January 15, 2013

Robotics in pediatric surgery to be seminar topic Jan. 18

Kevin Cleary, Ph.D., an expert in medical robotics at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., will describe advances in pediatric surgery on Friday, Jan. 18, at Vanderbilt University School of Engineering.

His talk, entitled “Robotics, Navigation and Image Guidance for Minimally Invasive Pediatric Interventions,” will begin at 2 p.m. in the “Jacobs Believed in Me” Auditorium in Featheringill Hall. Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering (ViSE), the lecture will be preceded by a reception at 1:15 p.m.

Cleary is technical director and lead principal investigator of the Bioengineering Initiative in the medical center’s Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Intervention. He is a former director and professor at the Imaging Science and Information Systems Center in Georgetown University Medical Center’s Department of Radiology.