The mission of the Department of Urology is to serve as a leader in teaching, patient care, and research in all aspects of genito-urinary medicine and surgery. We are committed to the education of medical students, urology residents, and fellows in the medical and surgical nuances of urology. The faculty and staff in the Department of Urology strive to provide competent, compassionate, and professional urologic care to the patients we serve in our community and surrounding regions. Our constant commitment to research serves to foster a spirit of inquiry into urologic disease states.
The Department of Urology’s educational programs have a long-standing tradition of training national and international leaders in the field of urologic disease. The Urology Department is active in medical student teaching, starting with mentorship of first- and second-year medical students as well as third- and fourth-year clinical rotations. Electives in general urology and in sexual medicine are offered to fourth-year students. Our urology residency training program is a fully accredited five-year training program, with Boston Medical Center as our parent institution. Affiliated institutions include the Boston Veterans Administration Healthcare System, Boston Children’s Hospital, and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. Many of our graduating residents have gone on to fellowship training in nearly all areas of urologic sub-specialties.
Our clinical programs at Boston Medical Center provide a full range of urologic services to a unique and diverse patient population. Our clinicians provide care to a vulnerable population as well as provide tertiary care for the surrounding areas of Boston and New England. With our state-of-the-art facilities we are able to utilize the various ancillary and professional services contained within Boston Medical Center and its affiliates.
The faculty physicians in the Department of Urology are all fellowship trained in the core areas of urologic disease states and provide the highest quality of medical care to our patients. Expertise is present in the areas of male infertility, urodynamics, incontinence and female urology, endourology and stone disease, minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopy and robot-assisted surgery, medical and surgical management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and uro-oncology.
In addition to the core urology clinical services rendered at BMC, our Center for Sexual Medicine provides evaluation and treatment for those with erectile dysfunction and female sexual dysfunction.
Our ongoing efforts in basic science research continue in the area of smooth muscle physiology, as well as the genetic basis of male reproductive failure. In addition, we maintain clinical research interests in the various areas of urologic disease, outcomes research and encourage both medical students and urology residents to discover the challenge of research interests.