Aseem R. Shukla

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Aseem Shukla is Associate Professor of Surgery (in Urology) at the Perleman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and serves as Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Prior to returning to CHOP in 2012, Dr. Shukla served as Director of Urology at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital and served as the Residency Program Director. Dr. Shukla is a recognized leader internationally in adapting robotic assisted technology in pediatric surgery, and has written seminal papers describing the process of transitioning from open to robotic surgery for various procedures. He regularly serves as faculty at training courses in the United States and has mentored surgeons from throughout the world in utilizing the technology.

Dr. Shukla’s passion for alleviating the global burden of surgical disease led him to organize and demonstrate at live surgical workshops throughout Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. Recognizing, however, that lasting change can only come with innovation through commitment, in 2009, Dr. Shukla initiated a surgical workshop at the Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad that has become an international model of Indo-U.S. academic collaboration. This collaboration brings together leading American children's hospital and India's most respected pediatric surgeons to address the vast surgical burden of complex urological anomalies in India. The annual Bladder Exstrophy-Epispadias consortium is in its 10th consecutive year. A strategy bringing together academic surgeons, local hospital systems, American disease specific support groups and research staff has led to the creation of an international Center of Excellence in Ahmedabad, that is now a referral destination for all of South Asia and Africa..


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