Jennifer M. Kapo, MD


Geriatric Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine

Conditions & Treatments

Geriatric Medicine, Medical Oncology, Palliative Care

(203) 200-2725
Accepting New Patients


Jennifer Kapo, MD, director of Yale Cancer Center’s Palliative Care Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital, dedicates her life to helping people diagnosed with serious illnesses. Through careful listening, she provides comforting care, always keeping the individual’s life goals in mind.

She enjoys being part of a team that provides the support patients and families need when experiencing a serious illness—from diagnosis through end of life. Dr. Kapo helps ease pain, suffering and stress through medical interventions and by providing access to psycho-social support, parenting help, spiritual services and financial counseling as needed (and on a case-by-case basis) because every cancer patient’s needs and experience are unique.

“What we also try to do in palliative medicine is to the support the oncologist, patient and their family in having difficult conversations about the medical condition in a gentle, informative way so that patients actually feel more supported after having these conversations,” Dr. Kapo says.

Research shows that patients and families desire all information—both good and bad—about their condition, says Dr. Kapo, who is also an associate professor of geriatrics at Yale School of Medicine. She makes it her mission to provide this information accurately and in such a way that families can still access what they need most during a trying time: hope. 





Affiliated With

Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale Medicine


Smilow Cancer Hospital

35 Park St.
New Haven, CT 06519

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Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(203) 200-2099

333 Cedar St, New Haven, CT, 06520

333 Cedar St
New Haven, CT 06520

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(203) 785-3712

20 York St, New Haven, CT, 06510

20 York St
New Haven, CT 06510

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(203) 200-2099

Education & Training


University of Pennsylvania Medical School


University of Colorado


University of Pennsylvania

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare