AUA Chair Elspeth McDougall Visits RPCI

Friday, August 20, 2010

Elspeth McDougall, MD, Chair of the American Urological Association (AUA) Office of Education and Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Education Center at the University of California’s Irvine Medical Center, visited Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in July 2010. Dr. McDougall gave two presentations on minimally invasive surgery techniques and took a test drive on the first-ever Robotic Surgical Simulator, or RoSS, a technology developed by researchers from RPCI and the University at Buffalo. Dr. McDougall also spent time discussing the future of robotic surgery training with Roswell Park surgeons who are international leaders in the field.

Pictured From Left to Right:

Khurshid Guru, MD, Director of Roswell Park's Center for Robotic Surgery
Kevin Pranikoff, MD, Associate Professor of Urology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, University at Buffalo, and Clinical Director of Urology, Erie County Medical Center;
Elspeth McDougall, MD, FRCSC, MHPEs, Chair of the American Urological Association (AUA) Office of Education and Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Education Center at the University of California’s Irvine Medical Center
Datta G. Wagle, MD, FACS, Chief of Urology at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus and 2010-2011 President of the AUA
James O. Peabody, MD, Senior Staff Urologist, Fellowship Program Director, Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Hospital

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