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

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.

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

Vice President, Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute

In her role as vice president of Hartford HealthCare’s Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute, Jan is responsible for engaging stakeholders from across Hartford HealthCare’s continuum of care to fulfill our vision of being nationally respected for excellence in patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care. She oversees and drives strategic initiatives of the Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute to improve quality, reduce cost and ineffiencies and enhance the patient experience.

Jan was an architect in the development of our institute model, which redesigned our healthcare delivery model to better coordinate care with evidence based, system wide standards of care. Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute is one of six Hartford HealthCare institutes which organizes care around diseases and patient needs, rather than siloed departments seen in traditional care delivery models.

Jan has a master’s degree in business administration with a focus on healthcare and a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Tufts University. During her 20-plus years at Hartford HealthCare, she has held a variety of leadership roles in operations, quality and process improvement.


Meet our Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute Providers:

Name Specialties Location
Allen, Richard Stephen, MD 203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
Anaedo, Helen Ifeyinwa, MD 860.696.2240
  • Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Farmington
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
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Archer-Goode, Corlis Luisa, MD 860.826.4453
  • Urology
  • New Britain
  • Newington
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Armm, Milton Frank, MD 203.338.8760
  • Urology
  • Bridgeport
Bacay, Angelito Cura, MD 860.872.8563
  • Nephrology
  • Vernon
  • Willimantic
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Benevides, Sheri-Ryan Anne, APRN 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Waterford
Benson, Scott Marshall, DO 860.522.2377
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Hartford
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Bieniek, Jared M., MD 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
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Blanco, Marta Delosange, MD 860.344.8606
  • Nephrology
  • Middletown
  • Essex
  • Meriden
  • Meriden
  • Middletown
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Bundy, Robert Joseph, MD 860.456.7279
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
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  • Willimantic
Caminiti, Stephanie, APRN 860.947.8500
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Hartford
  • Farmington
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Carley, Matthew Donald, MD 860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
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Casillas-Romero, Sergio Rafael, MD 860.204.9126
  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
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  • Norwich
  • Waterford
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Ceplenski, Paul John, MD 860.826.4453
  • Urology
  • New Britain
Chafouleas, Eleas J., MD 860.872.8563
  • Nephrology
  • Vernon
  • Willimantic
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Chang, Johnny, MD 860.496.8990
  • Urology
  • Torrington
Chaudhry, Waseem, MD 860.972.1793
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
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Chughtai, Irfan Saeed, MD 203.237.6700
  • Nephrology
  • Meriden
  • Wallingford
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Cooper, Raphael Mason, MD 860.826.4453
  • Urology
  • New Britain
Crawley, David F., MD 860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
  • Norwich
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Curley, Timothy Michael, DO 860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
  • Wethersfield
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D'Amato, Abram Cooper, MD 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Farmington
  • Manchester
  • West Hartford
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Devanney, James Francis, MD 860.496.8990
  • Urology
  • Torrington
DiStefano, Anthony Joseph, MD 860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Urologic Oncology
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  • Manchester
Dorin, Ryan P., MD, FACS 860.348.2500
  • Urology
  • Urologic Oncology
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  • Plainville
  • Bristol
  • Meriden
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Drewa-Tower, Maryjane, APRN 860.892.6906
  • Endocrinology
  • Norwich
Everhart-Caye, Maria Anne, MD 860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Wethersfield
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Faucher-Charles, Claudette G., APRN 860.889.8331
  • Internal Medicine
  • Norwich
Ford, Peter A., APRN 833.861.5433
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Glastonbury
  • Farmington
  • Meriden
  • Southington
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Gannon, Shanna M., PA-C 860.348.2500
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Plainville
Glenney, Sandra F., APRN, DNP, RNFA 860.886.1956
  • Urology
  • Norwich
Gong, Yuhong, MD, PhD 860.892.6906
  • Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Norwich
Grabon, Nina Marie, APRN 860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Manchester
  • Hartford
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Graydon, R., MD 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Avon
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Griffith, John James, MD 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Plainville
  • Southington
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Hong, Cornelio Robin, MD 860.887.7421
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Norwich
James, Evette Natasha, APRN 860.886.1956
  • Urology
  • Norwich
Jordan, Jenna Suzanne, APRN 860.947.8500
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Hartford
Kegel, Jeffrey Glen, MD, FACC, FACP 860.456.2898
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Willimantic
Kershen, Richard Todd, MD 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reconstructive Urology
  • Urogynecology
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  • West Hartford
Kesler, Stuart S., MD 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Avon
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Kutz, Stephen M., MD, FACC 401.596.4499
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Westerly
  • Mystic
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Lane, Thomas Joseph, MD, FACP 833.861.5433
  • Internal Medicine
  • Farmington
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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Laskoski, Colleen, APRN 860.678.5700
  • Urology
  • Glastonbury
  • Hartford
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Laut, Jeffrey Marc, MD 860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Hartford
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Leung, Cynthia Puisan, MD 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Avon
  • Hartford
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Loughery, Erin Marie, APRN 860.886.1956
  • Urology
  • Norwich
McLeod, Brian Scott, MD 860.564.9250
  • Urology
  • 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
  • Manchester
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Miano, Alexander Paul, MD 860.823.6322
  • Psychiatry
  • Norwich
Milite, Claudio Pio, MD 860.872.8563
  • Nephrology
  • Vernon
  • Willimantic
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Miner, David Joseph, MD 860.344.8606
  • Nephrology
  • Middletown
  • Meriden
  • Middletown
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Negulescu, Mihaela Olivia, MD 860.367.0087
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Uncasville
O'Brien, Keith Richard, MD 203.338.8760
  • Urology
  • Bridgeport
Oder, Terrence Frederic, MD, ABIHM 860.522.2377
  • Nephrology
  • Integrative / Holistic Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Peter, Thomas Christopher, MD 860.367.0087
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Uncasville
Peters-Gee, Jill Marie, MD 860.678.7300
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
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Pilzek, Anna L., MD 860.972.4338
  • Urogynecology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
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  • Glastonbury
  • Hartford
  • Norwich
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Post, Jarrod Bret, MD 860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Wethersfield
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Pratt, Daniela Canevari, PA-C 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
Pyo, Paul, MD 203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
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Quinn, Anthony Dennis, MD, FACS 860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
  • Norwich
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Qureshi, Mohammed Ahmed, MD, FACP 860.889.8331
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Norwich
Radu, Olimpia Antonela, MD 860.886.1862
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
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  • Norwich
Ranta, Jeffrey Alan, MD 203.338.8760
  • Urology
  • Bridgeport
  • Stamford
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Rasool, Altaf, MD 860.889.8331
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Norwich
Rosenberg, David Jeremy, MD 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Manchester
Russo, Rebecca Louise, APRN, DNP, FNP-C 860.564.9250
  • Urology
  • Plainfield
Sabino, Ila, PhD 860.678.5700
  • Psychology
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Samat, Aashish Gopaldas, MD 860.224.5672
  • Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Southington
  • Farmington
  • Farmington
  • New Britain
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Shichman, Steven Jon, MD 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Bridgeport
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Singh, Joseph Udai, MD 860.972.4219
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Enfield
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Singh, Mamta, MD 860.423.9764
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Willimantic
Stahl, Brandon Christopher, MD 860.886.1956
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology
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  • Norwich
Stein, Joshua Aaron, MD 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Manchester
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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Szczepanczyk, Karina, MD 860.892.6906
  • Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Norwich
Tagliavini, Christopher C., PA-C 860.348.2500
  • Urology
  • Plainville
Tarantino, Arthur Edgar, MD 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Glastonbury
  • Farmington
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Telsey, Jonathan Ian, MD, FACS 860.886.1956
  • Urologic Surgery
  • Urology
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  • Norwich
  • Waterford
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Tishler, Darren Scott, MD, FACS, FASMBS 860.246.2071
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Glastonbury
  • Enfield
  • Farmington
  • Manchester
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Tray, Kory A., MD 860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Wethersfield
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Tremaglio, Joseph M., MD 860.972.4219
  • 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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Umashanker, Devika, MD 833.861.5433
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Farmington
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
  • Meriden
  • Southington
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Vichot, Alfred A., MD, FACP 860.972.4219
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Wethersfield
Wagner, Joseph Robert, MD 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
  • Manchester
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Weisman, Kenneth Martin, MD 860.348.2500
  • Urology
  • Plainville
  • Bristol
  • Southington
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Wong, Jean F., MD 203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
Ye, Xiaoyi, MD 860.972.4219
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
Young, Ricardo, MD, FASMBS 860.425.8740
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Norwich
Yu, Stephen C., MD 860.496.8990
  • Urology
  • Thomaston