About the Department of Urology

Message from the Chair

Adam S. Kibel, MD

Adam S. Kibel, MD 


Chair, Department of Urology, Brigham and Women's Hospital
DiNovi Chair in Urology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Chairman, Harvard Program in Urology (Longwood)
Elliott Carr Cutler Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

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Welcome to the Department of Urology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Since the opening of the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1913, our Urologic Surgeons have consistently delivered state-of-the-art care to patients not only in Boston, but around the world. I was honored to be appointed as Chief in 2011 and then Chair of the newly formed Department in 2023. I’m following in the footsteps of leaders in the field of Urology - Dr. Jerome P. Richie (1987-2011), Dr. Ruben F. Gittes (1975-1987), Dr. J. Hartwell Harrison (1941-1975), and Dr. William C. Quinby (1916-1941). I take pride in our storied history and look forward to our promising future as we strive to educate the next generation of leaders, push the boundaries of discovery and deliver innovative compassionate care to all of our patients at all times.

Clinical Care

The Department of Urology continues to grow and expand its network to provide the highest quality clinical care for our patients and their families. All of our outstanding surgeons and physicians are faculty of the Harvard Medical School. With nationally and internationally prominent surgeons specializing in all facets of urologic care, including kidney, bladder and prostate tumors, incontinence, voiding dysfunction and impotence, we can provide clinical expertise in every urologic disorder. Importantly, our medical and radiation oncology partners at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute allow us to provide integrated, multidisciplinary cancer care. Our patients can be seen not only at the nationally recognized Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the Longwood Medical Area, but also our satellite offices at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain and Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center (20 Patriot Place, Foxborough). By opening offices in the community we strive to bring world class care to all of our patients.


Research is a focus within our department. We have been at the forefront of science since 1913, from the first renal transplant to minimally invasive surgery. A core mission is to conduct novel research which will advance science and improve care of patients not only here in Boston but throughout the world. We partner with researchers throughout the world to engage in collaborative translational research and to bring basic science discoveries into the clinic. Our Health Services Research, in collaboration with the Center for Surgery and Public Health, is considered a national leader in the field.


As the final core mission of our department, we are dedicated to educating the next generation of urologists primarily through our fellowship and residency programs. Our residents come from the finest medical schools in the country and we are fortunate to have the privilege of teaching them our craft. Our Urologic Oncology Fellowship with our partners at MGH refines and optimizes the skill set of urologists interested in treating complex cancer. Once they graduate, these bright students, residents, and fellows provide the best urologic care wherever they ultimately choose to practice. Many go on to academic positions where they in turn innovate and educate. They are our proud legacies.

Since arriving in 2011, my goal has been to foster an atmosphere of teamwork in clinical care, research and education. Improving people’s lives though outstanding, compassionate care is the ultimate goal not only in our department, but also at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. I hope that patients, family members, students and visiting physicians will take notice of our commitment to excellence. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if there is anything we can do to improve your care.

Adam S. Kibel, MD
Chair, Department of Urology, Brigham and Women's Hospital
DiNovi Chair in Urology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Chairman, Harvard Program in Urology (Longwood)
Elliott Carr Cutler Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School


The Department of Urology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has set the standard for international excellence in urologic care, providing advanced care and performing thousands of life-changing procedures and surgeries each year, while developing ground-breaking scientific research.

Under the direction of Adam S. Kibel, MD, our board-certified urologists deliver comprehensive and personalized attention to men and women with a range of genitourinary problems: from prostate and bladder disorders to male sexual health concerns, urinary infections, incontinence, stone disease and anatomic abnormalities.

We work in partnership with BWH specialists, referring physicians, patients and their caregivers to diagnose and treat the most challenging urologic conditions. As the surgical oncologists for Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, our urologic surgeons collaborate with the world's best cancer experts to give patients a powerful, united force in the fight against urologic cancer.

In addition to their advanced training and research in specialty areas, our urologic surgeons are highly skilled in new technologies such as robotic-assisted surgery, minimally invasive approaches that reduce side-effects and maximize outcomes.

Why Brigham and Women's Hospital for Urologic Surgery?

  • Internationally recognized board-certified surgeons who are faculty at Harvard Medical School.
  • Surgeons who treat specific urologic conditions and have years of scientific research complementing advanced surgical training.
  • Multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach combining the expertise of world-renowned urologic surgeons with specialists in medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, pathology, anesthesiology, general surgery and nephrology.
  • We train the next generation of urologists through the prestigious Harvard Urology Residency Program.
  • We are the surgical oncology team for Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, specialists in prostate, kidney, testicular, bladder, and penile cancer treatment and research.
  • One of the largest robotic surgery programs in New England, providing state-of-the art surgical technology resulting in less pain, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery.
  • Our international reputation for excellence brings patients from across the world for the treatment of complex and common urological problems.
  • Full-time board-certified urologists including two with master’s degrees in public health who are actively involved in patient outcome studies.
  • Five Massachusetts locations offering optimal convenience in Brigham and Women’s Hospital Main Campus in Boston, at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain, at Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center (20 Patriot Place, Foxborough), and at our newest locations Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center in Milford and Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center (Westwood).
  • Surgery and patient care in a safe hospital environment with emergency and backup services immediately available.
  • Patient coordinators provide seamless appointment access and patient information.
  • Our heritage of excellence beginning in 1916 when William C. Quinby, MD, a pioneer in male infertility surgery and renal transplantation, became BWH's first Chief of Urology.

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