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Glen W. Barrisford, MD

Glen W. Barrisford, MD, MS, FACS is a Urologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Urology. He specializes in the treatment of and research focused in the area of Urologic Cancer.

  • Phone: 617-726-3012
Department of Urology


  • Cancer Center
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Genitourinary Oncology
Clinical Interests
Renal Cancer
Prostate cancer
Bladder cancer
Testicular cancer
Urothelial Cancer
Robotic assisted minimally invasive surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Urinary stones
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, SUNY at Syracuse (Upstate)
Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certifications
Urology, American Board of Urology
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients


Dr. Barrisford graduated with honors from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Biology.  He went on to earn a Master of Science (MS) in Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University, and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) from SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse.

Following medical school he completed a surgical internship at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego.  He spent the next three years as a US Navy Flight Surgeon and deployed to the Persian Gulf.

He completed urologic residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital.  Upon completion of residency, he returned to the US Navy to serve as a Urologic Surgeon at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  During this time he was involved in the care of wounded warriors, national leaders, and deployed as a humanitarian surgeon aboard the USNS-Comfort (T-AH 20).

Upon completion of his active duty service, Dr. Barrisford, came to Massachusetts General Hospital to complete the Urologic Oncology Fellowship program.  He is concurrently working toward the completion of a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dept. of Urology, MGH
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117

Phone: 617-726-3012
Fax: 617-726-6131