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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


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

*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.

5 out of 5 stars

I can't say enough positive about the doctor. He listened to my concerns and cleared up any misinformation that had been given to me by another physician. Gave me enough time to discuss my issue and gave me a clear and concise plan going forward.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Schichman is outstanding in all respects.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Shichman took the time to explain my situation not only in words, but also by drawing a picture of my kidneys/kidney pelvis/ureter, etc., to explain my particular physiology. He carefully and thoughtfully explained future options if my condition were to worsen.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Shichman is very knowledgeable but also very compassionate and reassuring.

5 out of 5 stars

Was very sick and this doctor out of at 20 was was very caring, took his time and lessened my anxiety.

5 out of 5 stars

I've had some bad experiences with other doctors but here, I was treated with respect and I felt well listened to and understood. Dr Shichman has arranged for me to see all of his doctors including a new PCP. I will now be under the HHN umbrella. I'm very happy with the care I received and I'm looking forward to having all the doctors in "one place". If the service is anything like what I received with Dr Shichman and his staff then life will be so much easier. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to express my gratitude.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Shichman is awesome. I had normal concerns when first referred, but was put at ease by his professionalism and demeanor. I feel blessed to have been referred to him.

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.

5 out of 5 stars

Doctor Shichman is extremely knowledgeable yet compassionate and reassuring. He was my surgeon for a partial nephrectomy. I would recommend him to anyone.


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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