Toby C. Chai, MD
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Urology

MD, Indiana University School of Medicine
MA, Yale University




Toby C. Chai, MD, is Chief of Urology at Boston Medical Center, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at Boston University School of Medicine. He also serves as President of Boston University Medical Center Urologists, Inc.

Dr. Chai was previously Professor of Urology and Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University School of Medicine. He served as Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Urology and Co-Director of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Program at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Chai completed his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine, his urology residency at University of Michigan Medical Center, and a fellowship at University of Virginia. Prior to joining Yale, he held the John D. Young Professorship in Urology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Dr. Chai has published 150 papers, reviews, and medical texts. He serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Physiology - Renal, and is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Bladder and Associate Editor for Journal of Urology. His peers have recognized his significant contributions to the field by honoring him with the American Urological Association’s Victor A. Politano Award for outstanding work in treatment of urinary incontinence and innovations in bladder research and the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contributions to urodynamics, female urology and voiding dysfunction, and exemplary service to the Society.

Chair
Boston University School of Medicine
Urology


Chief
Boston Medical Center
Urology


President
Boston University Medical Center Urologists, Inc.



2018 Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction Annual Meeting: Best Basic Science Podium Presentation
2018 American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) Annual Meeting: Best Basic Science Abstract
2018-2019 Connecticut Top Doctors: Top Doctors
2017 Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstrucion Annual Meeting: Basic Science Essay Winner
2015 Women's Health Research at Yale: Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer Award
2013 American Urological Association: Victor A. Politano Award
2012-2020 Best Doctors: Best Doctor
2011 2nd Prize Poster, SUFU Annual Meeting: 2nd Prize Poster, SUFU Annual Meeting
2009 American Urological Association : Second Prize in Basic Science Investigation (Mentor)
2009 Journal of Urology: Best Reviewer Award
2009 American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL: Second Prize Winner (Mentor), AUA-ACMI Basic Science Prize Essay Contest
2009 Annual Jack Lapides Essay Contest in Neurourology : Honorable Mention (Mentor)
2009 NIDDK New Research Directions in UI Symposium, Bethseda, MD: Honorable Mention, Basic Science Poster
2008 MidAtlantic AUA Section: First Prize in Basic Science Investigation (Mentor)
2008 MidAtlantic AUA Annual Meeting, Cambridge, MD: First Prize Winner (Mentor), Resident's Essay Contest
2007 University of Maryland School of Medicine: John D. Young, Jr. Professorship (2007-2012)
2007 American Urological Association: Third Prize in Basic Science Investigation (Mentor)
2007 Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA: Best Basic Science Poster
2007 American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA: Third Prize Winner (Mentor), AUA-AMCI, Basic Science Prize Essay Contest
2007 Annual Jack Lapides Essay Contest in Neurourology, Anaheim, CA: Honorable Mention (Mentor)
2006 MidAtlantic AUA Section: First Prize in Basic Science Investigation (Mentor)
2006 Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology: First Prize in Basic Science Investigations (Mentor)
2006 American Urological Association: AUA Leadership Class of 2006-2007
2006 Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA: First Prize Winner (Mentor), Basic Science Essay Contest
2006 MidAtlantic AUA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC : First Prize Winner (Mentor), Resident's Essay Contest
2005 Society for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction: Paul Zimskind Award
2005 Journal of Urology: Best Reviewer
2005 Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology : Paul Zimskind Award, For Continuing Excellence and Leadership In Field of Voiding Dysfunction
2004 American Urological Association: Second Prize in Basic Science Investigator (Mentor)
2004 Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine: Honorary Member of Academic Council
2004 American Urological Association Annual Meeting, San Fransisco, CA : Second Prize (Mentor), AUA-AMCI, Basic Science Prize Essay Contest
2003 MidAtlantic AUA Section : Second Prize in Basic Science Investigation (Mentor)
2003 American Foundation for Urologic Disease (AFUD): Research Scholar Award (Mentor)
2003 Mid-Atlantic AUA Meeting: Second Prize (Mentor), Resident's Essay Contest
2001 MidAtlantic AUA Section: First Prize in Basic Science Investigation (Mentor)
2001 Society for Basic Urologic Research: Young Investigator Award
2001 Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology : First Prize, Basic Science Investigation
2001 American Urological Association - European Urological Association Scholar Exchange Program : Second Alternate
2001 Pfizer International Cardura Competitive Awards Program: Winner
2001 Society for Basic Urologic Research: Young Investigator Award
2001 Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU) Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA : First Prize Winner, Basic Science Category
2001 Annual Jack Lapides Essay Contest in Neurourology, Anaheim, CA: Honorable Mention
2001 Mid-Atlantic AUA Annual Meeting, Hot Springs, VA: First Prize (Mentor), Resident's Essay Contest, Basic Science
1999 International Bladder Symposium, Washington, DC: Second Prize Poster
1999 Society of Uroradiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA: Third Prize Poster
1997 American Urological Association: Second Prize in Basic Science Investigation
1997 American Urological Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA: Second Prize, AUA CIRCON-ACMI, Basic Science Prize Essay Contest
1996 NIH: NIH Mentored Clinical-Scientist Career, Development Award, (K08 Series Award)
1995 American Foundation for Urologic Diseases (AFUD) : Research Scholar Award (Mentee)
1991 Michigan Urological Society's Residents' Day: First Prize
1986 Medical Student Research Day, University of Maryland, Baltimore: First Runner Up
1981 International Symposium on Sciences and Humanities, London, England: Representative of USA
1981 Westinghouse Science Talent Search: Honors Group

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  1. Zhu K, Hill WG, Li F, Shi B, Chai TC. Early Increased Urinary IL-2 and IL-10 Levels Were Associated With Development of Chronic UTI in a Murine Model. Urology. 2020 Jul; 141:188.e1-188.e6. PMID: 32201154
     
  2. Rovner E, Chai TC, Jacobs S, Christ G, Andersson KE, Efros M, Nitti V, Davies K, McCullough AR, Melman A. Evaluating the safety and potential activity of URO-902 (hMaxi-K) gene transfer by intravesical instillation or direct injection into the bladder wall in female participants with idiopathic (non-neurogenic) overactive bladder syndrome and detrusor overactivity from two double-blind, imbalanced, placebo-controlled randomized phase 1 trials. Neurourol Urodyn. 2020 02; 39(2):744-753. PMID: 31945197
     
  3. Ayyagari R, Powell T, Staib L, Chapiro J, Raja A, Bhatia S, Chai T, Schoenberger S, Devito R. Prostatic Artery Embolization Using 100-300-µm Trisacryl Gelatin Microspheres to Treat Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Attributable to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Single-Center Outcomes Analysis with Medium-Term Follow-up. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2020 Jan; 31(1):99-107. PMID: 31771896
     
  4. Ackerman AL, Chai TC. The Bladder is Not Sterile: an Update on the Urinary Microbiome. Curr Bladder Dysfunct Rep. 2019; 14(4):331-341. PMID: 32612735
     
  5. Ayyagari R, Powell T, Staib L, Chapiro J, Perez-Lozada JC, Bhatia S, Chai T, Schoenberger S, Devito R. Prostatic Artery Embolization in Nonindex Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Patients: Single-center Outcomes for Urinary Retention and Gross Prostatic Hematuria. Urology. 2020 Feb; 136:212-217. PMID: 31734349
     
  6. Anger J, Lee U, Ackerman AL, Chou R, Chughtai B, Clemens JQ, Hickling D, Kapoor A, Kenton KS, Kaufman MR, Rondanina MA, Stapleton A, Stothers L, Chai TC. Recurrent Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections in Women: AUA/CUA/SUFU Guideline. J Urol. 2019 08; 202(2):282-289. PMID: 31042112
     
  7. Wu Z, Li Y, Liu Q, Liu Y, Chen L, Zhao H, Guo H, Zhu K, Zhou N, Chai TC, Shi B. Pyroptosis engagement and bladder urothelial cell-derived exosomes recruit mast cells and induce barrier dysfunction of bladder urothelium after uropathogenic E. coli infection. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2019 09 01; 317(3):C544-C555. PMID: 31241987
     
  8. Lu M, Zhu K, Schulam PG, Chai TC. A non-enzymatic method for dissection of mouse bladder urothelial tissue. Nat Protoc. 2019 04; 14(4):1280-1292. PMID: 30894693; DOI: 10.1038/s41596-019-0142-x;
     
  9. Yeh J, Lu M, Alvarez-Lugo L, Chai TC. Bladder urothelial BK channel activity is a critical mediator for innate immune response in urinary tract infection pathogenesis. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2019 04 01; 316(4):F617-F623. PMID: 30648906; DOI: 10.1152/ajprenal.00554.2018;
     
  10. Abelson B, Sun D, Que L, Nebel RA, Baker D, Popiel P, Amundsen CL, Chai T, Close C, DiSanto M, Fraser MO, Kielb SJ, Kuchel G, Mueller ER, Palmer MH, Parker-Autry C, Wolfe AJ, Damaser MS. Sex differences in lower urinary tract biology and physiology. Biol Sex Differ. 2018 10 22; 9(1):45. PMID: 30343668
     
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Bar chart showing 139 publications over 27 distinct years, with a maximum of 13 publications in 2011

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As a senior faculty clinician-scientist, I am experienced in understanding career trajectory milestones. I have balanced being PI on NIH grants, participating/chairing NIH study sections, serving on executive board of national professional society, performing manuscript peer review/editorial activities with providing surgical clinical care. My research has been bench science in urothelial biology. My surgical practice is in urology with sub-specialty focus on female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

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