Department of Urology

Program Description

Our training program, the Alan B. Retik Fellowship Program in Pediatric Urology, is a 3-year fellowship for one fellow per year. The first two years are dedicated to research and one of these is ACGME-accredited. Fellows can choose from a multitude of options, including clinical, basic, and translational research. In addition, we fully support master’s degrees at Harvard University, including Master of Public Health and Master of Education.  The third year is ACGME-accredited and devoted to clinical training. The department is staffed by eleven pediatric urologists.

Inpatient Clinical Volume:

  • 700 admissions per year
  • 1,200 consults per year
  • 2,800 surgical cases per year

Clinical Facilities:

• Inpatient services: Boston Children’s Hospital, Longwood (Boston)
• Outpatient locations: Boston Children’s Hospital, Longwood; Boston Children’s Hospital at Waltham

Clinical Faculty:

Carlos R. Estrada, Jr, MD, MBA – Urologist-in-Chief
Bartley G. Cilento, Jr, MD, MPH – Vice Chair, Clinical Operations & Program Director
Erin R. McNamara, MD, MPH – Associate Program Director
Richard S. Lee, MD – Vice Chair, Research

Stuart B. Bauer, MD
Joseph G. Borer, MD
Julia B. Finkelstein, MD, MPH
Michael P. Kurtz, MD, MPH
Caleb P. Nelson, MD, MPH – Director, Clinical Research
Siam Oottamasathien, MD
Alan B. Retik, MD – Chief Emeritus
Hsin-Hsiao Scott Wang, MD, MPH, MBAn
Richard N. Yu, MD, PhD
Jeanne S. Chow, MD – Uroradiology
Deborah R. Stein, MD – Nephrology

Urological Diseases Research Center:

Rosalyn M. Adam, PhD – Director, Basic Research
Ming Dong, PhD
John Froehlich, PhD
Jordan Kreidberg, MD, PhD
Valérie Schumacher, PhD

Residency Training Programs (4-6 residents on service):

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Lahey Clinic
  • Boston University Medical Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Pediatric Uroradiology Conference; weekly
  • Pediatric Urology Indications Conference; weekly
  • Pediatric Urology Grand Rounds; weekly
  • Walk Rounds; weekly
  • Campbell’s Club, Pediatric Urology; bi-weekly
  • Journal Club; monthly
  • Endocrine/Pediatric Urology joint conference; quarterly
  • Clinical Research Meeting; monthly
  • Health Services Research Work-in-Progress meeting; weekly
  • Laboratory Journal Club; bi-weekly
  • Laboratory Work-in-Progress meeting; weekly

Contact Information:

Jill Harris Tucker, Fellowship Program Manager
Boston Children’s Hospital
Department of Urology
300 Longwood Avenue, HU-390
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-355-3341
Fax: 617-730-0474