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Rena Xu, M.D.


Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA06/2019Residency in Urologic Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA06/2015Internship in General Surgery
Harvard Business School, Boston, MAMBA05/2014
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAMD05/2014
Harvard College, Cambridge, MAAB06/2007Biochemical Sciences, Government

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  1. 1U01OD033248-01 (Carlos Estrada, MD, MBA)
    TransHealthGUIDE: Transforming Health for Gender-Diverse Youth Using Interventions to Drive Equity
    Role Description: Multilevel intervention to advance equity, reduce health disparities, and transform mental health outcomes for transgender and gender-diverse youth, particularly those at concurrent risk for race-based inequities, through increased access to care, knowledge, and interpersonal support.
    Role: Co-Investigator

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  1. Wang HS, Xu R, Nelson CP, Campbell J, Estrada CR, Kurtz MP. Hybrid Clinics: A New Model for Ambulatory Care to Reduce Infection Risk. Telemed J E Health. 2022 Aug 25. PMID: 36036799.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  2. Xu R, Diamond DA, Borer JG, Estrada C, Yu R, Anderson WJ, Vargas SO. Prostatic metaplasia of the vagina in transmasculine individuals. World J Urol. 2022 Mar; 40(3):849-855. PMID: 35034167.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Xu R, McQuaid JW, Paulson VA, Kurtz MP, Logvinenko T, Yu RN, Lee RS, Nelson CP. Malignancy Yield of Testis Pathology in Older Boys and Adolescents with Cryptorchidism. J Urol. 2022 Mar; 207(3):694-700. PMID: 34791895.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Xu R. A World Out of Reach: Dispatches from Life under Lockdown. Medicine’s Innovation Problem. 2020.
  5. Xu R, Tanrikut C, Oates R. Essentials of Men’s Health. Bhasin S, O’Leary MP, Basaria SS, editors. Genetics of Male Reproductive Deficiency. 2020.
  6. Xu R, Batter TH, Basta S, Levine WC, Eisner BH. Improvements in ureteroscopy efficiency when performed at an ambulatory surgery center. Urology Practice. 2019; 5(6):289-293.
  7. Xu R, Centola GM, Tanrikut C. Genitourinary cancer patients have worse baseline semen parameters than healthy sperm bankers. Andrology. 2019 07; 7(4):449-453. PMID: 30786173.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Xu R, Horick N, McGovern FJ, Dahl DM, Feldman AS, Blute ML, Olumi AF, Michaelson MD. Prognostic significance of indeterminate lung nodules in renal cell carcinoma. Urol Oncol. 2014 Apr; 32(3):355-61. PMID: 24397994.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Xu R, Carty MJ, Orgill DP, Lipsitz SR, Duclos A. The teaming curve: a longitudinal study of the influence of surgical team familiarity on operative time. Ann Surg. 2013 Dec; 258(6):953-7. PMID: 23407297.
    Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Xu R, Herr M, Sadow P, Deschler D. Late Neck Metastasis of Clear Cell Salivary Carcinoma of the Soft Palate. Otorhinolaryngology Clinics - An International Journal. 2013; 3(5):145-147.
  11. Xu R. Living Will. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2012; 26(367):2558.
  12. Xu R. A differentiation diagnosis--specialization and the medical student. N Engl J Med. 2011 Aug 04; 365(5):391-3. PMID: 21812670.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.