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Robotics: The New Frontier for Surgery
World authority on surgical robotics technology, Dr. Walter H. Gotlieb, spoke at Dawson on Friday April 5, 2013.
Click here for a link to the original event and more background information about the talk.
About the video
This video is edited from portions of a presentation on surgical robotics technology that Dr. Walter H. Gotlieb gave at the Dawson Theatre on April 5, 2013.
Walter H. Gotlieb completed his medical degree summa cum laude at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, in his native Belgium, where he went on to obtain board certification in Ob-Gyn.
Following two years at the National Institutes of Health, where he obtained the National Cancer Institute Award of Outstanding Performance, he performed a three year fellowship in Gyn-onc at UCLA. He was then recruited by the by Tel Aviv University, Tel Hashomer Hospital, where he co-founded and built up the Department of Gynaecologic-Oncology from 1994 to 2003.
In 2003, he was recruited by McGill University. He obtained license to practice in Europe, Israel, California, and Canada. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he is involved in scientific research in ovarian cancer as a Project Director in the Lady Davis Research Institute and Senior Scientist of the Montreal Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Cancer. His efforts focus on translational research and novel therapeutic tools for ovarian cancer, and he has been the pioneer and driven “robotic” surgery in gynaecologic cancer in Canada. He has lectured around the world, and has proctored robotic surgery in Canada, China, India, and Israel.
A recipient of twelve national and international awards in the area of cancer research, Dr. Gotlieb is well published with over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts in reputable international journals. Dr. Gotlieb presently sits on the executive council of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society, and is the secretary treasurer of the Gynecologic Oncology Society of Canada. He is senior editor of the International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer. His prior involvement with medical societies includes the executive council of the Israel Gynecologic Oncologists, the executive council of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists of Canada, the SGO 2006 program committee, the International Committee of the SGO, and Vice President of the Association des Gynécologues Oncologues du Québec.
Dr. Gotlieb is presently Professor of Ob-Gyn and of Oncology at McGill University. He is the Director of Gynecologic Oncology at the Segal Cancer Center of the Jewish General Hospital, and Director of Surgical Oncology at McGill University. He recently completed an executive course in health care management and delivery at the Harvard Business School.
Frank Mulvey: director
Adrian Vaktor: co-director, cinematography and editing
Sarah de Guzman: theatre technician and video transfers
Special thanks to Maureen McIntyre, Dawson College Student Success Action Plan, Office of Instructional Development of Dawson College, Office of the Academic Dean of Dawson College, Office of the Directore General of Dawson College, Intuitive Surgical Incorporated, The Jewish General Hospital, McGill University.