Charter Members

Ali Riza Kural

Ali Riza KuralTitle: Professor, Cerrapassa School of Medicine

Address: Cerrapasa School of Medicine Hakki Yeten Cadasi No. 19, Kat:5, Unimed Center Istanbul Fulya/Besikatas Turkey

Ash Tewari

Ash TewariAsh Tewari, M.D., M.Ch. serves as Director of the Prostate Cancer Institute and LeFrak Center for Robotic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. In addition, he is the Ronald P. Lynch Professor of Urologic-Oncology, a tenured professor of Urology and tenured professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College. He directs the Program in Robotic Prostatectomy and Urologic Oncology Outcomes.

Bernardo Rocco

Bernardo RoccoTitle: Director of Robotic School, Deputy Director Division of Urology

Address: European Institute of Oncology Via Ripamonti, 435 20141 – Milan, Italy


Phone: 3902 5748 9933


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David Albala

David AlbalaTitle: Professor of Urology

Address: Duke University Medical Center Room 1112 Green Zone Box 3457 Trent Drive Durham, NC 27710

Phone: (919) 684-5416

Declan Murphy

Declan MurphyTitle: Associate Professor & Director of Robotic Surgery

Address: The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, St Andrew’s Place, East Melbourne, Victoria 3022, Australia


Phone: +61396561110


Erik Castle

Erik CastleTitle: Associate Professor of Urology, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale

Address: 5579 E. Mayo Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85054

Geoff Coughlin

Geoff CoughlinTitle: Director of Robotic Surgery, Royal Brisbane Hospital

Address: Visiting Medical Officer Wesley Hospital


phone: +61738314000


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Guanchou Teh

Guanchou TehTitle: Head, Senior Consultant Department of Urology Sarawak General Hospital
Address: Department of Urology Sarawak General Hospital Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce 93586 Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia
Phone: 60 -82- 276 428

Dr Guan Chou Teh is the Head and Senior Consultant Urologist in the Department of Urology in Sarawak General Hospital, Malaysia. Dr Teh graduated with a distinction from University Malaya in Kuala Lumpur in 1991. In 1995, he qualified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He completed his urological training in the Flinder University in Adelaide, Australia in 1999. He also holds a diploma in laparoscopic surgery from Louis Pasteur University in France, and is a registered specialist with The Academy of Medicine of Malaysia .

He is currently board member of the Training and Credentialing committee of the Malaysian Board of Urology. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer to the Faculty of Medicine of University of Malaysia, Sarawak.

His main interest is in urooncology, laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He is one of the pioneer laparoscopic urological surgeons in Malaysia. He has presented various research papers on BPH, laparoscopic and robotic surgery in the national and regional urological meetings.

Hugo Davila

Hugo DavilaTitle: Director of Robotic Surgery Hospital Universitario de Caracas

Address: Hospital de Clinicas Caracus Cons 533, Av Almeida Con Panteon Caracus San Bernadino 1060 Venezuela

James Peabody

James PeabodyAddress: 2799 West Grand Blvd Detroit, MI 48202

Jihad H. Kaouk, M.D.

Jihad KaoukTitle: Zegarac-Pollock Professor of Surgery
Institute Vice Chair for Surgical Innovations
Director, Center for Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery
Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Address: Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute Cleveland Clinic 9500 Euclid Ave Q-10 Cleveland, Ohio 44195

Phone: (216) 444-2976

John Davis

John DavisTitle: Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Jun Cheon

Jun CheonTitle: Professor and Chairman, Department of Urology Korea University Hospital

Address: Korea University School of Medicine Anam-dong 5-ga, Seongbuk-gu Seoul 136705 Korea

Kenneth Palmer

Kenneth PalmerMedical Director, Global Robotics Institute – Latin America

Address: 410 Celebration Place Suite 200 Celebration FL 34747 USA

Khurshid A. Guru, MD


Attending Surgeon, Department of Urology
Director, Robotic Surgery
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Associate Professor of Oncology, Department of Urology
State University of New York at Buffalo

Koon Ha Rha

Koon Ha RhaTitle: Associate Professor of Urology, Yonsei University

Address: Yonsei University School of Medicine PO Box 8044 Seoul 120-752 Korea

Larry Goldenberg

Larry GoldenbergTitle: Professor and Head, UBC Department of Urologic Sciences

Address: Diamond Healthcare Centre, 6th Floor, 2775 Laurel St Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1M9

Magnus Annerstedt

Magnus AnnerstedtTitle: Director of Robotic Surgery

Address: Herlev University Hospital Copenhagen, Denmark

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Marcelo Orvieto

Picture of Marcelo OrvietoTitle: Fellow-Global Robotics Institute Celebration Health

Address: 410 Celebration Place Celebration, FL 34747

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Octavio Castillo

Octavio CastilloTitle: Chairman, Department of Urology, Clinica Indisa
Director, Center for Robotic Surgery, Clinica Indisa
Associate Professor of Urology, Universidad de Chile
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Andres Bello
Honorary Faculty, Global Robotics Institute, Orlando , Fl, USA


Pasquale Casale

Pasquale CasaleTitle: Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Division of Pediatric Urology

Address: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 34th Street and Civic Center Blvd Wood Building, 3rd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (267) 426-7012

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Peter Sutherland

Title: Head of Urology, Royal Adelaid Hospital

Address: South Terrace Urology 326 South Terrace Adelaide, South Australia, 5000

Phone: 0011 618 8223 1472


Bio: Dr Peter Sutherland trained in Australia, the USA and the UK and has since gained over twenty years experience in Urological practice. He is currently the Head of the Urology Department at Adelaide’s largest teaching hospital, The Royal Adelaide. With the University of Adelaide’s Department of Surgery, he manages a team of researchers offering trials of new drugs and techniques for many Urological conditions. Read More »

Peter Wiklund

Peter WiklundTitle: Chairman, Department of Molecular medicine and surgical Sciences

Address: Karolinski University Hospital Byggnnes N3, Plan 04 Stockholm 17178 Sweden

Phil Stricker

Phil StrickerTitle: Professor of Urology, St Vincents Clinic

Address: Department of Urology, St Vincents Clinic Victoria St Darlinghurst New South Wales 2010 Australia

Associate Professor Phillip Stricker currently has the largest experience in nerve sparing radical prostatectomy surgery, open & robotic (4500 cases, 750 robotic) in Australia. In 2006, he initiated the first robotic surgery programme for prostate cancer in New South Wales at St Vincent’s Clinic. He is Chairman of the Department of Urology at St Vincent’s Campus Sydney and the Director of the St Vincent’s Prostate Cancer Centre and runs the prostate cancer research and robotic programme at the St Vincents/Garvan Campus.

Rafael Coelho

Picture of Rafael CoelhoTitle: Fellow-Global Robotics Institute Celebration Health

Address: 410 Celebration Place Celebration, FL 34747

Rafael Sanchez-Salas

Title: Assistant Surgeon, Department of Urology Institut Montsouris, Paris, France

Raymond Leveillee

Raymond LeveilleeTitle: Professor of Clinical Urology, Radiology and Biomedical Chief, Division of Endourology, Laparoscopy

Address: 1150 NW 14th Street Suite 309 Miami, FL 33136

Rene Sotelo

Rene SoteloTitle: Director of Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Address: Calle Santa Ana Urb. La Floresta Inst. Med. La Floresta, Edif. Anexo B Caracus, Venezuela 1060

Phone: +58 212 284 3812

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Robert Sweet

Address: University of Minnesota Department of Urologic Surgery, Mayo Mail code 392, 420 Delaware St SE Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-626-3386

Tadashi Hatano

Tadashi HatanoTitle: Professor of Urology, Tokyo University

Address: 6-7-9 Nishishinjuku Shinjukuku Tokyo, Japan 1600023

Phone: (0) 33 342 6111

Tony Costello

Tony CostelloTitle: Director of Urology The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Address: Suite 8.6 The Epworth Centre 32 Erin Street Richmond Vic 3121 Australia


Bio: Tony Costello is Professorial Fellow & Head Department of Urology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, affiliated with Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne.

In 1998 he completed his Doctorate in Medicine by thesis on Laser tissue interaction and application of lasers in prostatic surgery. He was the first urologist to use lasers to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia and has had international recognition in this field.

Prof Costello was trained in surgery in Melbourne and then subsequently had fellowship training at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Hospital and the London Hospital in the University of London.
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Walter Artibani

Walter ArtibaniTitle: Professor and Chair Department of Urology, Padova University

Address: Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova via Giustiniani 2 Padova, Italy 35128