Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sheikh Zayed Institute recognizes innovation in pediatric surgery

An abstract featuring a novel fused imaging solution that employs a three channel charge coupled device (3-CCD) to enhance the surgeon’s view in minimally invasive surgery received the inaugural Sheikh Zayed Institute Award for Innovation in Pediatric Surgery at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA).

Maridelle B. Millendez, MD, a general surgery resident at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, presented the abstract during APSA’s first Innovation Session on behalf of a research team at National Naval Medical Center. The award, sponsored by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation recognizes the most innovative abstract from that session, as determined by an appointed APSA review committee.

“If successful, this application would give the surgeon greater precision, and is a perfect example of the creative thinking we need to encourage in our field to reimagine pediatric surgery,” said Kurt D. Newman, MD, senior vice president of the Sheikh Zayed Institute and the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care.

Read the press release.

(Photo from left to right: Dr. Newman, Dr. Millendez, Shawn Safford, MD, of National Naval Medical Center, and Anthony Sandler, MD, of the Sheikh Zayed Institute, at the APSA annual banquet after Dr. Millendez received the Institute's award.)

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