Kershen, Richard Todd, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Richard Todd Kershen, MD

Urology

Location Information

About Richard Todd Kershen, MD

  • Gender
    Male
  • Languages
    English
    Spanish
    Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L)
  • Specialties
    Accepting New Patients

    Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Urology, Urogynecology

  • Areas of Expertise
    Advance Male Sling, Artificial Urinary Sphincter, Bladder Retraining, Botox, Cystocele, Erectile Dysfunction, Fecal Incontinence, Female Urinary Incontinence, Female Urology, Fistulas, Incontinence, Male Incontinence, Male Stress Incontinence, Men's Health, Men's Health and Sexual Function, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neurogenic Bladder, Neuromodulation, Overactive Bladder, Painful Bladder Syndrome, Pelvic Health and Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Post-Prostatectomy, Prolapse, Rectocele, Robotic Surgery, Stress Urinary Incontinence, Urethral Diverticulum, Urethral Strictures, Urethroplasty, Urge Incontinence, Urge Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Urodynamic Testing, Vaginal Bulge, Vaginal Mesh Complications, Vaginal Prolapse

Education

  • FellowshipChildren's Hospital (Boston)
    Baylor College of Medicine

    InternshipBoston University Medical Center

    Medical SchoolAlbert Einstein School of Medicine

    ResidencyBoston University School of Medicine

  • Faculty Appointments

    University of Vermont College of Medicine, Associate Professor
    University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Assistant Professor

Bio

Dr. Richard Kershen, a Board Certified Urologic Surgeon with sub-specialty fellowship certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and expertise in urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction and reconstructive pelvic surgery in both women and men.

Prior to joining Hartford Healthcare, Dr. Kershen practiced at the University of Vermont College of Medicine where he served as clinician, researcher, and educator at the Associate Professor level in the Department of Surgery/Division of Urology. In Vermont, he pioneered the development of, and served as Medical Director for Fletcher Allen Hospital’s Continence Center, the first multi-disciplinary center for the treatment of male and female pelvic disorders in New England.

Dr. Kershen completed his Residency in Urologic Surgery at The Boston University School of Medicine followed by a two-year Fellowship in Female Urology, Voiding Dysfunction, Neurourology and Urodynamics at The Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Kershen is well published in scientific and medical journals and has presented original research at national and international conferences. He has participated in numerous clinical trials including studies of botulinum toxin (Botox) for the treatment of overactive bladder as well as novel inject-able urethral bulking agents for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence. His most recent research has involved understanding lower urinary tract dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease as well as the prevention and treatment of complications related to vaginal mesh.

Dr. Kershen is a member of the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction, the International Continence Society, the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons, the American Urological Association and the New England Section of the AUA.

He prides himself on providing expert and compassionate care to his patients.

Media

Richard Todd Kershen, MD News

February 02, 2022

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Insurance

Aetna, Anthem, BCBS Medicare, CarePartners of Connecticut, Cigna Healthcare, Colonial Cooperative Care, Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc., Connecticare, Connecticare Commercial, Connecticare Medicare, Corvel, Coventry, Essence Healthcare, Evercare, First Health Group Corp., Focus, Harvard Pilgrim, Health Connecticut, Health Direct, Health New England, Healthy Connecticut, HMC/ Northeast Healthcare, Multiplan, Northeast Health Direct, One Health Plan/ Great-West Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Prime Health Services, Private Health Care Systems, Inc., Senior Whole Health, United Healthcare, WellCare of Connecticut, Inc.
This information is subject to change at any time. Please check with your insurance provider before scheduling your appointment or receiving services to confirm they are a participating member of the Hartford HealthCare network.
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