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Justin P. Cobb is a British professor of orthopaedic surgery at Imperial College London, known for introducing medical robotics into orthopaedic surgery. He is a member of the Royal Medical Household and is royal orthopaedic surgeon to the Queen. He is on the staff at King Edward VII's Hospital (KEVII) and is civilian advisor in orthopaedics to the Royal Air Force (RAF). His research has also included themes relating to designing new devices such as for ceramic hip resurfacing, 3D printing in orthopaedics, and training in surgical skills. He is a director of the MSk laboratory based in the Sir Michael Uren Hub. He is a recipient of the Hunterian Professorship, awarded for his work on surgery and osteosarcoma. Together with engineer Brian Davies from Imperial, he developed the world's first haptic based robotic assistant known as 'Acrobot', used to assist in knee surgery. He was the Conference Chair of CAOS 2011 in London, UK, and was President of the CAOS Society 2010-11.
Prof. Moshe Shoham, D.Sc., is the Head of the robotics laboratory at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering since October 1990 and has been a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology since October 1989. Prof. Shoham is an acclaimed authority in the field of robotics. Prior to that, Dr. Shoham served as the director of the robotic laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University from September 1986 to September 1989. Prof. Shoham has served as a foreign member of the National Academy of Engineering in the United States since October 2014. He is the Co-Founder of Mazor Robotics Ltd., in 2001 and has also been its Chief Technology Officer since 2003. Prof. Shoham co-founded Microbot Medical Inc. in 2010 and serves as its Scientific Director. He is a Co-Founder of Guide-X Ltd. He is a Co-Founder of Microbot Israel and has been its Chairman of Scientific Advisor Board. He served as a Director of Microbot Medical Inc. since November 2010 until December 12, 2017 and serves as its Member of Scientific Advisory Board. He has been Director of Microbot Israel since November 2010. He serves as Member of Scientific Advisory Committee at MIGAL - Galilee Research Institute LTD.
Prof. Jenny is an orthopedic surgeon, currently senior consultant at the University Hospital in Strasbourg (France) and Associate Professor at the Strasbourg University. He specialized in adult joint reconstruction, was involved for more than 15 years in the development of navigation systems.
Dr.Hodgson is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He holds a PhD in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics from Harvard-MIT. He directs the Surgical Technologies Lab and the Medtech Development Hub, and recently served as Director of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering (2010-17) and as president of the International Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery Society (2014-15).
Stephen B. Murphy MD is a surgeon, inventor and medical device developer who specializes in hip and knee reconstruction at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. He is an Associate Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. He majored in Engineering Sciences at Dartmouth College and received his MD from the Weill Cornell Medical College. He received his residency training at the Combined Harvard Orthopedic Residency program, completed two research fellowships in orthopedic biomechanics and the Maurice Muller Fellowship in Reconstructive Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Brigham and Womenâ€™s Hospital, and in Switzerland.
He is Professor at the University of Brest, an orthopedic Surgeon at the Brest University Hospital, and a Doctor of Science in health engineering. He is the Director of the Laboratory of Medical Information Processing (LaTIM - INSERM U1011) and has coordinated several national research projects in the field of CAOS.
He is a Professor at Queen's University at Kingston. His primary Queen's appointment is in the School of Computing, and he is also appointed as a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and as a Professor in the Department of Surgery.
Chief of Staff in the University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble) from 1993.
He is professor for medical engineering at the RWTH Aachen University of Technology in Aachen, Germany. He introduced and pioneered the idea of patient specific instruments ("individual templates" or "PSI") with its first clinical application in 1993 (first patent application in 1992). From 1997 to 2001 he was coordinator of the European project CRIGOS on the development of a compact robots for image guided orthopaedic surgery and from 2010 he initiated the 18,5 MEuro consortial project OR.NET (2012-2016 project coordinator) on open and secure digital networks in the operating room of the future.
His computer-related research work further led him to play the role of leading orthopaedic surgeon in the area of computer-aided surgery in Japan from 1997. His main interests in this area are robotics, navigation and preoperative planning for joint replacement surgery.
He has published over 150 technical works including conference and journal papers, book chapters, and editorials in these areas and has served on numerous related program committees.
Since 2005 he has established a clinical research unit at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Glasgow(UK) in which his team has produced significant research work on computer assisted knee and hip surgery.
Work covers a wide range of topics including surgical planning and simulation, surgical navigation and medical robotics and postoperative evaluation.
First research work was based on the use of a robot for stereotactic neuro-surgery and he described with Jocelyne Troccaz a new technique.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The Hip Society of North America, The International Knee Society, The Knee Society of North America (Charter Member), Orthopaedic Research Society, The International Society for the Study of Custom Prostheses (Co-founder and 1st President)
He is a founder and Technical Director of the spin-off Company Acrobot Limited, who specialise in research and clinical application of minimally invasive robots for Orthopaedic Surgery.
National Science Foundation and Faculty Fellowships from the Baxter Foundation and Powell Foundation.He is a Morgenthaler Faculty Scholar at Stanford and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.
He specializes in adult reconstructive surgery including less and minimally invasive surgical techniques for total joint replacements.Dr. DiGioia was born and raised in Pittsburgh.
CAOS-USA, North America s twin of these conferences, as well as a considerable number of regional CAOS meetings were launched in the subsequent years, following the concept set by the Switzerland-based symposiums.
The implementation of a robot into a surgical procedure demanded breakthrough technical solutions in many regards, which were one by one developed under the auspices of Russ Taylor, today one of the wordwide leading experts in medical robotics.
Orthopaedic surgery is the area where Philippe Cinquin obtained most achievements, in particular for his inventions in spine, knee, and pelvic surgery.