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


  • Baylor College of Medicine , 2002 , Houston , TX


  • Baylor College of Medicine , 2006 , Houston , TX


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


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. 


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


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


  • American Board of Urology