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Spring 2010 GRASP Seminar – David Lee, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and School of Medicine, “Robotic Surgery: Past, Present, and Future”

February 26, 2010 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Abstract: Robotic surgery, once just a figment of imagination, has become the preferred method of surgery in several fields. The history of robotic surgery, present uses particularly in urology, and possibilities for future directions will be discussed.


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Dr. David Lee is currently chief of urology at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and an assistant professor of surgery and urology at the University of Pennsylvania.

After completing his urology residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Dr. Lee completed an endourology fellowship with Dr. Ralph Clayman and Dr. Tom Ahlering at UCI Medical Center where he was part of one of the pioneering experiences of robotic surgery. In his initial practice in Texas, he established the first major robot prostatectomy program in the south central United States providing men with prostate cancer a minimally invasive choice for surgery. He was then recruited to Penn where he performs 10-15 robot prostatectomy cases per week. Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is now the busiest prostate cancer surgery hospital in the state of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Lee has published over 100 articles, abstracts and book chapters in the field of minimally invasive urologic surgery. He is the director of the UPHS robotic training center, associate director of the Penn urology residency and director of the Penn robotic urologic surgery fellowship.


February 26, 2010
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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