Medical Robotics Magazine

The first and only commercial feature medical robotics news magazine, founded February 2007 by John J. Otrompke, JD, consultant and publisher


Medical Robotics Magazine is the world's first and only commercial feature news magazine devoted to all aspect of the medical robotics industry- including robotic surgery, physical therapy robots, hospital orderlies, and other topics related to robotic medicine. As a feature magazine, Medical Robotics features interviews, business news, conference coverage and editorials, as well as a generous portion of articles written by noteworthy robotics surgeons as well as clinical trials reports. MR has been on-line since 2007, and first appeared in print in January of 2008 at the annual meeting of MIRA (the Minimally Invasive Robotics Association) in Rome, Italy. Medical Robotics Magazine is copyrighted, features a nascent Board of Editorial Advisors, and is indexed by the U.S. Library of Congress. All contents (c) 2011 John J. Otrompke, JD Contact: John J. Otrompke, JD 646-730-0179

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Second Prominent Robotic Surgeon Joins Board of Editorial Advisors

Medical Robotics magazine is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas Lendvay, MD, attending pediatric urologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital and assistant professor at the University of Washington has joined the Board of Editorial Advisors. Dr. Lendvay, a contributor to this magazine, also practices in the unique and life-saving field of pediatric robotic surgery, correcting birth defects in small children.

His clinical and research focus is on minimally invasive surgery using laparoscopy and telerobotic surgical technologies. He has spear-headed the newly developed robotics program at Children’s and collaborates with the Biorobotics engineering department at UW relating to clinical applications of new telerobotic technologies. Additionally, he is a member Expert of the ISIS (Institute for Surgical and Interventional Simulation) center at UW to help advance surgical education for medical students and residents through simulation curriculum and is involved in the development of a virtual reality percutaneous catheter placement simulator. Through his work with the Biorobotics lab, he plans to be involved in an upcoming NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO 12) demonstration of remote telerobotic surgery to be performed from Seattle to a submerged space station of the coast of Florida this Spring. Dr. Lendvay has also published this year on outcomes and practice patterns for the management of vesicoureteral reflux disease and the management of incontinence in spina bifida patients using multi-center databases.

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