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Rafael Vicente (Rafael) Pieretti, MD

Chief Section of Pediatric Urology

Dr. Pieretti is a Pediatric Surgeon sub-specialized in Pediatric Urology with 35 years of experience.

  • Phone: 617-724-0518
Pediatric Surgery
Department of Surgery


  • Cancer Center
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Urology
Clinical Interests
Complex reconstructive procedures
Bladder exstrophy
Imperforate anus and persistence of the cloaca
Obstructive uropathies
Vesicoureteral reflux
Disorders of sexual differentiation
Urinary tract infection
Voiding dysfunction
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Newton: Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Central University of Venezuela
Residency, Dr. Carlos Arvelo Military Hospital
Residency, Toronto Hospital for Sick Children
Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients


Dr. Pieretti has 35 years of experience in Pediatric Urology and Pediatric Surgery. He practiced Pediatric Urology during 29 years in Caracas, Venezuela, where he founded 3 services of Pediatric Surgery and Urology. He has extensive experience in the broad clinical spectrum of pediatric urological conditions. Six years ago, he was recruited by the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children were he acts as the head of the section of Pediatric Urology.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Congenital bladder diverticula in children. Pieretti RV, Pieretti-Vanmarcke RV. J Pediatr Surg. 1999 Mar;34(3):468-73.

The mild end of the clinical spectrum of posterior urethral valves. Pieretti RV. J Pediatr Surg. 1993 May;28(5):701-4; discussion 704-6

Circumcised hypospadias. Pieretti RV, Pieretti A, Pieretti-Vanmarcke R. Pediatr Surg Int. 2009 Jan;25(1):53-5. Epub 2008 Oct 11.

Late complications of newborn circumcision: a common and avoidable problem. Pieretti RV, Goldstein AM, Pieretti-Vanmarcke R. Pediatr Surg Int. 2010 May;26(5):515-8. Epub 2010 Feb 14.

Differential kidney scan in pediatric urology. Pieretti R, Gilday D, Jeffs R. Urology. 1974 Dec;4(6):665-8. No abstract available.

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