STS Summer Series: How I Learned Robotic Cardiac Surgery

Robot-assisted cardiac procedures have been a major driving force in advancing less invasive surgery and more effective therapies for patients. The pathways to learn and become proficient in the modality, however, can be challenging. In this free webinar, cardiac surgeon experts shared experiences and provided insights and recommendations for navigating the world of robotics. Moderators T. Sloane Guy, MD, MBA, and Husam H. Balkhy, MD, spoke with colleagues about how they became technically proficient and options for learning how to perform robotic cardiac surgery. They also:

  • Described multiple routes to becoming proficient in robotic cardiac surgery
  • Discussed institutional dynamics and how to get started
  • Explained the different training pathways for coronary, mitral, and other intracardiac procedures

This series is supported by Medtronic.

The episode is also available as a podcast.

T. Sloane Guy, MD, MBA 
Thomas Jefferson University 
Philadelphia, PA

Husam H. Balkhy, MD 
The University of Chicago 
Chicago, IL

Vinay Badhwar, MD
West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute
Morgantown, WV

Arnar Geirsson, MD 
Yale Medicine
New Haven, CT 

Eugene A. Grossi, MD 
NYU Langone Health 
New York, NY

Robert L. Smith II, MD 
Baylor Scott & White Health 
Plano, TX

Francis P. Sutter, DO
Lankenau Medical Center 
Wynnewood, PA