Dr. Richard Link MD Urologist

Dr. Richard Link is an urologist in Houston, Texas. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Ben Taub General Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 17 years. Dr. Link accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 7 doctors at Ben Taub General Hospital and one of 13 at Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center who specialize in Urology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Urologist: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stone Disease, Kidney Transplantation

Clinical Interests: Tissue and Organ Procurement, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Molecular Biology, Laparoscopy, Operative Surgical Procedures, Kidney Diseases

Hospital Affiliation

Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center

St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
High performing in Urology

Texas Children's Hospital

The Methodist Hospital
Ranked #28 in Urology

Ben Taub General Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Baylor College of Medicine
Residency, General Surgery, 1997 - 1999

Baylor College of Medicine
Residency, Urology, 1999 - 2003

Johns Hopkins University
Fellowship, Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery, 2003 - 2005

Stanford University School of Medicine
Class of 1997

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified 25 years in Family Medicine

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2011

Fulbright and Jaworski LLP Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation, Baylor College of Medicine
2013

Fulbright and Jaworski LLP Faculty Excellence Award for Development of Enduring Educational Materials, Baylor College of Medicine
2013

Outstanding Full Time Faculty Teaching Award, Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine
2011

Distinguished Surgeon of the Year, Named Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
2009

Staff Man of the Year Award, Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine
2007

Award for Excellence in Educational Program Development, Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine
2006

First Prize, 2005 American Urological Association Prize Essay Contest, Clinical Research Division
2005

First Prize, 2004 American Urological Association Ambrose Reed Socio­economic Essay Contest
2004

First Prize Video Award, 2004 Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology
2004

First Prize, 2004 American Urological Association Annual Audio Visual Awards
2004

Award for Resident Excellence in Laparoscopic Surgery, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
2003

The Cullen Award for Outstanding Resident Teaching, Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine
2003

First Place Resident Presentation, Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine
2001

The Cullen Award for Outstanding Research by a Resident, Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine
2001

Trainee Investigator Award for Excellence in Scientific Research, The AAP, AFCR and ASCI Clinical Research Meeting
1994

The Henry Christian Award for Excellence in Research, American Federation for Clinical Research Foundation
1994

Letter of Commendation, Stanford University School of Medicine
1990

Distinction in the Major of Biology, Yale University
1989

Edgar J. Boell Prize for Excellence in Biology, Yale University
1989

Publications & Presentations

Innovations in Minimally Invasive Retroperitoneal Surgery
2014 2 26

Less Workshop: Instrumentation, Laparoscopic and Robotic
2013 10 22

Intratumor Heterogeneity: A Primer for the Clinician
2013 9 27

See all 94 publications

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS
  • Amerihealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Tennessee Network 5
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • IBC Keystone HMO / POS
  • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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