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Robotic Surgery: Research and Reviews


Dr Azodi

Yale University, 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.


Prof. Dr. John

Urology, Kantonsspital Winterthur, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. John


Editorial Board

Orhan Alimoglu, Professor of General Surgery, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey

A. Erdem Canda, Associate Professor of Urology, Yildirim Beyazit University School of Medicine, Ankara Ataturk Training & Research Hospital, Ankara, 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, Professor of Surgery, Director, Division of Surgical Oncology, Baylor Scott & White Health, Temple, Texas USA

Professor Jacques Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon. FRCS, Hon. FJSES, Hon. FASA, President, Ircad France / Taiwan / Brazil, Chairman, Institute of Image-Guided Surgery, University of Strasbourg, 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, Director, Advanced GI & HPB Fellowship Program; Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery; Director, Surgical Endoscopy; Director and Founder, FHT Women in Surgery Initiative; Florida Hospital Tampa, Tampa, Florida, USA

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

Petr Stadler, Head Department of Vascular Surgery; Chief Division of Robotic Vascular Surgery, Na Homolce Hospital, Praha, Czech Republic

Chung Ngai Tang, Chief of Service, Department of Surgery, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong; Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong; Clinical Associate Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Professor, Tung Wah College, Hong Kong

Carson Wong, Director, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, SouthWest Urology, LLC, Cleveland, OH; Chief, Division of Urology, University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center, Beachwood, OH, USA

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