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 Stones, Urogynecology and Urologic Cancer, along with a wide range of conditions and treatments including:


Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute Leadership

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

Steven J. Shichman, MD

Physician-in-Chief, 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 went on to complete both his medical degree and his General Surgery and Urology residency at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Shichman pursued advanced training at New York Hospital and Cornell Medical Center where he completed his fellowship in Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery.

Dr. Shichman is a pioneer in urologic minimally invasive surgery and is recognized internationally as a leader in the field. He is among the country’s most experienced surgeons in laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic and robotic partial nephrectomy. As a course director for the American Urological Association postgraduate courses from 1998 to 2013, he 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-five years, Dr. Shichman has been instrumental in advancing Hartford HealthCare’s international reputation for innovation in laparoscopic and robotic urologic surgery. Under his leadership, Hartford HealthCare 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 which is recognized as one of the largest and most comprehensive medical simulation training complexes in the United States.

Dino Costanzo

Dino Costanzo

Interim Vice President of Operations, Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute

As administrative lead of the Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute, Costanzo partners with clinical, practice and organizational leaders to drive strategic initiatives across the system. Costanzo is responsible for advancing institute priorities to enhance access, affordability, equity and excellence to realize Hartford HealthCare’s vision of being nationally respected and most trusted for personalized, coordinated care.

Costanzo received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Connecticut and began his career in cardiac rehabilitation as a clinical exercise physiologist. Costanzo joined The Hospital of Central Connecticut in 1995 and was responsible for developing and leading a number of service lines related to cardiometabolic health and disease prevention. Costanzo would later move to Integrated Care Partners within Hartford HealthCare’s population health care network before joining Tallwood in 2018 where he served as the institute’s Senior Director of Program Development and Clinical Integration and more recently as the institute’s Vice President of Operations.


Meet our Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute Providers:

Christina Abavana

 

Sleep Medicine

Medical Group The Ayer Neuroscience Institute
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Milford, CT 06461
David Ahlborn

 

Urologic Oncology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute at St. Vincent's Medical Center
Bridgeport, CT 06606
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Milford, CT 06461
Wilton, CT 06897
Eric Alter

 

Cardiovascular Medicine

Cardiology Associates of Fairfield County, LLC
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Milford, CT 06461
Stratford, CT 06614
Fairfield, CT 06824
Helen Anaedo

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Endocrinology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter
Farmington, CT 06032
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Glastonbury, CT 06033
Farmington, CT 06032
Matthew Beamer

 

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute
Wilton, CT 06897
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Stamford, CT 06905
Sheri-Ryan Benevides

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Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute
Waterford, CT 06385
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Waterford, CT 06385
Scott Benson

 

Nephrology

Starling Physicians at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
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Hartford, CT 06120
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Jeffrey Berman

 

Interventional Cardiology

Cardiology Associates of Fairfield County, LLC
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Fairfield, CT 06824
Jared Bieniek

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Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Men's Health
Farmington, CT 06032
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Glastonbury, CT 06033
Fairfield, CT 06824
Stephanie Caminiti

4.90000009536743

Urologic Oncology

Medical Group Tallwood Men's Health
Farmington, CT 06032
Matthew Carley

 

Nephrology

Starling Physicians at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
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Avon, CT 06001
Sergio Casillas

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General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialty Care
Norwich, CT 06360
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Norwich, CT 06360
Waterford, CT 06385
Paul Ceplenski

 

Urology

Starling Physicians
New Britain, CT 06052
Johnny Chang

 

Urology

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Adult & Pediatric Urology
Torrington, CT 06790
Raxine Christie-Campbell

 

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute
Farmington, CT 06032
Irfan Chughtai

 

Nephrology

Connecticut Nephrology Associates, LLC
Meriden, CT 06451
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Wallingford, CT 06492
Raphael Cooper

 

Urology

Starling Physicians
New Britain, CT 06052
David Crawley

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Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Men’s Health
Waterford, CT 06385
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Norwich, CT 06360
Timothy Curley

 

Nephrology

Starling Physicians at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
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Farmington, CT 06032
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Wethersfield, CT 06109
James DeVanney

 

Urology

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Adult & Pediatric Urology
Torrington, CT 06790
Anthony DiStefano

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Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute
Manchester, CT 06040
Ryan Dorin

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Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute
Medical Arts Building
Plainville, CT 06062
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Meriden, CT 06451
Bristol, CT 06010
Eileen Dorney

 

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute at St. Vincent's Medical Center
Bridgeport, CT 06606
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Fairfield, CT 06824
Nicholas Dugan

 

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Shelton, CT 06484
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Milford, CT 06461
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Fairfield, CT 06824
Maria Everhart-Caye

 

Nephrology

Starling Physicians at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
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Wethersfield, CT 06109

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