[SEMİNER] The History and Future of Surgical Robotics

Tarih: 27.03.2012
Yer: Kandilli

onathan Sorger, Ph.D.
Intuitive Surgical, USA

11.00 – 12.30

Abstract: Industrial robots have forever changed the way in which automobiles and consumer products are produced.  Surgical robots rely less on automation and more heavily on data collection & display technologies to help surgeons achieve their goals in a minimally-invasive manner.  Novel acquisition and visualization techniques will continue to transform clinical medicine going forward, providing physiologic information that enhances the surgeon's senses. The stability of robotic platforms have enabled and will continue to drive various forms of augmented reality.  Sorger will discuss how the integration and presentation of such material can radically transform surgery, reducing invasiveness and increasing patient satisfaction in the process.

About the Speaker:

Jonathan Sorger is the Director of Medical Research at Intuitive Surgical, a high technology surgical robotics company based in Silicon Valley that makes the da Vinci surgical robot.  He earned a B.S. in bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego studying cardiac mechanics and the effects that disease has on heart tissue.  He went on to receive his Ph.D. and MBA degrees from Johns Hopkins University, applying novel stem cell and gene therapies to heart disease. He helped develop and teach the first-year bioengineering Ph.D. program at Stanford University before moving to Varian Medical Systems, where he was responsible for Varian's integration of molecular medicine into radiation therapy. At Intuitive Surgical, Sorger helps interpret clinical needs regarding the development of next-generation surgical robotic platforms. 

27 March 2011 (Tuesday)

Time: 11.00 – 12.30 

@ AZ-19, BME-TAM Bldg, Boğaziçi Kandilli Campus