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

Vice President, Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute

In her role as VP, 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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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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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
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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Brown, Colleen Marie, APRN
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
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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
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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Cochran, Lynn Elizabeth, APRN
860.678.5700
  • Urology
  • Farmington
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
860.223.0800
  • Urology
  • Urologic Oncology
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  • Plainville
  • Bristol
  • Meriden
  • Meriden
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Drewa-Tower, Mary Jane, 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
860.246.2071
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Glastonbury
  • Farmington
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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
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • West Hartford
  • Plainville
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Ginsberg, Jay Marc, MD
860.367.0087
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Uncasville
Glenney, Sandra F., APRN, 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. James, MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Avon
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Griffith, John James, MD
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Manchester
  • Hartford
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Hong, Cornelio Robin, MD
860.887.7421
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Norwich
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
  • Plainville
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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
866.668.5070
  • Internal Medicine
  • Farmington
  • Farmington
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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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Laut, Jeffrey Marc, MD
860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Hartford
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Loughery, Erin Marie, APRN, DNP, RNFA
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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Morgenstern, Jeffrey H., MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Glastonbury
  • Avon
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Negulescu, Mihaela Olivia, MD
860.367.0087
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Uncasville
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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Post, Jarrod Bret, MD
860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Wethersfield
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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
  • Norwich
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Qureshi, Mohammad Ahmed, MD
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
Rasool, Altaf, MD
860.889.8331
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Norwich
Rice, Jenny Ann, PA-C
860.246.2071
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Glastonbury
Rosenberg, David Jeremy, MD
860.643.2731
  • 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
  • Southington
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Samson, Wilner, MD
860.621.6704
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
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  • Southington
Schoenberger, Steven Harris, MD, FACS
860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
Sharif, Mohammad, MD
203.237.6700
  • Nephrology
  • Meriden
  • Wallingford
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Shichman, Steven Jon, MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Avon
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Sibicky, Elizabeth R., APRN
860.892.6906
  • Endocrinology
  • Norwich
Singh, Joseph Udai, MD
860.241.0700
  • 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
860.826.4453
  • Urology
  • New Britain
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
860.223.0800
  • Urology
  • Plainville
Tarantino, Arthur Edgar, MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Glastonbury
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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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
  • 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
860.241.0700
  • 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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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
860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Wethersfield
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Wagner, Joseph Robert, MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
  • Manchester
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Wong, Jean F., MD
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
  • Meriden
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Ye, Cheri (Xiaoyi), MD
860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Hartford
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Young, Ricardo, MD, FASMBS
860.425.8740
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Norwich
Yu, Stephen C., MD
860.223.0800
  • Urology
  • Bristol