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2014
Miami Robotics Symposium
Third Biennial
Friday-Saturday, April 25-26, 2014
Eden Roc Hotel, Miami Beach
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2014 Faculty

Gyn/GYO Urology General  Colorectal Thoracic
Allied Health
 

Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology Faculty 

Ricardo Estape, M.D.
Symposium Director
Medical Director, South Miami Hospital Center for Robotic Surgery
Gynecologic Oncologist, Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida
 
John Diaz, M.D.
Symposium Director
Gynecologic Oncology
Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida
 
Rafael Perez, M.D.
Symposium Director
Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Baptist and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Miami, Florida


Guest Faculty 


Javier Magrina, M.D.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Gynecology
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, Arizona
 

Nicholas Lambrou, M.D.
Medical Director
Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology
South Miami Hospital

 

Dwight D. Im, M.D., FACOG
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
University of Maryland
School of Medicine
Director, the Gynecologic Oncology Center and the National Institute for Robotic Surgery
Mercy Medical Center
Baltimore Maryland  
 

Walter Gotlieb, M.D., Ph.D
Director, Gynecologic Oncology
Jewish General Hospital
Professor and Director of Surgical Oncology
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

Patrick Culligan, M.D.
Division and Fellowship Director,
Atlantic Health Division of Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
Professor of Obstetrics Gynecology & Reproductive Science
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Morristown, New Jersey
 


Armando Hernandez-Rey, M.D.
Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist
Baptist, South Miami Doctors and West Kendal Baptist Hospitals
Miami, Florida
 

Chris Ciocco
Strategic Planning
Baptist Health south Florida
Miami, Florida
 

Robert Holloway, M.D.
Medical Director, Florida Hospital Gynecologic Oncology
Founding Member, Florida Hospital’s Global Robotic Institute
Clinical professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Orlando, Florida
    

Jason James, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Baptist Hospital
Miami, Florida 

Pedro Ramirez, M.D.
Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine
Director of Minimally Invasive Surgical Research & Education
Division of Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
 

Jaime Sepulveda-Toro, M.D., FACS, FACOG
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
South Miami Hospital
Miami, Florida
 
Urology Faculty


Sanjay Razdan, M.D., MCh.
Symposium Director
Associate Professor of Urology
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Chairman, Department of Surgery
Jackson South Hospital
Miami, Florida

Guest Faculty

Thomas E. Ahlering, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chairman
Department of Urology
University of California School of Medicine
Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery
Irvine, California


Randy Fagin, M.D.
Chief Administrative Officer, Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery
St. David’s North Austin Medical Center
Austin, Texas


Reza Ghavamian, M.D.
Professor of Urology
Director of Urologic Oncology Services
Department of Urology
Director of Robotic Surgery
Montefiore Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, New York


Benjamin R. Lee, M.D., FACS
Professor of Urology & Medicine (Oncology)
Robotics, Endourology and Laparoscopic Surgery
Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Urology
New Orleans, Louisiana 


Raymond Leveillee, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Urology
Chief, Division of Endourology and Laparoscopy
Department of Urology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida


James O. Peabody, M.D.
Vattikuti Urology Institute
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, Michigan


Abhay Rane, OBE, MS, FRCS(Urol)
Professor of Urology
East Surrey Hospital
Redhill, Surrey, England
 

Michael Stifelman, M.D.
Associate Professor
Service Chief, New York University Medical Center
Director, Minimally invasive Urology, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery
Department of Urology
New York, New York
 

Raju Thomas, M.D., FACS, MHA
Professor and Chair, Department of Urology
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana



General Surgery and Bariatric Surgery Faculty 

Anthony González, M.D.
Symposium Director
Chief of Surgery and Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Baptist Hospital
Medical Director, South Miami Hospital’s Weight-loss Surgery Program
General Surgeon, Baptist, South Miami and West Kendal Baptist Hospitals
Miami, Florida



Jorge Rabaza, M.D.

Symposium Director
General and Bariatric Surgeon
Baptist, South Miami Homestead, Mariners and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Miami, Florida


Guest Faculty

Rupa Seetharamaiah, M.D.   
General and Bariatric Surgeon
Baptist, South Miami Homestead and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Miami, Florida

 
Charan Donkor, M.D.
General and Bariatric Surgeon,
Baptist, South Miami, Homestead, Mariners and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Miami, Florida


Eugene O. Dickens, M.D.
Chairman of Surgery
Hillcrest Medical Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Clark Gerhart, M.D., FACS
Assistant Professor, Commonwealth Medical College
General Surgeon, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Troy Houseworth, M.D., FACS
Director of Robotic Bariatric Surgery
Franciscan Health System,
St. Francis Hospital
Federal Way, Washington

Eduardo Parra-Dávila, M.D.

Director, Minimally Invasive and Colorectal Surgery
Director, Hernia and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
Florida Hospital
Celebration, Florida


Yassar Youssef, M.D., FACS
Director of Robotic Surgery
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Johns Hopkins University 
Baltimore, Maryland


Paul Singh, M.D., FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director of the Minimally Invasive Center for Training and Education
Director of Bariatric Surgery
Fellowship Director for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Albany Medical Center
Albany, New York


Colorectal Surgery Faculty


Anthony González, M.D.
Symposium Director
Chief of Surgery and Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Baptist Hospital
Medical Director, South Miami Hospital’s Weight-loss Surgery Program
General Surgeon, Baptist, South Miami and West Kendal Baptist Hospitals
Miami, Florida
 

Jorge Rabaza, M.D.
Symposium Director
General and Bariatric Surgeon
Baptist, South Miami Homestead, Mariners and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Miami, Florida 
 

Guest Faculty
Morris Franklin, Jr., M.D.
Director of the Texas Endosurgery Institute
San Antonio, Texas


Henry J. Lujan, M.D., FACS, FACSRS
Director, Advanced GI MIS Fellowship
Jackson South Community Hospital
Sub-section Chief, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Baptist Hospital


Vincent J. Obias, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Chief Division Colon and Rectal Surgery
George Washington University
Washington, DC
 

Eduardo Parra-Dávila, M.D.
Director, Minimally Invasive and Colorectal Surgery
Director, Hernia and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
Florida Hospital
Celebration, Florida
 

Alessio Pigazzi, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor, Surgery
University of California, School of Medicine
Irvine California


Gustavo Plasencia M.D., FACS, FASCRS
Clinical Professor of Surgery
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine(Voluntary Faculty)
Clinical Professor of Surgery
Florida International University College of Medicine
Miami, Florida 


Cesar Santiago, M.D. FACS, FASCRS
Colon and Rectal Surgeon
Medical Director, Robotic Surgery, Advanced Center for Robotic Surgery
St. Joseph's Hospital
Tampa, Florida



Thoracic Faculty List


Mark R. Dylewski, M.D.  
Symposium Director
Thoracic Surgeon, Baptist, Doctors, Homestead and South Miami Hospitals
Director of Thoracic Robotic Surgery, South Miami Hospital Center for Robotic Surgery
Director of General Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Surgical Oncology
Baptist Health Cardiac and Thoracic Surgical Group
Miami, Florida 
 

Laurence N. Spier, M.D.
Director, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Thoracic Surgery
North Shore University Hospital
Manhasset, New York
 

Richard S. Lazzaro, M.D.
Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery
North Shore LIJ Health System
New York, New York


Patrick Ross Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio


Allied Health Professional Specialty Track Faculty


Carmen Rodriguez, R.N., MSHSA

Symposium Director
Assistant Vice-president of Peri-Operative Services
South Miami Hospital
Miami, Florida

 

Baptist Health Affiliated Faculty
South Miami Hospital Center for Robotic Surgery
Mara Berman, R.N., MBA, CNOR
Robert Choquette R.N.
Robert Diaz, ARNP
David L. Howe, R.N., BSN
Enrique Prada, H.P.

Carol Robles, R.N.
Carmen Rodriguez, R.N., MSHSA

Jessica Rodriguez, R.N.

 

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