(From the February 2013 Issue of MedStat)
Daniel Herz, MD, a pediatric urological surgeon, has joined Nationwide Children’s as director of Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery in the Urology Department. This new program launched at Nationwide Children’s in January 2013 with the installation of a state-of-the-art da Vinci® surgical system from Intuitive Surgical. Dr. Herz has an extensive background in complex urological procedures and unique expertise with robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery. He comes to Nationwide Children’s from the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, where he was Director of the Section of Pediatric Urology and Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Dartmouth Medical School. Certified by the American Board of Urology in both urology and pediatric urology, Dr. Herz has published extensively in the field of pediatric urology. He received his medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn (Downstate Medical Center) and completed his urological residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed a two-year clinical and research fellowship in pediatric urology at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto. Dr. Herz is trained in all aspects of pediatric urological surgery; however, his expertise and main interest is in robot-assisted laparoscopic urological surgery. His main research interests are in robotic surgery simulation and outcomes/evidence-based urological surgery.
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