Renowned Urologist Joins Emerson Hospital


Dr. John A. Libertino, a renowned urologist who is highly regarded for his excellent clinical skills in treating patients with a variety of urologic diseases, has joined Emerson Hospital.  He is seeing patients at Emerson Urology Associates, located at 131 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Suite 460. His clinical interests include urologic surgery, adrenal cancer, renal cancer, bladder cancer, continent diversions, prostate cancer, urethral cancer and testes cancer.

Prior to joining Emerson, Dr. Libertino held several senior positions at Lahey Clinic Medical Center, including those as CEO and Chairman, Chairman of the Division of Surgery, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Director of the Sophia Gordon Cancer Center.  He comes to Emerson with more than five decades of experience treating urology patients. Dr. Libertino completed his residency in urology at Yale-New Haven Medical Center and is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is board-certified in urology and surgery.

“As one of the most well-respected urologists in New England, and an exemplary person who always focuses on providing the highest quality care to his patients, I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Libertino to Emerson,” said Christine Schuster, president and CEO, Emerson Hospital. “His patients consistently praise his compassionate approach to their care and his colleagues applaud his leadership and collaborative style that results in providing the very best care for patients. Having Dr. Libertino on our medical staff will enable Emerson to provide cutting-edge, comprehensive care to all of our urology patients.”

As a frequent contributor to medical journals, Dr. Libertino served as Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Urology Review. He has been honored with numerous awards throughout his career, including The Milton and Natalie Zucker Clinical Teaching Prize for Outstanding Clinical Teaching from Tufts University School of Medicine and the Lahey Clinical Medical Research Award.

“Emerson Hospital has an outstanding medical and nursing staff, a talented and supportive administration and a superb environment.  Everyone at Emerson is fully committed to providing outstanding compassionate care to patients,” said Dr. Libertino. “This is very rare in today’s health care world.  Many contemporary facilities give lip service to this mission, but Emerson actually makes it a practice.  I’m looking forward to helping Emerson grow its regional urologic cancer referral center in conjunction with my Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center colleagues, and support its clinical business development.”

In addition to treating patients, Dr. Libertino has been named Senior Vice President of Clinical Business Development at Emerson Hospital. To make an appointment with him, please call Emerson Urology Associates at 978-287-8985. 


Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit