Plenary

How I Do It: Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy

Friday, September 21
3:12 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Amphitheatre Bleu

Isaac Y. Kim

Chief of Division of Urology
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

I am a urologic oncologist with clinical and laboratory interest in prostate cancer. After completing graduate and medical education at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL in 1997, I started the urology residency training at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Then in 2000-2001, I went to the Laboratory of Cell Regulation and Carcinogenesis at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and completed a one-year urologic oncology research fellowship. Following the urology residency training in 2003, I moved on to complete a fellowship in Endourology, Laparoscopy, and Robotics with Dr. Ralph V. Clayman at the University of California, Irvine. After the completion of the clinical fellowship, I started as an assistant professor at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ on Aug 2005. Since moving to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, I have established a productive laboratory focused on the mechanism of treatment resistance in prostate cancer while simultaneously performing over 1700 robotic prostatectomies.

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John W. Davis

Professor
MD Anderson Cancer Center

John W. Davis received his B.S in Biology at Davidson College in North Carolina in 1990. He received his Medical Degree at the University of Virginia in 1994 and served his residency training at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Norfolk, VA. Dr. Davis has had fellowship training in prostate cancer research with the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and received an American Foundation of Urologic Disease Scholar award. He completed a clinical fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston Texas, and a fellowship in laparoscopic urology at Charité Hospital, Berlin, Germany.
Dr. Davis is a Professor of Urology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Texas, and the Director of the Urosurgical Prostate Program. Dr. Davis is board certified by the American Board of Urology and is a member professional organizations including the Society of Urologic Oncology, Endourology Society, Society of Robotic Surgeons, Société Internationale d’Urologie, American Urological Association, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His leadership positions in professional societies have included President of the Young Urologic Oncologists (2003-2005), and President of the Society of Urologic Robotic Surgeons (2010-2012). For the American Urological Association, he sits on the Bylaws, History, and Minimally Invasive Surgery Committees, teaches a post-graduate course on robotic prostatectomy technique, and is a member of the 2014 Leadership Training Class. He is the Treasurer for the South Central Section of the AUA, and the Online Content Editor for the AUA. His peer reviewed publication involvement is highlighted by the role of Associate Editor for Urologic Oncology for the British Journal of Urology International.

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