Dr. Alan Retik, MD

Dr. Alan Retik, MD

Urology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 85
Dr. Alan Retik, MD is an urology specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 61 years. He graduated from J & S Weill M C Cornell Univ in 1957 and specializes in urology and pediatric urology.Read his story

300 Longwood Ave

Boston, MA 02115

Contact Information

(617) 355-7796

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Kidney Disease
more than 7% of peers

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Dr. Retik's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Retik "Dr. Retik received a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.D. from Cornell University Medical College. Following internship and one year of surgical residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester New York, he spent two years at the National Cancer Institute. He completed further surgical residency at New England Medical Center Hospital and trained in urology at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. Dr. Retik then undertook further specialization in pediatric urology at the Hospital for Sick Children in London under the tutelage of Sir David Innes Williams. Dr. Retik began his clinical career at the Boston Floating Hospital for Infants and Children. In 1977 he was appointed Chief of Pediatric Urology at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, a position he occupied for 35 years. From 2002 to 2008, Dr. Retik was appointed Surgeon-in-Chief at Boston Children's Hospital. In April 2005 Harvard Medical School established the Alan B. Retik, M.D. Professorship in Pediatric Urology. Dr. Retik was appointed Executive Chair/Medical Director of Boston Children's Hospital's International Health Services in 2010. Dr. Retik was made Professor of Surgery (Urology) in 1981. He has held numerous national leadership positions including chairman of the Section on Urology of the American Academy of Pediatrics, President of the Society for Pediatric Urology of the American Urological Association, and President of the New England Section of the American Urological Association. Dr. Retik has been awarded the Pediatric Urology Medal from the American Academy of Pediatrics (1994) and the Ferdinand C. Valentine Medal from the New York Academy of Medicine (2002). Dr. Retik also received the Certificate of Achievement (2002), the Distinguished Contribution Award (2005) and the Ramon Guiteras Award (2006) from the American Urological Association."


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2  Specialties

  • Urology
  • Pediatric Urology

1  Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

3  Conditions Treated

3  Procedures

  • Circumcision
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Cornell University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • J & S Weill M C Cornell Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1957
  • Strong Memorial Hospital, Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Peter Brent Brigham Hospital/Children's Hospital Medical Center, Urology
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Tufts New England Medical Center, Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, Pediatric Urology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Retik has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Retik's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Retik to family and friends
5 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Retik's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Not a good communicator
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