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Department of Urology

Since 1910, The Department of Urology at Tufts Medicine has been a hub for innovative research and compassionate care for the full range of urological conditions. We're dedicated to advancing the field, from precision medicine discoveries to the da Vinci Surgical System.
Gennaro Carpinito, MD talking to a patient before he performs an urology surgery using DaVinci.
Urological excellence for more than a century

We’ve been dedicated to breaking new ground in understanding and treating the urinary system since 1893, when Dr. J. Cushing Allison taught the first urology classes at Tufts University and in the 1960s, when we developed a special laboratory for evaluating patients with neuropathic bladder dysfunction.  

Fast forward to today, and we’re keeping the tradition alive by leading the way on minimally invasive surgical techniques like laparoscopy, the da Vinci Surgical System and the incision-free Aquablation® procedure for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), commonly known as an enlarged prostate.

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Department research

Our understanding of urology is constantly evolving, thanks partly to our dedication to basic and clinical research. That means bold breakthroughs in performing minimally invasive surgical procedures and treating urological cancers and BHP. The Urology Research Laboratory, led by Principal Investigator Andrew N. Makarovskiy, MD, is undertaking two major research projects:

  1. Examining the developmental stages of prostate stem cells and their involvement in malignant prostate tissue growth.
  2. The cellular and molecular mechanisms that enable multinucleated polyploid giant tumor cell growth.

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Prostate cancer
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Feasibility of a new method for non-invasive monitoring of low-grade bladder cancer
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Our leadership

  • Department Chair: Gennaro Carpinito, MD
Gennaro Carpinito, MD performing an urology surgery.
Our locations

From regular office visits to inpatient stays, our specialists across Tufts Medicine offer the best in healthcare, when and where our patients need it.

Urulogy Associate Mariepet	Ask, MD starting a DaVinci urology surgery in the operating room at Tufts Medical Center.
Our doctors + care team

Our specialists and care team members across Tufts Medicine deliver unmatched healthcare with a personalized touch.

SRC Center of Excellence in Urology (COEU)
December 3, 2021
In 2021, Lowell General Hospital has achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Urology by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).
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