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David Diamond, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Pediatrics, Surgery, Urology


Professional Background

I am a Pediatric Urologist doing clinical care, research and teaching with particular interests in Disorders of Sexual Differentiation, Transgender Surgery and Medical Ethics.

I attended Princeton University and received my medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. My surgical residency was at the University of Vermont and urology residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. I went to the United Kingdom for pediatric urology fellowship at the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool and the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children and Institute of Urology, London.

My first faculty position was at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where I rose to Professor. I then joined faculty at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and remained for 25 years serving as Urologist-in-Chief for the last nine. I returned to the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2021.

I have held several leadership roles in pediatric urology including presidencies of both the Society for Pediatric Urology and the American Association of Pediatric Urologists.

My interest in Disorders of Sexual Differentiation has been longstanding (I have authored the definitive chapter in the last four editions of Campbell-Walsh’s textbook of Urology) and related to my work in medical ethics, which began with a fellowship in Biomedical Ethics at Harvard Medical School in 2001. I served as Clinical Ethicist and member of the Ethics Advisory Council at Boston Children’s Hospital beginning in 2002. In 2007 I became Co-Director of the Gender Management Service (GeMS) at Children’s Hospital and in 2017 Co-Director of the Gender Surgery Center, the first transgender surgical program based at a children’s hospital in the US.




    MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry

    MA | Harvard University

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    07/01/2001 - 06/30/2002
    Fellowship at Harvard Medical School

    12/01/1984 - 06/30/1985
    Fellowship in Pediatric Urology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trst (England)

    07/01/1984 - 12/01/1984
    Fellowship at Alder Hey Children's Hospital (United Kingdom)

    07/01/1983 - 12/15/1983
    Residency in Urology at Johns Hopkins Hospital

    07/01/1982 - 12/30/1983
    Residency in Urology at Johns Hopkins Hospital

    07/01/1981 - 06/30/1982
    Fellowship in Urology at Johns Hopkins Hospital

    07/01/1980 - 06/30/1981
    Residency in Urology at Johns Hopkins Hospital

    07/01/1978 - 06/30/1980
    Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at Fletcher Allen Health Care

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    David Diamond, MD, UR Medicine Urology


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