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Caregiver Profile

Meet Dr. Richard N. Yu

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Loyola University of Chicago , 1992 , Chicago , IL

Graduate Degree

  • Northwestern University , 1998 , Chicago , IL

Medical School

  • Northwestern University Medical School , 2001 , Chicago , IL

Internship

Surgery
  • Baylor College of Medicine , 2002 , Houston , TX

Residency

Urology
  • Baylor College of Medicine , 2006 , Houston , TX

Residency

Chief Urology Resident
  • Baylor College of Medicine , 2007 , Houston , TX

Fellowship

Pediatric Urology
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2010 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

When I was in medical school, one of my mentors provided a critical piece of advice that I distinctly remember and that I adhere to today. The best way to provide the best care for your patients is to treat every single one of them like family.

I have always been drawn to the sciences since early childhood.  I could tinker for hours with my chemistry set or with broken devices around the house.  This fascination with how things work ultimately led me to the biological sciences and the desire to understand human physiology and medicine.  During medical school, I wanted to engage in research firsthand with the goal of contributing to the wealth of scientific knowledge.  But after obtaining my PhD, I realized that I missed the human connection and specifically was drawn to pediatrics.  I knew that I wanted to be a physician scientist to help bridge the gap between research and patient care. 

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Richard N. Yu, MD, PhD, is board-certified in Urology and fellowship trained in Pediatric Urology. He is the Director of Transplant Urology and Director of the Robotic Surgery Program in Urology. He treats patients with general pediatric urology problems and congenital abnormalities of the urinary tract. He also coordinates the urologic care of patients with end stage renal disease in conjunction the Pediatric Transplant Center.

 

Dr. Yu serves as an expert for the Department of Urology for Boston Children's Hospital Precision Medicine Service. For more information about the Precision Medicine Service please visit bostonchildrens.org/precisionmed.

 

This clinician offers Virtual Visits (video consultations) for follow-up care in clinically-appropriate cases.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Urology

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Kenney LB, Antal Z, Ginsberg JP, Hoppe BS, Bober SL, Yu RN, Constine LS, van Santen HM, Skinner R, Green DM. Improving Male Reproductive Health After Childhood, Adolescent, and Young Adult Cancer: Progress and Future Directions for Survivorship Research. J Clin Oncol. 2018 Jul 20; 36(21):2160-2168. View abstract
  2. Varda BK, Logvinenko T, Bauer S, Cilento B, Yu RN, Nelson CP. Minor procedure, major impact: Patient-reported outcomes following urethral meatotomy. J Pediatr Urol. 2018 Apr; 14(2):165.e1-165.e5. View abstract
  3. Choussein S, Srouji SS, Farland LV, Wietsma A, Missmer SA, Hollis M, Yu RN, Pozner CN, Gargiulo AR. Robotic Assistance Confers Ambidexterity to Laparoscopic Surgeons. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2018 Jan; 25(1):76-83. View abstract
  4. Nahata L, Ziniel SI, Garvey KC, Yu RN, Cohen LE. Fertility and sexual function: a gap in training in pediatric endocrinology. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Jan 01; 30(1):3-10. View abstract
  5. Wiestma AC, Cho PS, Hollis MV, Badway J, Yu RN. Robot-assisted laparoscopic lower pole partial nephrectomy in the pediatric patient. J Pediatr Urol. 2016 Dec; 12(6):428-429. View abstract
  6. Kurtz MP, Leow JJ, Varda BK, Logvinenko T, Yu RN, Nelson CP, Chung BI, Chang SL. Robotic versus open pediatric ureteral reimplantation: Costs and complications from a nationwide sample. J Pediatr Urol. 2016 Dec; 12(6):408.e1-408.e6. View abstract
  7. Yu RN, Houck CS, Casta A, Blum RH. Institutional Policy Changes to Prevent Cardiac Toxicity Associated With Bupivacaine Penile Blockade in Infants. A A Case Rep. 2016 Aug 01; 7(3):71-5. View abstract
  8. Kurtz MP, Leow JJ, Varda BK, Logvinenko T, McQuaid JW, Yu RN, Nelson CP, Chung BI, Chang SL. The Decline of the Open Ureteral Reimplant in the United States: National Data From 2003 to 2013. Urology. 2017 Feb; 100:193-197. View abstract
  9. Nahata L, Yu RN, Cohen LE. Klinefelter syndrome: fertility considerations and gaps in knowledge. Transl Pediatr. 2016 Jul; 5(3):183-184. View abstract
  10. Nahata L, Yu RN, Paltiel HJ, Chow JS, Logvinenko T, Rosoklija I, Cohen LE. Sperm Retrieval in Adolescents and Young Adults with Klinefelter Syndrome: A Prospective, Pilot Study. J Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 170:260-5.e1-2. View abstract
  11. Hollis MV, Cho PS, Yu RN. Pediatric Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty. Am J Robot Surg. 2015 Dec; 2(1):1-8. View abstract
  12. Nahata L, Yu RN, Bhasin S, Cohen LE. Management of testosterone therapy in adolescents and young men with hypogonadism: are we following adult clinical practice guidelines? J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2015 May; 28(5-6):635-40. View abstract
  13. Yu RN. Editorial comment. J Urol. 2014 Aug; 192(2):541. View abstract
  14. Nahata L, Rosoklija I, Yu RN, Cohen LE. Klinefelter syndrome: are we missing opportunities for early detection? Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Oct; 52(10):936-41. View abstract
  15. Zanetta VC, Rosman BM, Rowe CK, Buonfiglio HB, Passerotti CC, Yu RN, Nguyen HT. Predicting anatomical urological abnormalities in children who present with their first urinary tract infection. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Aug; 52(8):739-46. View abstract
  16. Routh JC, Yu RN, Kozinn SI, Nguyen HT, Borer JG. Urological complications and vesicoureteral reflux following pediatric kidney transplantation. J Urol. 2013 Mar; 189(3):1071-6. View abstract
  17. Nahata L, Cohen LE, Lehmann LE, Yu RN. Semen analysis in adolescent cancer patients prior to bone marrow transplantation: when is it too late for fertility preservation? Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Jan; 60(1):129-32. View abstract
  18. Nahata L, Cohen LE, Yu RN. Barriers to fertility preservation in male adolescents with cancer: it's time for a multidisciplinary approach that includes urologists. Urology. 2012 Jun; 79(6):1206-9. View abstract
  19. Woodhouse CR, Neild GH, Yu RN, Bauer S. Adult care of children from pediatric urology. J Urol. 2012 Apr; 187(4):1164-71. View abstract
  20. Lo KH, Hui MN, Yu RM, Wu RS, Cheng SH. Hypoxia impairs primordial germ cell migration in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos. PLoS One. 2011; 6(9):e24540. View abstract
  21. Mauney JR, Ramachandran A, Yu RN, Daley GQ, Adam RM, Estrada CR. All-trans retinoic acid directs urothelial specification of murine embryonic stem cells via GATA4/6 signaling mechanisms. PLoS One. 2010 Jul 13; 5(7):e11513. View abstract
  22. Routh JC, Gong EM, Cannon GM, Yu RN, Gargollo PC, Nelson CP. Variation among internet based calculators in predicting spontaneous resolution of vesicoureteral reflux. J Urol. 2010 Apr; 183(4):1568-72. View abstract
  23. Yu RN, Estrada CR. Stem cells: a review and implications for urology. Urology. 2010 Mar; 75(3):664-70. View abstract
  24. Yu RN, Jones EA, Roth DR. Renal ultrasound studies after endoscopic injection of dextranomer/hyaluronic acid copolymer for vesicoureteral reflux. Urology. 2006 Oct; 68(4):866-8; discussion 868-9. View abstract
  25. Yu RN, Roth DR. Treatment of vesicoureteral reflux using endoscopic injection of nonanimal stabilized hyaluronic acid/dextranomer gel: initial experience in pediatric patients by a single surgeon. Pediatrics. 2006 Aug; 118(2):698-703. View abstract