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W. Scott McDougal, MD

W. Scott McDougal, MD, is a urologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Urology. He specializes in the treatment of cancer and related research.

  • Phone: 617-726-4530
Department of Urology


  • Cancer Center
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Genitourinary Oncology
Clinical Interests
Prostate cancer
Bladder cancer
Kidney cancer
Testicular, penile and genito-urinary cancers
Penile cancer
Urologic oncology
Reconstructive urology
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
Medical Education
MD, Weill Cornell College of Medicine
Residency, University Hospitals of Cleveland
Fellowship, Yale New Haven Hospital
Board Certifications
Urology, American Board of Urology
Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients


1964 AB Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1968 M.D. Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York, 1991 A.M. (Honorary) Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts.

Postgraduate training:
1968 - 1975 Resident in Urology and General Surgery,University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case-Western Reserve University Medical School. Renal Physiology, Yale Medical College.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Radiofrequency ablation of renal cell carcinoma. BJU Int 99:1271-2, 2007.>

Pilot study evaluating use of lymphotrophic nanoparticle-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging for assessing lymph nodes in renal cell cancer. Urology 74(4):708-12, 2008.

TIP30 is associated with progression and metastasis of prostate cancer. International J Cancer. 123(4):810-6, 2008.

Cavernous nerve regeneration using acellular nerve grafts. World J Urol.26(4):333-0.

Cystatin B as a tissue and urinary biomarker of bladder cancer recurrence and disease progression. Clin Cancer Res. 15(3):1024-31, 2009.

A prospective study of symptom distress and return to baseline function after open versus laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. J Urol. 182(3):956-65, 2009.

Cystectomy: A patient education video

What to expect during admission for a cystectomy procedure. A cystectomy is a surgical procedure to removal all or part of the urinary bladder.

Nephrectomy: A patient education video

What to expect during admission for a nephrectomy procedure. A nephrectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the kidney. Surgery may involve one or both kidneys.

Prostatectomy: A patient education video

What to expect during admission for a prostatectomy procedure. A prostatectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the prostate gland.

Same day surgery procedures: A patient education video

What to expect during admission for ambulatory procedures with short recovery time, allowing discharge that day.

MGH Urology celebrates 100 years

MGH Hotline 06.18.10 On the eve of the MGH bicentennial, one MGH department proudly celebrates its centennial.

In General 06.24.11

In General awards and honors

Appointments announced

THE MGH WILL WELCOME new chiefs for the Department of Neurology and the Department of Urology later this spring.

Gene-expression signature may signify risk for recurrence, metastasis in prostate cancer

A team led by MGH researchers has identified a genetic signature that may reflect the risk of tumor recurrence or spread in men surgically treated for prostate cancer. If confirmed, the genetic risk index also may help distinguish tumors that require aggressive treatment from those that can safely be monitored.

Mass General Urology Associates
15 Parkman St
Boston, MA 02114-3117

Phone: 617-726-4530
Fax: 617-726-4529

Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA 01923-3623

Phone: 978-882-6800
Fax: 978-882-6570