a 2017 “Women Leading the Way” honoree from the American Cancer Society, a 2017 “Doctor of Distinction” by the Fairfield County Business Journal; a Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Achievement Award recipient; a Susan G. Komen “More than Pink” honoree; and received the “Dr. Kenneth Woodward Memorial Award” in recognition for improving the health status of under-served patients.

She earned her medical degree from the Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, completed her General Surgery Residency from the Western Medical Center/New York Medical College, and (Breast) Surgical Oncology Fellowship from the John Wayne Cancer Institute.

Dr. Lawrence joins a talented team of providers including Elizabeth Riordan, MD, Leah Bassin, MD, and Katherine Del Prato, APRN. Along with fellow providers and support staff, she is dedicated to providing attentive, personalized care and guidance throughout the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer on into survivor-ship and recovery.

Dr. Lawrence’s office is at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, 201 North Mountain Road, Suite 102, Plainville. To make an appointment or for more information, please call 860-224-5416.



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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.