On October 1, 2023, Brigham and Women’s Hospital elevated its Division of Urology to a Department of Urology.
This is the first new clinical and academic department established at the Brigham in a decade. The field of urology has undergone significant changes in the past 50 years, reflected in the expansion of Brigham Urology in terms of the number of faculty and clinical and research activities. Evolving the Division into a Department will allow for broader, more integrated clinical programs and enhanced access to urologic community-based care.
Adam S. Kibel, MD, the DiNovi Family distinguished chair in Urology and previously chief of the Division, has been appointed chair of the new Department. An established national leader in urology, in this new role, Dr. Kibel will lead all clinical, research, and teaching efforts for urology across the Brigham family, including Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.
This transition will help advance the Brigham’s urology research infrastructure, including its translational research laboratory and robust clinical trials program. Dr. Kibel and his team also plan to develop additional urology fellowships in subspecialty areas and integrate programs across the Mass General Brigham system.
“Over the past decade, our faculty, trainees, and staff have worked together to grow in every facet of care, research, and academic medicine,” says Dr. Kibel. “I’m confident that this evolution from Division to Department is only the beginning, and we will continue to have a growing impact on the lives of our patients and all those we serve.”
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