Richard K. Babayan, MD

Emeritus Professor, Urology

Richard Babayan


Richard K. Babayan, MD is Professor Emeritus and former Chairman of Urology at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and Chief of Urology at Boston Medical Center. Dr. 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. Dr 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 BPH, prostate cancer and urologic oncology, endourology and currently he is one of four urologic surgeons at BMC using the daVinci Robot for robotic assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.

Dr. Babayan has been actively involved in local and national urologic organizations. He is currently immediate Past-President of the American Urological Association.

Other Positions

  • Chair, Urology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine


  • Indiana University School of Medicine, MD
  • Tufts University, BS


  • Published on 3/9/2021

    Ionson A, Monfared SHB, Ursiny M, Katz M, Wang D, Babayan R, Wason S. Economic Evaluation of 1470?nm Diode Laser Enucleation vs Bipolar Transurethral Resection of the Prostate. J Endourol. 2021 08; 35(8):1204-1210. PMID: 33499745.

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  • Published on 2/1/2020

    Babayan RK, Steinberg ML, Miller LE. Re: Aminsharifi et al., Major Complications and Adverse Events Related to the Injection of the SpaceOAR Hydrogel System Before Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer: Review of the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience Database (From: Aminsharifi A, Kotamarti S, Silver D, et al., J Endourol 2019;33:868-871; DOI: 10.1089/end.2019.0431). J Endourol. 2020 02; 34(2):240-241. PMID: 31914809.

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  • Published on 1/1/2020

    Theva DP, Kuhnen A, Babayan RK, Katz MH. Concurrent urinary and bowel diversion: Surgical modification with sigmoid colon that avoids a bowel anastomosis. Int Braz J Urol. 2020 Jan-Feb; 46(1):108-115. PMID: 31851467.

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  • Published on 10/1/2018

    Bearelly P, Lis C, Trussler J, Katz MH, Babayan RK, Wang DS. Nephrostomy tube placement prior to percutaneous nephrolithotomy does not impact outcomes. Can J Urol. 2018 10; 25(5):9497-9502. PMID: 30281007.

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  • Published on 12/21/2016

    Baghdanian AH, Baghdanian AA, Armetta A, Babayan RK, LeBedis CA, Soto JA, Anderson SW. Utility of MDCT findings in predicting patient management outcomes in renal trauma. Emerg Radiol. 2017 Jun; 24(3):263-272. PMID: 28004326.

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  • Published on 6/9/2015

    Babayan RK. Re: Association of Hospital Participation in a Surgical Outcomes Monitoring Program with Inpatient Complications and Mortality. J Urol. 2015 Oct; 194(4):1070. PMID: 26382813.

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  • Published on 5/11/2015

    Babayan RK. Re: Underlying Reasons Associated with Hospital Readmission following Surgery in the United States. J Urol. 2015 Aug; 194(2):448. PMID: 26195380.

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  • Published on 4/14/2015

    Babayan RK. Re: Impact of Routine Use of Surgical Drains on Incidence of Complications with Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy. J Urol. 2015 Jul; 194(1):154. PMID: 26088237.

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  • Published on 4/14/2015

    Babayan RK. Re: A Model of Disruptive Surgeon Behavior in the Perioperative Environment. J Urol. 2015 Aug; 194(2):503. PMID: 26195422.

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  • Published on 3/13/2015

    Babayan RK. Re: Examining the relationship between operative time and hospitalization time in minimally invasive and open urologic procedures. J Urol. 2015 Jun; 193(6):1930. PMID: 25986787.

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