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Richard N. Yu | Education

Undergraduate School

Loyola University of Chicago

1992, Chicago, IL

Graduate School

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

Richard N. Yu | Certifications

  • American Board of Urology (General)
  • American Board of Urology (Pediatric Urology)

Richard N. Yu | Professional History

Richard N. Yu, MD, PhD, is board-certified in Urology and fellowship trained in Pediatric Urology. He is the Director of the Robotic Surgery Program and Lead Urologist for the Center for Gender Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital.  He treats patients with general pediatric urology problems, congenital abnormalities of the urinary tract, and children at risk for infertility. He also coordinates the urologic care of transgender young adults in the Center for Gender Surgery.

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 [1]

Richard N. Yu | Publications

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.