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Hot Topics from the Journal of Endourology and Video Urology

Sunday, September 23
2:40 PM - 2:55 PM
Location: Amphitheatre Bleu

John Denstedt

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Ashok Hemal

Professor
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Dr. Hemal is working as a professor in the department of Urology, Comprehensive Cancer Center & Prof., Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He is well known for his pioneering work in minimally invasive surgery. He has been active in the field of endourology since 1989, laparoscopy since 1992 and robot-assisted surgery since 2001. His contributions to laparoscopic & robot-assisted urologic surgery include the development of new techniques in uro-oncology & commitment to sharing and disseminating knowledge. He has conducted live demonstrations of endourological, laparoscopic & robot-assisted urologic procedures at more than 350 conferences around the world. He has been a visiting professor to more than 350 institutions around the globe to deliver guest lectures and keynote speeches. His trainees have been involved in the establishment of more than 50 minimally invasive programs. He has edited six books & 450 scientific papers and chapters in the book. He is on editorial board of several journals and President of society of robotic urologic surgery.He serves as a member of scientific committee in American Urology Association, World Congress of Endourology & SIU. Dr. Hemal has been the recipient of many academic distinctions and awards. He has been awarded three times by President of India including the most prestigious honor a physician can receive, the “Dr. B.C. Roy Award,” in 2004 for his contributions in the field of cost-effective minimally invasive surgery and highest civilian honor “Padma-Shree” in 2007 for development of robotic urologic surgery. Other prestigious awards to his credit are Urologist of the Decade award, Guest Scholar of the American College of Surgeons, SIU scholar and Fulbright scholar. Dr. Hemal is consistently included in Best Doctors of America, Top Doctors of America, Top Prostate Cancer Specialists and Who’s Who in the World for past several years.

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Chandru P. Sundaram

Vice Chair (QI), Professor of Urology, Director, Residency Program and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Indiana University School of Medicine

Chandru P. Sundaram, MD, is the Dr. Norbert and Louise Welch Professor of Urology and Director of the Residency Program and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. After graduating from Madras Medical College, he trained in surgery and urology in India and England before completing his residency at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and a fellowship in Boston. He began his academic urologic career at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he directed an Endourological Society-recognized fellowship. In 2002, Dr. Sundaram established a fellowship and program in minimally invasive surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. He has been recognized with teaching awards from both Washington University and Indiana University. He has been a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England since 1989. Dr. Sundaram's areas of interest include minimally invasive surgery of the kidney, prostate and adrenal gland. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

He is the Treasurer Elect of the Endourological Society and is the chair of its fellowship committee. He is the founding Senior Editor of Videourology and serves as board member and assistant editor of the Journal of Endourology. He is on the board of directors of the American Urological Association. Dr. Sundaram has held multiple other leadership positions, including president of the American Urological Association's North Central Section, the Indiana Urologic Association and the Society of Urological Robotic Surgeons. In addition, he has been the chairman of the AUA's Laparoscopy, Robotic and New Surgical Technology Committee; and has served on the AUA's Education Council. Dr. Sundaram has been an invited faculty at numerous international meetings and institutions around the world.

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