Department of Urology | Faculty

Clinical Faculty


Stuart B. Bauer, MD

Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Clinical interests: Neurourology/neurogenic bladder, urodynamics, voiding dysfunction, urinary incontinence, spinal cord and central nervous system abnormalities

Research interests: Impact of clean intermittent catheterization on patients and families, prenatal closure of myelomeningocele, stress urinary incontinence in athletically active girls, botox effect on bladder function


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Joseph G. Borer, MD

Director, Bladder Exstrophy Program; Co-Director, Neurourology and Urodynamics; Chair, Reconstructive Urologic Surgery; Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Clinical interests: Complex genitourinary reconstruction, bladder exstrophy and epispadias, cloacal exstrophy , megaureter, posterior urethral valves, ureterocele, vesicoureteral reflux, hypospadias

Research interests: Surgical reconstruction and clinical outcomes for patients with bladder exstrophy, epispadias and cloacal exstrophy


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Bartley G. Cilento Jr., MD, MPH

Vice Chair, Clinical Operations; Co-Director, Kidney Stone Program; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Clinical interests: Hypospadias, Vesicoureteral reflux, urolithiasis (stones), minimally invasive surgery, undescended testes, varicocele

Academic interests: Fellow/resident education and training


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Carlos R. Estrada, Jr., MD, MBA

Urologist-in-Chief; Co-Director, Spina Bifida Center; Co-Director, Urodynamics and Neurourology; Rose Zimmerman Mandell Chair in Innovative Urological Technology; Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Clinical interests: Spina bifida, neurourology/neurogenic bladder, urodynamics, complex genitourinary reconstruction, vesicoureteral reflux, posterior urethral valves, megaureter, hypospadias

Research and academic interests: Regenerative medicine/tissue engineering, telemedicine, advanced analytics, urodynamics, neurogenic bladder


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Julia B. Finkelstein, MD, MPH

Director of Patient Safety & Quality Improvement, Department of Urology; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School;

Clinical interests: General pediatric urology and robotic/minimally invasive surgery

Research and academic interests: Telemedicine, use of simulation, quality improvement and measurement


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Christine T. FitzGerald, MD, PhD

Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Clinical interests: Nonsurgical care for children with common pediatric urology problems such a voiding dysfunction, recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), daytime accidents (enuresis) and bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis)

Research interests: Nocturnal enuresis, genetic causes of voiding dysfunction, and psychosocial processes affecting voiding dysfunction

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Lillian C. Hayes, PhD, ABPP

Clinical Psychologist, Department of Urology and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Clinical interests: Behavioral health treatment of pediatric bowel and bladder dysfunction, coping support and procedural preparation for surgery and invasive interventions, coping with chronic urologic conditions and related healthcare needs

Research interests: Psychiatric comorbidity in pediatric patients with bowel and bladder dysfunction, patient and family experience of clean intermittent catheterization, post-hospitalization adjustment, behavioral health care coordination in outpatient pediatric urology settings, improving access to behavioral health services in outpatient pediatric urology care centers

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Mélise Keays, MD, MSc

Director, Clinical Informatics and Co-Director Complex Hypospadias Program, Department of Urology; Chair, Society of Pediatric Urology Hypospadias Taskforce; Chair, EPIC Pediatric Urology Specialty Steering Committee; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Clinical interests: Hypospadias and penile reconstruction, Differences of Sexual Development, reconstructive urology, anorectal malformations/cloacal deformities, adolescent outcomes of genitourinary reconstruction and general urology

Research interests: Patient oriented research, patient reported outcome measure development, electronic health record optimization for research, learning health systems


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Michael P. Kurtz, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Clinical interests: Fetal urology, kidney stones, hydronephrosis, posterior urethral valves, varicocele, robotic and minimally invasive surgery

Research interests: Health services research, fetal urology, prenatal diagnostics, robotic and minimally invasive surgery, urolithiasis (stones), varicocele


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Richard S. Lee, MD

Vice Chair, Research; Director, Urologic Oncology; Director, Transplant Urology;
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Clinical Interests: Complex genitourinary reconstruction, bladder exstrophy, colorectal and pelvic malformations, oncology, transplantation, robotic and minimally invasive surgery

Research Interests: Biomarker discovery, renal injury and obstruction, proteomics, glycomics, glycoproteomics, translational research


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Ted Lee, MD, MSc

Member of Faculty, Harvard Medical School

Clinical interests: Exstrophy-epispadias complex and complex reconstruction

Research interests: Population genetics, genetics of exstrophy and voiding dysfunction, and UTI/VUR risk stratification

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Erin McNamara, MD, MPH

Program Director; Co-Director, Spina Bifida Center; Associate Director, Colorectal and Pelvic Malformation Center; Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Clinical interests: Spina bifida, neurourology/neurogenic bladder, anorectal malformations/cloacal deformities, hypospadias

Research Interests: Health services research; health care transition and lifelong care of congenital genitourinary conditions; quality improvement and measurement of surgical outcomes


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Caleb Nelson, MD, MPH

Director, Clinical and Health Services Research; Co-Director, Kidney Stone Program; Director, Quality and Safety; Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Clinical interests: General pediatric urology, vesicoureteral reflux/urinary tract infection, urolithiasis (stones), hydronephrosis/urinary tract dilation

Research Interests: Vesicoureteral reflux, stones, hydronephrosis, medical imaging and screening


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Siam Oottamasathien, MD

Director of Innovation Technology Development, Department of Urology; Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Clinical interests:  Complex hypospadiology and penile reconstruction, along with general pediatric urology

Research Interests: Basic/Fundamental Scientific Investigation, mechanisms involved in inflammatory cell biology and pain responses, therapeutic biomaterial development for enhanced and prolonged drug delivery


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Hsin-Hsiao Scott Wang, MD, MPH, MBAn

Director, Computational Healthcare Analytics Program (CHAP); Affiliated faculty, Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP); Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Clinical interests: Genitourinary reconstruction, robotic and minimally invasive surgery, spina bifida, neurourology/neurogenic bladder, urodynamics.

Research interests: Advanced analytics (machine learning, AI), predictive modeling, health services research, urodynamics (signal/software & hardware discovery), business operations analytics


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Hatim Thaker, MD

Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Clinical interests: Neurogenic bladder, genitourinary oncology, and robotic/laparoscopic surgery

Research interests: Botox and novel neurotoxins

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Rena Xu, MD, MBA

Member of Faculty, Harvard Medical School

Clinical interests: General pediatric urology, vesicoureteral reflux, genitourinary reconstruction

Research interests: Patient care navigation, health systems design, operations improvement

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Richard N. Yu, MD, PhD

Director, Robotic Surgery Program; Surgical Director, Behavioral Health, Endocrinology and Urology (BE-U) Program; Director, Male Sexual Health Program; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Clinical interests: Robotic and minimally invasive surgery, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, genitourinary reconstruction, hypospadias

Research interests: Robotic surgery, pediatric male sexual health and global health


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Research Faculty


Rosalyn Adam, PhD

Director, Basic Science Research; David E. Retik Chair in Urology Research; Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Research interests: Multi-omics analysis of bladder remodeling; novel mechanisms of smooth muscle contractility, preclinical exploration and treatment of neurogenic bladder


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Min Dong, PhD

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Research interests: Molecular, structural, and cellular mechanisms of bacterial toxins, molecular mechanism of botulinum neurotoxin actions, translational research on developing novel therapeutic toxins, membrane trafficking pathways in neurons and epithelial cells


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John Froehlich, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Research Interests: Urinary proteomics, glycomics, glycoproteomics, biomarker discovery, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, urinary tract infection, role of glycosylation in renal damage


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Michael Lingzhi Li, MBAn, PhD

Co-Director, Computational Healthcare Analytics Program (CHAP)

Research Interests: Data-driven analytics, operation management, personalized medicine, policy evaluation, process optimization


Program Manager


Jill Harris Tucker

Program Manager