Richard M. Satava, MD FACS, is Professor Emeritus of Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center (Seattle).
PAST POSITIONS: Professor of Surgery Yale University, Professor of Surgery Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Program Manager Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Senior Science Advisor US Army Medical Research Command.
TRAINING: Johns Hopkins University, Medical School Hahnemann University of Philadelphia, Internship Cleveland Clinic, Surgical Residency Mayo Clinic with Master of Surgical Research. AWARDS: Smithsonian Laureate in Healthcare and Department of Defense Legion of Merit and Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal.
DURING 23 YEARS OF MILITARY SURGERY: Flight Surgeon, Army astronaut candidate, MASH surgeon – Grenada Invasion, Hospital Commander – Desert Storm, all the while continuing clinical surgical practice.
GOVERNMENT: White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Committee on Health, Food and Safety. MEDICAL: Numerous committees of American College of Surgeons (ACS), past-president of many surgical societies, on the editorial board of numerous surgical and scientific journals, and active in numerous engineering societies.
EXPERTISE: Surgeon on the team of first surgical robot that became DaVinci robot. Surgical education and surgical research (more than 250 publications and book chapters) – Surgery in Space, Video and 3-D imaging, Future of Surgery – Directed Energy Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation, Surgical Competence and Training