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Instructional Course

012IC - Management of Challenging Renal Masses: Guidelines-Focused Case-Based Course With Advanced Techniques in Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

Friday, May 18
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: MCC WEST, 2010

Challenging cases with T1 and T2 renal masses will be presented to the faculty and the appropriate management discussed. Pros and cons of each treatment approach will be discussed. Cases will be selected to emphasize the principles of management as per AUA guidelines and recent literature. The course will be interactive with time for questions from the audience.

Advanced techniques in robotic partial nephrectomy will be illustrated with multiple video clips. The retroperitoneal approach will be described. Tips and tricks will be discussed to minimize complications during surgery. This part of the course would be best suited for participants who are already performing robotic partial nephrectomy.

Learning Objectives:

Chandru P. Sundaram

Indiana University School of Medicine

Chandru P. Sundaram, MD, is Professor of Urology and Director of the Residency Program and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. He was faculty and director of the fellowship in Washington University in St. Louis before moving to Indiana University in 2002. Dr. Sundaram established a fellowship and program in minimally invasive surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. He has been recognized with teaching awards from both Washington University and Indiana University. He has been a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England since 1989.

Dr. Sundaram is on the Board of Directors of the AUA and the Executive Committee of the Endourological Society. He serves as board member and assistant editor of the Journal of Endourology and Senior Editor of Videourology. Dr. Sundaram has held multiple leadership positions, including president of the AUA's North Central Section, the Indiana Urologic Association and the Society of Urological Robotic Surgeons. In addition, he has been the chairman of the AUA's Laparoscopy, Robotic and New Surgical Technology Committee; has served on the AUA's Education Council. Dr. Sundaram's areas of interest include minimally invasive surgery of the kidney, prostate and adrenal gland. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Sundaram has been an invited faculty at numerous international meetings and institutions around the world.


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Jihad H. Kaouk

Director, Center for robotic Surgery
Glickman Urologic Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Jihad Kaouk, MD FACS

Dr. Jihad Kaouk is an American Board certified Urologist and the Director of the Center of Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological Institute . He also serves as a Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Vice Chair for Surgical Innovations and the chair holder for the Zegarac-Pollock Endowed Chair in laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

In Innovations, he has performed several first ever done surgical procedures, including the first Robotic single port surgery through the belly button in 2008, the first completely transvaginal kidney removal in 2009, and the first robotic perineal prostatectomy in 2014 Dr. Kaouk holds 2 USA patents for medical devices.

Dr. Kaouk has served on committees at the national and local levels. From 2005-2008, he belonged to the AUA’s Urologic Diagnostic and Therapeutic Imaging Task Force, and from 2006-2010 he was on the Guidelines for the Management of small Renal Masses committee. Currently Dr Kaouk serves on the AUA Laparoscopic, Robotic and New Technology committee, and is Associate Editor of Urology journal.

Dr kaouk have lectured in 130 scientific meetings, chaired 20 urologic meeting and performed live surgery in 18 medical centers worldwide. He authored 420 peer reviewed scientific publication, 26 book chapters and hundreds of scientific abstracts and surgical movies. Dr kaouk received 32 honors including Cleveland clinic innovator award twice, Teacher of the Year award, and several best surgical movies. Recently recieved The 2017 Top Endourology Fellowship Program Director Award.

Presently, Dr Kaouk holds membership with the American Urological Association, the Endourological Society, Society of Urologic Oncology, Society of Robotic Surgery, and the Lebanese Order of Physicians. He is a fellow of the American college of Surgeons and recently elected as President Elect for the Society of Urologic Robotic Surgery (SURS).


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Arieh L. Shalhav

University of Chicago

Arieh L. Shalhav, M.D. received his B.Sc. and M.D. degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1986. In 1995, he completed his internship and urology residency at the Sheba Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine Tel Aviv University. During his residency he received a scholarship to spend PGY3 at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.
After completing his residency, he undertook a fellowship in laparoscopy/endourology at Washington University in St. Louis. He remained as faculty at Washington University for one year as Assistant Professor of Urology.
In July 1999 he became Director of Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery and Assistant Professor of Urology at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, where he developed one of the most active laparoscopic donor nephrectomy programs in the country.
In 2002, he joined the University of Chicago as the Director of Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery, where he established an Endourologic Society fellowship and in 2011 a Society of Urologic Oncology fellowship training 2-3 fellows a year.
As a pioneer in the field he built one of the most prominent clinical and research robotic surgery programs in the country. He has authored multiple manuscripts on robotic surgery, has been faculty on multiple robotic conferences and run 5 major courses on robotic surgery at the University of Chicago. In April, 2007 Dr. Shalhav was named The Fritz and Mary Lee Duda Family Professor and Chief of Urology.
In September 2010, he was the President and run the 28th World Congress of Endourology Meeting in Chicago.
He has received awards for his teaching, research and clinical work from the Society of Laproendoscopic Surgeons, Endourological Society, as well as the American Urological Association. He is an active member in these societies and has vast experience in robotic and laparoscopic management of urologic disease.


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