Richard Yu, MD, PhD

Richard N. Yu, MD, PhD

Director, Robotic Surgery Program; Director, Transplant Urology; Director, Fertility Preservation Program; Associate in Urology

Instructor in Surgery (Urology), Harvard Medical School

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Medical Services


  • Urology
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Renal Transplantation
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Undescended Testicles


  • Urology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Transplantation


  • Robotic Surgery Program
  • Neurourology Program
  • Center for Perinatal Urology
  • Voiding Improvement Program
  • Urologic Tumors Program
  • Kidney Transplant Program
  • Andrology Program
  • Fertility Preservation Program
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-7796 or Request an Appointment
Richard Yu, MD, PhD

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. 

Experience and Education



Loyola University of Chicago, 1992

Chicago, IL

Graduate School

Northwestern University, 1998

Chicago, IL

Medical School

Northwestern University Medical School, 2001

Chicago, IL

Internship, Surgery

Baylor College of Medicine, 2001-2002

Houston, TX

Residency, Urology

Baylor College of Medicine, 2002-2006

Houston, TX

Residency, Chief Urology Resident

Baylor College of Medicine, 2006-2007

Houston, TX

Fellowship, Pediatric Urology

Boston Children's Hospital, 2007-2010

Boston, MA


  • American Board of Urology

  • Pediatric Urology CAQ


Dr. Yu’s clinical research interests encompass urologic outcomes after renal transplantation and robotic surgery training and education using advanced computer simulation and hands-on training in a simulated OR environment.

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.

To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-7796 or Request an Appointment


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