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; Program Director; 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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David A. Diamond, MD

Associate Clinical Ethicist; Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Clinical interests: Disorders of sexual differentiation (DSD), gender affirming surgery

Research interests: DSD, varicocele, bioethics
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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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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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Erin McNamara, MD, MPH

Associate 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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Alan Retik, MD

Emeritus Urologist-in-Chief; Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Clinical interests: Hypospadias, vesicoureteral reflux, ureteropelvic junction obstruction

Academic Interests: History of Pediatric Urology
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Hsin-Hsiao Scott Wang, MD, MPH, MBAn

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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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: Advanced analytics (machine learning, AI), predictive modeling, health services research, urodynamics (signal/software & hardware discovery), business operations analytics.
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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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Jordan Kreidberg, MD, PhD

Director, Office of Fellowship Training; Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Research interests: Stem cells for kidney failure, glomerular disease, Polycystic Kidney Disease and Congenital Malformations of the Urogenital System.
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Valerie Schumacher, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Research interests: Glomerular disease, Polycystic Kidney Disease
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