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Shichman, Steven Jon, MD

Physician-in-Chief, Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute





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).

Accepting New Patients
  • Urology

Areas of Expertise
Adrenal Tumors, Bladder Cancer, Brachytherapy, da Vinci Robotic Surgery, Endourology, Genitourinary Cancer, Genitourinary Surgery, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Penile Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Robotic Prostatectomy, Robotic Surgery, Testicular Cancer, Urologic Cancer


New York Hospital & Cornell Medical Center

Medical School
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

University of Connecticut School of Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

I drive 95 miles/each way for my visits. I think my loyalty shows my appreciation for the doctor/staff/and hospital.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Shichman, is, in a wait, the BEST. HHC is lurky to have him.

5 out of 5 stars

This was my initial visit with this PROVIDER and all went along smoothly professionally and to my liking.

4 out of 5 stars

Only spent less than 5 min. with doctor in room.

5 out of 5 stars

Only good experience, have mentioned his name to other people.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Great doctor. Very informative and caring. Explained everything clearly and concisely. Made path forward clear.

5 out of 5 stars

Always very attentive to my health, concerns and questions. I have 100% faith in his knowledge and experience.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Shichman is outstanding !

5 out of 5 stars

Great surgeon, very happy to be able to see him annually for the past 18 years since he removed a kidney & malignant tumor. Hope to be able to for many more years !!

5 out of 5 stars

Very good doctor, concerned about patients health

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent one on one visit with a great person. Also his support team is the best with Tessa in the lead.


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.



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