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.

 
 

Year

Awardees

 

2009

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.

 

2008

Branislav Jaramaz, PhD, USA

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

 

2007

Andre Bauer, MD, Spain

 

2006

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

 

2005

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)

 

2004

Brian Davies, PhD, UK

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

 

2003

Scott Delp, PhD, USA

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.

 

2002

Anthony M.III, M.D. , USA

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.

 

2001

Lutz-P. Nolte, PhD, Switzerland

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.

 

2000

Russel H. Taylor, PhD, USA

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.

 
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