Meet the Urology Team
Jairam R. Eswara, MD
Dr. Eswara joins St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center as a urologic surgeon and one of the only physicians in the greater Boston area with specific training and expertise in urologic trauma and reconstruction, including urethral reconstruction, ureteral reconstruction, artificial urinary sphincters, penile prostheses, male and female slings, urinary diversions, sacral neuromodulation, and other trauma and reconstructions of the genitourinary system. In addition, he treats BPH, kidney stones, neurogenic bladder, penile and urethral cancer, renal and bladder cancer, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, testis cancer, male and female voiding dysfunction, urethral stricture disease, ureteral strictures, urinary diversions, urinary tract fistulae and continent urinary diversions.
Dr. Eswara joins St. Elizabeth’s from Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Prior to that, he was an attending surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He is board certified in urology. Dr. Esward completed a fellowship in urologic trauma and reconstruction at Washington University School of Medicine and his residency in urology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned his medical degree at Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology and Harvard Medical School.
Dicken S. C. Ko, BSc, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Dr. Ko earned a Bachelor’s in Physiology/Biology from the University of British Columbia and a medical degree from Queen’s University. He completed his residency in urology at the University of British Columbia and fellowship in transplantation at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ko was dually appointed to the staff of the Departments of Urology and Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1997 where he was a part of the urology and abdominal organ transplantation program (kidney, liver, and pancreas transplantation). From 2004 to 2012, Dr. Ko was promoted to the Surgical Director of the Renal Transplant Program.
David R. Staskin, MD
Dr. Staskin, an expert in benign disease of the prostate and voiding problems in men including incontinence, is also known to medical students as the author of the gold standard textbook for female urology and urogynecology, Female Urology and Urogynecology. While at Boston University, Dr. Staskin built a strong practice treating patients suffering from neurogenic bladder and voiding problems and plans to do the same at St. Elizabeth’s. In the coming months, Dr. Staskin will continue to build St. Elizabeth's Center for Continence and Pelvic Floor disorder, Boston’s only truly multidisciplinary center for men and women suffering from pelvic floor conditions.
Abdul-Rahman Babeir, MD
Dr. Babeir specializes in general urology and urologic surgery, as well as robotic surgery, BPH, and genitourinary malignancy. Dr. Babeir's background includes completing a fellowship in Urology at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center.