Surgeons: Casey Seideman, MD and Mohan Gundeti, M.D.

Moderator: Craig Peters, MD

Discussant: Benjamin Whittam, MD

Casey Seideman, MD

Casey A. Seideman, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Urology at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Oregon Health and Science University. Originally from New York, she got her medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her urology residency at University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX. Dr. Seideman pursued fellowship training in pediatric urology at Cohen’s Children Hospital, Northwell in Long Island, NY.

At Oregon Health and Science University, she is the Director of Pediatric Robotic Surgery. She has taught robotic surgery to learners of all levels, as well as on a regional and national level. Her interests include complex robotic surgery, resident education, diversity/equity and inclusion, and mentorship.

Mohan Gundeti, M.D.

Mohan S. Gundeti, MD, is an internationally recognized leader in the field of pediatric robotic and laparoscopic surgery for treatment of congenital urological anomalies. An acclaimed innovator, Dr. Gundeti was the first surgeon in the world to perform reconstructive bladder surgery in a pediatric patient and the first to perform pediatric robotic urology procedures in the city of Chicago. He is also among the top 5 pediatric robotic urologists in the nation for case experience. In addition to providing state-of-the-art clinical care, Dr. Gundeti's commitment to compassionate care is a strong component of his practice.

Dr. Gundeti is frequently recognized for his excellence in surgical teaching and instruction to medical students, residents, fellows and surgical colleagues. He frequently serves as a guest speaker and faculty member for symposia and live surgery workshops around the world. Dr. Gundeti performed live robotic surgery teaching workshops around the world, including Chile, Mexico, Spain, Israel, India, Australia and at home. He is also the director of an annual course on robotic surgery at the University of Chicago Medicine, where he performs moderated live surgical cases for continuing medical education.

Dr. Gundeti's research centers on patient outcomes and innovative techniques in minimally invasive surgery. He recently authored a book entitled Pediatric Robotic and Reconstructive Urology and currently serves as a consulting editor for British Journal of Urology International and reviewer for various high-impact journals in the field of pediatric urology. He is also a consultant for the video educational committee of the American Urological Association.

For his outstanding clinical work, Dr. Gundeti has received numerous awards from the American Urological Association and the European Society for Pediatric Urology. He has been listed among the "Best Doctors in America", "Top Doctors in USA" and in Chicago Magazine's "Top Doctors" issues. He also received the prestigious European Association of Urology Hans Marberger Award for his pioneering work published in minimal invasive surgery. In addition to his every day clinical practice, Dr. Gundeti is committed to fundraising for urology research as well as medical missions in India for pediatric urologic patients.

Craig Peters, MD

Dr. Peters joined the UTSW faculty as Chief of Pediatric Urology and Professor of Urology in 2015 having moved from Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. He obtained his MD and trained at Johns Hopkins and Boston Children’s and was on faculty in Boston for 16 years; then served as chief of Pediatric Urology at the University of Virginia. He was a principle investigator and director of education at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Intervention in Washington, DC before moving to Dallas. His interests include minimally invasive and robotic surgery, urinary tract obstruction, and infection, and he has been awarded NIH R01 funding in bladder cell signaling. He is active in clinical practice as well as an editor and author, and has served on the AUA Board of Directors and the Advisory Council of the NIDDK at NIH.

Benjamin Whittam, MD

Dr. Whittam is an Associate Professor of Urology at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is also the Director of Pediatric Urologic Robotic Surgery and Fellowship Director for the Pediatric Urology Fellowship at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

He received his MD from Dartmouth Medical School and completed his urology residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He subsequently completed his pediatric urology fellowship at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. His clinical interests include minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery, and sacral neuromodulation for refractory voiding dysfunction. His research interests include comparative effectiveness research of open versus robotic assisted surgery.