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:

Abavana, Christina, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.8 / 5
Sleep Medicine
HHC Institute
The Ayer Neuroscience Institute
111 Beach Road 1st Floor
Fairfield, CT 06824
More Locations
  • 205 Sub Way Suite 200
    Milford, CT 06461
  • 1262 Post Road
    Fairfield, CT 06824
Offers Video Medicine
Ahlborn, David, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.8 / 5
Urologic Oncology
HHC Institute
Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute at St. Vincent's Medical Center
2660 Main Street Suite 117
Bridgeport, CT 06606
More Locations
  • 60 Danbury Road Suite 101
    Wilton, CT 06410
  • 205 Sub Way Suite 200
    Milford, CT 06461
Offers Video Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine
HHC Institute
Cardiology Associates of Fairfield County, LLC
425 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
More Locations
  • 3272 Main Street
    Stratford, CT 06614
  • 205 Sub Way Suite 101
    Milford, CT 06461
  • 1262 Post Road
    Fairfield, CT 06824
Offers Video Medicine
Anaedo, Helen Ifeyinwa, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.9 / 5
Endocrinology
HHC Institute
Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter
406 Farmington Avenue 1st Floor
Farmington, CT 06032
More Locations
  • 330 Western Boulevard 2nd Floor
    Glastonbury, CT 06033
  • 10 Birdseye Road Suite 100
    Farmington, CT 06032
Offers Video Medicine
Urology
Starling Physicians
1 Lake Street
New Britain, CT 06052
More Locations
  • 375 Willard Avenue
    Newington, CT 06111
Offers Video Medicine
Armm, Milton Frank, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.6 / 5
Urology
HHC Institute
Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute at St. Vincent's Medical Center
2660 Main Street Suite 117
Bridgeport, CT 06606
More Locations
  • 60 Danbury Road Suite 101
    Wilton, CT 06410
Offers Video Medicine
Benevides, Sheri-Ryan Anne, APRN
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.8 / 5
Urology
HHC Institute
Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute
5 Dayton Road Suite 202
Waterford, CT 06385
Offers Video Medicine
Nephrology
HHC Institute
Starling Physicians at Hartford Hospital
85 Seymour Street Suite 900
Hartford, CT 06106
More Locations
  • 533 Cottage Grove Road
    Bloomfield, CT 06002
  • 3580 Main Street
    Hartford, CT 06120
Offers Video Medicine
Interventional Cardiology
HHC Institute
Cardiology Associates of Fairfield County, LLC
425 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
More Locations
  • 1262 Post Road
    Fairfield, CT 06824
Offers Video Medicine
Bieniek, Jared M., MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.9 / 5
Urology
HHC Institute
Tallwood Men's Health
10 Birdseye Road Suite 100
Farmington, CT 06032
More Locations
  • 7 Elm Street Suite 307
    Enfield, CT 06082
  • 330 Western Boulevard 2nd Floor
    Glastonbury, CT 06033
Offers Video Medicine
Nephrology
HHC Institute
MidState Nephrology Associates
85 Church Street
Middletown, CT 06457
More Locations
  • 100 Main Street Suite A
    Middletown, CT 06457
  • 35 Saybrook Road
    Essex, CT 06426
  • 455 Lewis Avenue Suite 106
    Meriden, CT 06451
  • 377 Research Parkway
    Meriden, CT 06450
Offers Video Medicine
Caminiti, Stephanie, APRN
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.9 / 5
Urologic Oncology
HHC Institute
Tallwood Men's Health
10 Birdseye Road Suite 100
Farmington, CT 06032
Offers Video Medicine
Cardenas, Celina Letica, APRN
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
5 / 5
Bariatric Medicine
HHC Institute
Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss Center
164 Otrobando Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
More Locations
  • 5 Dayton Road Suite 203
    Waterford, CT 06385
Offers Video Medicine
Nephrology
HHC Institute
Starling Physicians at Hartford Hospital
85 Seymour Street Suite 900
Hartford, CT 06106
More Locations
  • 100 Simsbury Road Suite 206
    Avon, CT 06001
Offers Video Medicine
Casillas-Romero, Sergio Rafael, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.8 / 5
General Surgery
HHC Institute
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
330 Washington Street Suite 410
Norwich, CT 06360
More Locations
  • 196 Parkway South Suite 201B
    Waterford, CT 06385
  • 326 Washington Street
    Norwich, CT 06360
Offers Video Medicine
Urology
Starling Physicians
1 Lake Street
New Britain, CT 06052
Offers Video Medicine
Cerino, Raymond, PA-C
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
Urology
HHC Institute
Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute at MidState Medical Center
455 Lewis Avenue Suite 210
Meriden, CT 06451
Offers Video Medicine
Urology
HHC Institute
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Adult & Pediatric Urology
538 Litchfield Street Suite 102
Torrington, CT 06790
Offers Video Medicine
Nephrology
HHC Institute
Connecticut Nephrology Associates, LLC
455 Lewis Avenue Suite 214
Meriden, CT 06451
More Locations
  • 720 North Main Street Extension Suite B
    Wallingford, CT 06492
Offers Video Medicine
Urology
Starling Physicians
1 Lake Street
New Britain, CT 06052
Offers Video Medicine
Crawley, David F., MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.8 / 5
Urology
HHC Institute
Tallwood Men’s Health
5 Dayton Road Suite 203
Waterford, CT 06385
More Locations
  • 330 Washington Street Suite 350
    Norwich, CT 06360
Offers Video Medicine
Nephrology
HHC Institute
Starling Physicians at Hartford Hospital
85 Seymour Street Suite 900
Hartford, CT 06106
More Locations
  • 1260 Silas Deane Highway Suite 105A
    Wethersfield, CT 06109
  • 533 Cottage Grove Road
    Bloomfield, CT 06002
  • 11 South Road Suite 240
    Farmington, CT 06032
Offers Video Medicine
D'Ambrosio, Susan E., PsyD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
Psychology
HHC Institute
Tallwood Men's Health
10 Birdseye Road Suite 100
Farmington, CT 06032
More Locations
  • 1262 Post Road
    Fairfield, CT 06824
Offers Video Medicine
Urology
HHC Institute
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Adult & Pediatric Urology
538 Litchfield Street Suite 102
Torrington, CT 06790
Offers Video Medicine
DiStefano, Anthony Joseph, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.8 / 5
Urology
HHC Institute
Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute
360 Tolland Turnpike Suite 3B
Manchester, CT 06040
Offers Video Medicine

Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute