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Robotic Surgery: Research and Reviews

Dr Azodi

Obstetrics gynecology and reproductive sciences, Yale University School Of Medicine, United States

Dr Azodi

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Masoud Azodi

Dr. Azodi completed his undergraduate, graduate, medical school and Ob/Gyn residency training in Ohio. He then completed his fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Yale in 1996. He is currently an associate professor in the Section of Gynecologic Oncology. He also serves as Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at Bridgeport hospital and Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery at Yale Gynecologic Oncology.

He has been awarded the CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education several times, and has also been the recipient of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Excellence in Teaching Award. He has authored more than 50 original articles and several book chapters and review articles. He is actively involved in research, serving as the co–principal investigator for all of the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) clinical trials protocols in the section, and as principal investigator or co–investigator on multiple other protocols. He researches and lectures on treatment options for pre–malignant and malignant gynecologic disorders involving the vulva, cervix, vagina, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and placenta.

Dr. Azodi emphasizes the importance of minimally invasive approaches for gynecologic cancer. This includes laparoscopic staging, radical vaginal surgery and radical trachelectomy. He has performed multiple successful radical trachelectomies for cervical cancer management with preservation of reproductive potential. He has performed many laparoscopic surgeries for management of gynecologic diseases, including more than 1200 robotic–assisted cases. He is a reviewer for multiple peer–reviewed journals, including Gynecologic Oncology and Cancer. He has an editorial position in other journals. He is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Gynecologic Oncology.

Editorial Board

A. Erdem Canda, Professor, Department of Urology, Koç University, School of Medicine, Turkey


Enrico Conserva, Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgical Specialties, University of Modena, Italy

Dean C Koh, Department of Surgery, National University of Singapore; Colorectal Surgeon, Colorectal Clinic Associates, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore

Terry C. Lairmore, MD, Department of Surgery, LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport, Shreveport, LA, USA

Professor Jacques Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon. FRCS, Hon. FASA, Hon. APSA, Hon. FJSES, Hon. FJSS, President and Founder of IRCAD, France.

Rezia Maria Molfino, Professor of Robot Mechanics, Industrial and Service Robotics and Control of Mechanical Systems at the University of Genova, Italy

Sharona B. Ross, MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery College of Medicine University of Central Florida (UCF), Director, Advanced GI & HPB Fellowship Program, Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Director, Surgical Endoscopy, Director and Founder, AdventHealth Tampa Women in Surgery Initiative, Advent Health Tampa, Tampa, Florida, USA.

Philippe Rouanet, Professor, Oncologic Surgery, Montpellier Cancer Institute, France

Petr Štádler, MD, Ph.D., Head Department of Vascular Surgery, Chief Division of Robotic Vascular Surgery, Na Homolce Hospital, Praha, Czech Republic

Chung Ngai Tang, Honorary Clinical Associate Professor (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Honorary Clinical Associate Professor (The University of Hong Kong), Council member & Chairmen of, Robotic Subcommittee of International Laparoscopic Liver Surgery (ILLS) , Founding President of the Hong Kong Society of Robotic Surgery (HKSRS), Past President of Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA), President-elect of Asia-Pacific Association of Robotic Surgeons (APARS), Hong Kong

Carson Wong, MD, FRCSC, FACS, Department of Urology, Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, OH, USA

Weizhao Zhao, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA