SURS Program

Prostate Cancer

Thursday, September 20
3:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Location: Room 242A

Ashok Hemal

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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Peter Wiklund

Karolinska University Hospital

Nils Peter Stefan Wiklund
MD, PhD, Professor Chairman
Dept. of molecular medicine and surgery, section of Urology, Karolinska Institutet
Dept. of Urology, Karolinska University Hospital 171 76 Stockholm Sweden
PhD December 6, 1985, Physiology, Karolinska Institutet
Purine modulation of cholinergic neuroeffector transmission in smooth muscle.
Associate Professor Physiology, Karolinska Institutet 1989
Post doctoral training 1992-1993, Prof. Salvador Moncada, Wellcome Research Laboratories, London, UK.
Associate Professor Urology, Karolinska Institutet 1994
Professor in Urology, Karolinska Institutet 1999
Medical Studies at Karolinska Institutet
Entered PhD program in Physiology
MD Medical degree, Karolinska Institutet
PhD research training Physiology dept of Physiology Karolinska Institutet Stockholm
PhD Physiology, Karolinska Institutet
Internship St:Göran Hospital Stockholm Sweden
1985-11-01 – 1989 01 31
1985-11 01-1986-04-30, (6 months)
General surgery
1986 05 01–1986 07 30 and 1987 07 01-1997 09 30 (6 months)
Internal Medicine
1988-01-01-1988-06-30 (6 months)
1988-07-01-1988-07-30, 1988-09-01-1989 01-31 (6 months)
General Practitioner
Swedish license to practice medicine 1989
Specialist training in Urology at Karolinska University Hospital
1989 05 08–1991-01-06 Urology
1991-01-07-1992-02-28 General Surgery
1992-03-01-1992-12-31 Urology
1993-02-01-1993-06-13 General Surgery
1993-06-14-1993-12-12 Anesthesiology
List of publications updated 06/03/2018
249 original articles, 33 review articles, 4 edited books, 26 book chapters
3474 stations Web of science 31-12-2013


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