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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