Surgical pioneer to speak on campus Friday

July 23, 2013

Image with caption: Anthony Kalloo, M.D., will speak on campus Friday.

Anthony Kalloo, M.D., will speak on campus Friday.

Anthony Kalloo, M.D., the pioneer of Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES), will speak from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday in Room 3042 of Wittson Hall.

Dr. Kalloo will give a presentation titled "Taking NOTES: Surgery of the future is not the surgery of today."

NOTES is a technique that will enable abdominal surgery without the use of incisions.

Dr. Kalloo is a professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University and the director of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has special interests in natural orifice surgery, therapeutic endoscopy, biliary and pancreatic diseases and sphincter of Oddi dysfunction.

A former associate editor of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Dr. Kalloo is the founder and immediate past medical director of The Hopkins Gastroenterology and Hepatology Resource Center, a 3,000-page multilingual web resource for patients and physicians.

Dr. Kalloo is a past panel chair for gastroenterology and urology devices with the United States Food and Drug Administration. He is the recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Educator of the Year of the Award from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Dr. Kalloo's presentation is sponsored by Dmitry Oleynikov, M.D., UNMC professor of surgery and director of minimally invasive and robotic surgery.

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