Hartford Specialists and Hartford Hospital are happy to welcome Dr. Richard Kershen, Urologic Surgeon. Dr. Kershen comes to us from 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 Clinical 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 is has participated in numerous clinical trials including studies of botulinum toxin (Botox) for the treatment of overactive bladder as well as novel injectable 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.
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