BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.


Robert D Oates, MD, FACS, is a urologist at Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr Oates is also a professor of Urology and the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Urology at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. He is an expert in male reproductive medicine and surgery, and has shared his expertise at many local, national and international meetings. He has been instrumental in male reproductive surgical research, and currently collaborates with colleagues across the globe on numerous research projects involving male reproductive failure, Klinefelter syndrome, and transgender surgery. Dr. Oates completed his fellowship in Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, and has been in practice for more than 30 years. He has been named numerous times as one of Castle and Connolly’s Best Doctors in America.

  • Departments

  • Specialties

    Male reproductive medicine and surgery, Klinefelter syndrome, transgender surgery

  • Administrative Title

    Professor and Vice-Chairman, Department of Urology, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Surgery (1983-1984) and Urology (1984-1987), Boston University Medical Center
  • Fellowship

    Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Board Certifications

    Urology, American Board of Urology