Secretary-Treasurer Nominee (3-year progressive term)
Jay A. Redan, MD
Dr. Redan has been performing laparoscopic and thoracoscopic procedures since the infancy of this specialty. Starting with laparoscopic cholecystectomy and diagnostic laparoscopy for trauma in 1989, he has participated in the growth of the specialty as it has evolved to a true general surgical specialty that now encompasses all abdominal (general and gynecologic) and thoracic surgery. Dr. Redan has also been involved with the development of Minimally Invasive Oncology Surgery, Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery (HALS), and Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) as well as teaching and preceptoring surgeons and students throughout the world.
An area of great interest has been the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic abdominal and pelvic pain; especially as it relates to colo-rectal surgery. Dr. Redan strongly believes in the liberal use of laparoscopy to provide patients with “photodiagnostics” that allow them to see exactly what the problem is inside the patient’s abdomen.
Dr. Redan is now the Medical Director of Minimally Invasive General Surgery at Florida Hospital—Celebration Health, Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Central Florida Medical School and a leading proponent of integrating endoluminal therapies in the Operating Room environment.
Trustee Nominees (2-year term)
Richard M. Satava, MD
Richard Satava, MD, FACS, is Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center. Prior positions include Professor of Surgery at Yale University and a military appointment as Professor of Surgery (USUHS) in the Army Medical Corps assigned to General Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Program Manager of Advanced Biomedical Technology at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Senior Science Advisor at the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command in Ft. Detrick, Maryland.
His undergraduate training was at Johns Hopkins University, Medical School at Hahnemann University of Philadelphia, Internship at the Cleveland Clinic, Surgical Residency at the Mayo Clinic, and a Fellowship with a Master of Surgical Research at Mayo Clinic.
He has served on the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Committee on Health, Food and Safety. He is currently a member of the Emerging Technologies and Accredited Education Institutes of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), is past president of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), past president of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), and was on the Board of Governors of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). He is currently on the Board of a number of surgical societies and on the editorial board of numerous surgical and scientific journals, and active in numerous surgical and engineering societies.
He has been continuously active in surgical education and surgical research, with more than 200 publications and book chapters in diverse areas of advanced surgical technology, including Surgery in the Space Environment, Video and 3-D imaging, Telepresence Surgery, Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation, and Objective Assessment of Surgical Competence and Training and Moral and Ethical Impact of Advanced Medical Technologies.
During his 23 years of military surgery he has been an active flight surgeon, an Army astronaut candidate, MASH surgeon for the Grenada Invasion, and a hospital commander during Desert Storm, all the while continuing clinical surgical practice. While striving to practice the complete discipline of surgery, he is aggressively pursuing the leading edge of advanced technologies to formulate the architecture for the next generation of Medicine.
Howard N. Winfield, MD
Howard N. Winfield, MD, FACS, FRCS is the Director of Urology and Robotic Surgery at DCH Regional Health System in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Previously, he was Professor of Urology and Director of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. After completing his urology residency at McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 1984, he undertook a 2-year fellowship in endourology. Dr. Winfield began performing laparoscopic surgery in 1988 and is considered one of the early pioneers in urologic laparoscopy as well as performing, in 1991, the world’s first laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.
Dr. Winfield has participated as a lecturer and instructor in numerous postgraduate courses related to laparoscopic surgery and is author of over 100 peer review journal articles and 70 book chapters. He is a Section editor to the Journal of Endourology and reviewer for numerous other journals. He is the President-Elect of the North Central Section of the AUA and an elected member of the American Association of GU Surgeon. His research interests relate currently to laparoscopic and robotic surgery.
Robert K. Zurawin, MD
Dr. Robert K. Zurawin is an Associate Professor in the division of Gynecology. He received his medical degree with honors from Baylor College of Medicine in 1977 and completed his residency at Baylor in 1982. Dr. Zurawin is Director of the Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and is the Director of the Baylor Clinic Hysteroscopy Program. He is the Director of the Fibroid Center and the Center for Comprehensive Women’s Health Care at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery and alternative procedures to hysterectomy. He also treats urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and problems of the menopause. Dr. Zurawin is a renowned expert in robotic surgery.
Dr. Zurawin is a member of many professional and scientific societies and has numerous committee appointments, both with national organizations and also at the hospitals at which he practices. Dr. Zurawin was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL). He is involved nationally in the training of advanced endoscopic surgery to residents and practicing surgeons. He has held the position of Chief of the Gynecology Service at Texas Children's Hospital and is past-president of the Houston Gynecological and Obstetrical Society