Faculty: Marcelino Rivera, MD and Simone Crivellaro, MD
Moderator: Smita De, MD

Marcelino Rivera, MD

Dr. Rivera is an assistant professor of urology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.  A Chicago native, he completed his medical school training at the University of Illinois at Chicago and residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  He completed his fellowship in Indianapolis at Indiana University, Methodist Hospital in complex stone disease and BPH surgery.  After completing his fellowship training he was an assistant professor of urology at the Mayo Clinic and then returned to IU in 2019.  He has presented both nationally and internationally on management of BPH and Stone disease and is a member of the Collaborative for Research in Endourology (CoRE). His research interests include surgical and medical management of urinary stone disease, kidney stone disease pathogenesis, surgical management of BPH utilizing HoLEP and health disparities in stone disease

Simone Crivellaro, MD

Dr. Crivellaro completed his medical training at University of Torino (Italy), and his residency between University Hospital of Novara in Italy, Lahey Clinic in Boston and Harper Hospital in Detroit. He also completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and reconstructive urology at Wake Forest University (NC). Dr. Simone Crivellaro practices in the Department of Urology at University of Illinois at Chicago where he specializes in robotic, minimally invasive procedures to treat urologic conditions. He is leading the Urology Robotic Program in a very well known institution for robotic surgery such as UIC. He is a pioneer of the Single Port Robotic Surgery and he has been one of the first surgeon worldwide to offer single-incision robotic urological procedures, allowing him to deliver excellent clinical outcomes in an extremely minimally invasive way. He is an expert in uro-oncology and reconstructive urology via laparoscopic and robotic procedures, and he has published multiple scholarly articles on minimally invasive surgery, reconstructive urology, and related areas.

Smita De, MD

Smita De, MD, PhD is an Associate Staff Urologist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.  She attended Duke University for her undergraduate studies where she majored in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering.  Subsequently, she earned her medical degree and doctorate in Bioengineering at the University of Washington in Seattle.  Dr. De then completed her urology residency at Stanford University and was recruited to Vanderbilt University as the first fellow for the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering.   She also completed her Endourology clinical fellowship at Vanderbilt University under the guidance of Drs. Nicole Miller, Duke Herrell, and Ryan Hsi.  At Cleveland Clinic, Dr. De established a new Holep program and is one of the Endourology fellowship staff.  Her research interests are in novel medical technologies and device design for stones and BPH as well as surgeon ergonomics.