Dr Adeel Khan Wins Global Robotic Surgery Competition
DETROIT, MI (IANS) – Dr. Adeel Khan, a distinguished robotic surgeon affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, secured the top position in the 2023 Vattikuti Foundation KS International Innovation Awards.
He received the award for the submission of a robot-assisted liver transplant on a 68-year-old male with hepatitis C-related cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma from a deceased donor.
The winners were announced at the academic symposium, ‘Humans at the Cutting Edge of Robotic Surgery,’ held in Ghent, Belgium.
The entry of Dr Ahmed Ghazi, Director of Minimal Invasive and Robotic Surgery and Director of Simulation Training at Johns Hopkins University was adjudged second place for devising a novel patient-specific simulation platform before complex robotic renal cancer surgeries.
Third place was awarded to Dr. Sandeep Nayak from MACS Clinic and Fortis Cancer Institute, Bengaluru for devising a novel approach for the removal of thyroid tumors using minimally invasive robotic surgery.
Dr Mahendra Bhandari, CEO, of the Michigan-based Vattikuti Foundation, presented the top award at a special event honoring Dr Adeel Khan.
“By focusing on robotic technology and surgeon education, the Vattikuti Foundation has proven the transformative power of innovative technology in revitalizing patients’ health at the hands of inventive humans,” said Raj and Padma Vattikuti, who founded the Vattikuti Foundation.
Dr Khan’s entry described the pioneering robot-assisted liver transplant (RLT) in the US, using a deceased donor procedure that he and his team performed at the School of Medicine in May 2023.
The submission of this procedure is expected to be of immense value to robotic surgeons as well as the field of transplantation surgery using the power of advanced technology.
The annual competition is held in memory of Krishnaswamy Subrahmaniam remembered as “KS”. He is known as an extraordinary human at the cutting edge for his outstanding contribution to the establishment and progress of robotic surgery in India.