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Boston Medical Center chief honored by AUA

(Boston) - Richard K. Babayan, MD, chief of the Department of Urology at Boston Medical Center and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology at Boston University School of Medicine, was honored by the American Urological Association (AUA) at their annual meeting in Washington, DC, last week for his contributions to the field of medicine, the specialty of urology and the AUA.

Babayan received the Distinguished Service Award for outstanding service to the AUA Foundation, AUA Leadership Program and the AUA Board of Directors. "This award is testimony to the work of individuals who have made significant contributions to our subspecialty," said AUA Awards Committee Chair Paul F. Schellhammer, MD.

Babayan is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and did his surgical training at Yale-New Haven Hospital before completing a urology residency at Boston University Medical Center in 1980. From 1980 1982, he was an American Urological Association Research Scholar performing basic science research in the field of hyperthermia at both MIT and BUSM. Babayan is a founding member of the Endourological Society and has been actively involved in minimally invasive therapies within the field of urology. His clinical interests center around benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostate cancer, urologic oncology, and endourology. Dr. Babayan performed the first robot assisted radical prostatectomy in Boston and is currently one of three urologic surgeons at BMC using the daVinci Robot for minimally invasive urologic procedures.

Dr. Babayan has been actively involved in local and national urologic organizations. He was the New England Section representative to the Board of Directors of the American Urological Association from 2005-2009. He is a Past President of the New England Section of the AUA and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Association of Practicing Urologists.


Contact: Gina DiGravio
Boston University Medical Center

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