Maurice E. Müller Award for Excellence in Computer Assisted Surgery

The Maurice E. Müller Award for Excellence in Computer Assisted Surgery is conferred at the Annual CAOS-International Meetings.
It recognizes a career long contribution to Computer Assisted Surgery, with achievements that have had a fundamental effect in advancing this research field.
A board of referees selects individuals whose contribution fostered excellence in Computer Assisted Surgery to the present.
From 1999-2012 has been sponsored by the M.E. Müller Foundation. Since 2013 the M.E.Müller Award endowed with CHF 5'000.00 is sponsored by Medacta International S.A.






Moshe Shoham, PhD, Israel

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.



Jean Yves Jenny, MD, France

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.



Antony Hodgson, PhD, Canada

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 Murphy, MD, USA

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 Women’s Hospital, and in Switzerland.



Eric Stindel, MD, PhD, France

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.



Randy E Ellis, PhD, Canada

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.



Dr. Philippe Merloz, MD, France

Chief of Staff in the University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble) from 1993.



Klaus Radermacher, PhD, Germany

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.



Nobuhiko Sugano, PhD, MD, Japan

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.



Leo Joskowcz, PhD, Israel

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.



Frederic Picard, MD, UK

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.



Branislav Jaramaz, PhD, USA

work covers a wide range of topics including surgical planning and simulation, surgical navigation and medical robotics and postoperative evaluation.



Andre Bauer, MD, Spain



Stéphane Lavallée, PhD, France

first research work was based on the use of a robot for stereotactic neuro-surgery and he described with Jocelyne Troccaz a new technique



David S. Stulberg, MD, USA

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)