Robotics

(AZ) - Dr. Debora J. Fox-McClary, MD

(AZ) - Dr. Debora J. Fox-McClary, MD

Dr Fox-McClary earned her medical degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency in General Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, followed by a Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery, also at the Mayo Clinic.

Board certified in both specialties of General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dr. Fox-McClary is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. She is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Arizona Medical Association, American Medical Association and the Maricopa County Medical Society.

(NY) - Dr. Mario M. Leitao, Jr., MD, FACOG, FACS

(NY) - Dr. Mario M. Leitao, Jr., MD, FACOG, FACS

I am a board-certified gynecologic oncologist who specializes in surgery for women with ovarian, endometrial, cervical, vulvar, or vaginal cancer.

I have a strong interest in providing minimally invasive surgical options for our patients, including both laparoscopic and robotic-assisted procedures. In 2006, I became one of the first gynecologic oncologists to use the da Vinci® Surgical System to perform robotically-assisted procedures in women with benign and malignant gynecologic conditions. Minimally invasive procedures result in less blood loss than do traditional surgeries, allowing for shorter hospital stays and faster recuperation time for patients. I serve as the Director for the Minimal Access and Robotic Surgery Program in the Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering and have helped to build one of the best and most experienced robotic surgery programs in the world across multiple surgical specialties.

I also perform radical procedures via traditional laparotomy in cases when these more-traditional surgeries may provide better results and longer survival. These include debulking for ovarian cancer and radical procedures for other gynecologic cancers.

(MD) - Dr. Edward James Tanner, III, MD

(MD) - Dr. Edward James Tanner, III, MD

Dr. Edward Tanner is an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics and at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He serves as the director of surgical innovations and the robotic surgery program in the department, leader of the Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service’s Sentinel Lymph Node Program, and associate director of the F.J. Montz Fellowship Program in Gynecologic Oncology.

Additionally, Dr. Tanner is co-leader of the GYN/Urology Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program and the Robotic Surgery Steering Committee. In these roles, he oversees a multidisciplinary program in surgical quality and patient safety at the hospital. Dr. Tanner is recognized for his outstanding surgical skills, compassionate bedside manner and teaching abilities.

Dr. Tanner’s clinical interests include the surgical management of advanced gynecologic cancers, including radical debulking surgery for ovarian cancer, as well as minimally invasive surgery for early-stage female cancers.

(GA) – Dr. Viraj Master, MD, PhD

(GA) – Dr. Viraj Master, MD, PhD

Dr. Master is a Professor of Urology at the Emory University School of Medicine, Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs and Quality, and Director of Clinical Research Unit.

Following his undergraduate education at Northwestern University, Dr. Master attended medical school at the University of Chicago where he received both MD and PhD degrees. He completed his urology residency and two fellowships training at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) before joining the Department of Urology at Emory University in 2005. Dr. Master is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology (2006) a Fellow of the American College of Surgery (FACS).

Dr. Master’s primary clinical interest is urologic oncology, in particular kidney cancer, adrenal tumors, testicular cancer, high-risk prostate cancer and penile cancers. Dr. Master is a renowned national expert in the surgical treatment of kidney cancer particularly a complex variety that extends into the main blood vessels and the heart. He also has a special interest in minimally invasive laparoscopic technique that removes of cancerous lymph nodes with minimal interference with the patients’ quality of life.