Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute Team

A World-Class, Interdisciplinary Team of Sub-Specialists

Unlike a general urology program, Tallwood physicians are fellowship trained sub-specialists, so you get the best of the best. You get access to doctors who sub-specialize in your particular urology or kidney problems, and you have a complete care team that works together across any disciplines you need.

The interdisciplinary team approach to patient care at the Tallwood Institute sets us apart from other urology and kidney care services in the area.

Our fellowship trained urologists cover specialty areas including: General Urology, Men’s Health & Sexual Function, Pelvic Health & Incontinence, Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney StonesUrogynecology and Urologic Cancer, along with a wide range of conditions and treatments including:

Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute Leadership


Steven J. Shichman, MDSteven J. Shichman, MD, Medical Director, Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute

Medical Director, Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute

A board-certified urologist, Dr. Shichman specializes in robotic surgery, renal cancer and adrenal disorders. Following his education and work experience as a chemical engineer, Dr. Shichman earned his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 1986. He completed his General Surgery and Urology training at the University of Connecticut as well. He also completed a fellowship in Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery at New York Hospital and Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Shichman serves as an associate clinical professor at the UConn School of Medicine.

Dr. Shichman is a pioneer in urologic minimally invasive surgery and is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the field. He has one of the largest experiences in the country performing laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic and hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy and robotic partial nephrectomy. As a course director for the American Urological Association postgraduate courses from 1999 to 2013 he has taught laparoscopic techniques to over 1,200 urologists from around the world. Dr. Shichman has been recognized as one of Connecticut’s top doctors in urology by Connecticut Magazine and Hartford Magazine. Over the past twenty years,

Dr. Shichman has helped develop the Hartford Hospital’s Department of Urology’s nationally and internationally recognized reputation for innovation in laparoscopic and robotic surgery. His department has hosted numerous post-graduate courses in minimally invasive surgery, including national symposiums on robotic urologic surgery.

Dr. Shichman is also the Executive Director of Hartford Hospital’s Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation – “CESI”. CESI is one of the country’s largest and most comprehensive medical simulation training centers.

Dr. Shichman has been affiliated with Hartford Hospital (and subsequently Hartford HealthCare) since 1993. He sees patients at Hartford Hospital as well as Hartford HealthCare Medical Group (HHC MG) offices in Hartford and Avon.


Jan Ruderman, Director, Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology and Kidney InstituteJan Ruderman

Director, Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute

In her role as director, Ms. Ruderman partners with physician leaders to identify and address opportunities to improve the quality of care provided to Tallwood patients. She does this by co-leading disease management teams, which focus on the delivery of evidence-based medicine, patient education, community education and process improvement.

She has been with Hartford HealthCare since 1997, in a variety of leadership roles in operations and quality/process improvement. They include director of rehabilitation for HHC at Home, vice president of quality for the Rehabilitation Network and business architect for the design of the Institute Model that is being deployed throughout the system.

Jan has a master's degree in business administration, with a focus on healthcare, and a bachelor's degree from Tufts University. She is also trained in Lean management.

Meet our Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute Providers:

Name Specialties Location
Allen, Richard Stephen, MD
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
  • Meriden
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Bacay, Angelito Cura, MD
860.872.8563
  • Nephrology
  • Vernon
  • Willimantic
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Benevides, Sheri-Ryan Anne, APRN
860.947.8500
  • Urologic Surgery
  • Glastonbury
Bieniek, Jared M., MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
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Brown, Colleen Marie, APRN
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Avon
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Chafouleas, Eleas J., MD
860.872.8563
  • Nephrology
  • Vernon
  • Willimantic
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Crawley, David F., MD
860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
D'Amato, Abram Cooper, MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Farmington
  • Manchester
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DiStefano, Anthony Joseph, MD
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Urologic Oncology
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  • Manchester
Dorin, Ryan P., MD
860.223.0800
  • Urology
  • Plainville
  • Bristol
  • Meriden
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Fraser, Richard Arnold, MD
860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
Friedman, Franklin Paul, MD
860.886.1956
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology
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  • Norwich
Gannon, Shanna M., PA-C
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • West Hartford
  • Plainville
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Glenney, Sandra F., APRN, RNFA
860.866.1956
  • Urology
  • Norwich
Grabon, Nina Marie, APRN
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Manchester
  • Hartford
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Graydon, R. James, MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Avon
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Griffith, John James, MD
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Manchester
Kershen, Richard Todd, MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reconstructive Urology
  • Urogynecology
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  • West Hartford
  • Plainville
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Kesler, Stuart S., MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Avon
  • Hartford
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LaSala, Christine Ann, MD, FACS, FACOG, FFPMRS
860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
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Loughery, Erin Marie, APRN, DNP, RNFA
860.886.1956
  • Urology
  • Norwich
McLeod, Brian Scott, MD
860.564.9250
  • Urology
  • Urologic Oncology
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  • Plainfield
Mellen, Colleen E., APRN
860.972.4338
  • Urogynecology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
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  • Hartford
Meraney, Anoop Mohan, MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
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Milite, Claudio Pio, MD
860.872.8563
  • Nephrology
  • Vernon
  • Willimantic
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Morgenstern, Jeffrey H., MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Glastonbury
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Peters-Gee, Jill Marie, MD
860.678.7300
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
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Pyo, Paul, MD
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
  • Prospect
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Quinn, Anthony Dennis, MD, FACS
860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
Rasool, Altaf, MD
860.367.0087
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Uncasville
Rosenberg, David Jeremy, MD
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Manchester
Samson, Wilner, MD
860.621.6704
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
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  • Southington
Schoenberger, Steven Harris, MD, FACS
860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
Shichman, Steven Jon, MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Avon
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Singh, Joseph Udai, MD
860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Enfield
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Stahl, Brandon Christopher, MD
860.886.1956
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology
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  • Norwich
Staley, Thomas Edgar, MD
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Waterford
Steinberg, Adam C., DO, FACS, FACOG, FFPMRS
860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
  • West Hartford
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Tagliavini, Christopher C., PA-C
860.223.0800
  • Urology
  • Plainville
Tarantino, Arthur Edgar, MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Glastonbury
  • Avon
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Tremaglio, Joseph M., MD
860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
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Tulikangas, Paul Kevin, MD, FACOG, FACS, FFPMRS
860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
  • West Hartford
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Tunitsky-Bitton, Elena, MD, FACOG, FFPMRS
860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
  • West Hartford
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Vichot, Alfred A., MD, FACP
860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Wethersfield
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Wagner, Joseph Robert, MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Wong, Jean F., MD
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
Ye, Cheri (Xiaoyi), MD
860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Hartford
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Yu, Stephen C., MD
860.223.0800
  • Urology
  • Bristol