Medical Education: University of Colorado (2000-2004)
Residency: Lahey Clinic (2004-2010)
Fellowship: University of Washington (2010-2011) – Trauma and Reconstructive Urology with Dr. Hunter Wessells
Currently: Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Contact Info:

Phone: (781) 744-2508
Fax: (781) 744-5429
Visit the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Urology website for appointments and other information.


Dr. Alex Vanni is an Assistant Professor at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, specializing in Trauma and Reconstructive Urologic Surgery. Dr. Vanni is a graduate of Princeton University and earned his medical degree from the University of Colorado. He completed his urology residency at the Lahey Clinic, followed by a fellowship in Trauma and Reconstructive Urology from the University of Washington.

Dr. Vanni is an expert in complex genitourinary reconstruction. His clinical interests include urethral stricture disease, rectourethral fistulas, concealed (buried) penis repair, genitourinary reconstruction, genitourinary trauma, Peyronie’s disease, and post-prostatectomy incontinence. He has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters, and is active in developing cutting edge reconstructive techniques.

Dr. Vanni is board certified in urology and a member of the American Urological Association (AUA), where he is a member of the AUA urethral stricture guidelines panel. Additionally, he is a member of the Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons (GURS), the leading academic and clinical forum for reconstructive urology.

Dr. Vanni joined the Trauma and Urinary Reconstructive Network of Surgeons (TURNS) in 2014. Lahey Hospital and Medical Center is one of 10 academic centers collaborating in the study of patients treated for a variety of conditions in reconstructive urology and trauma. This network is designed to prospectively collect data and provide sophisticated analysis of both surgical and patient reported outcomes from urethral stricture surgery, male incontinence surgery, and a variety of other conditions. This type of collaborative research effort is essential to advancing the field of urologic reconstruction.