Surgeons: Jeffrey Cadeddu, MD and Mutahar Ahmed, MD

Moderator: Ash Tewari, MD

Discussant: Vipul Patel, MD


Jeffrey Cadeddu, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Cadeddu received his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and in 1993 received his Doctor of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he also completed his urology and surgery residencies. He then joined The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1999, and currently holds the dual appointments of Professor of Urology and Professor of Radiology at that institution. In addition, he holds the Ralph C. Smith, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery and serves as the Director of the Clinical Center for Minimally Invasive Urologic Cancer Treatment. His affiliations include membership in the American Urological Association, the Endourological Society, the Society for Urologic Oncology, Texas Urological Society, and the Engineering and Urology Society. He currently serves as Associate or Assistant Editor on behalf of the Journal of Endourology, World Journal of Urology, and the Journal of Medical Robotics Research, and serves as a Survey Section Editor for the Journal of Urology. His publications include over 240 peer-reviewed articles; over 75 invited articles and book chapters; numerous editorial comments, book reviews and original videos. He is the recipient of the American Urological Association’s 2007 Gold Cystoscope Award. He was elected to active membership in the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS) and has served as co-president of the Engineering and Urology Society. He also has served as a panel member for the AUA small renal mass and localized prostate cancer guidelines.

Mutahar Ahmed, MD

Director of the Center for Bladder Cancer at Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ and Associate Professor Hackensack Meridian Seton Hall University School of Medicine.

Performing Robotic surgery since 2003
Performed Over 4000 robotic cases

Early pioneer of transition to using DaVinci robot in all aspects of urologic cancer and reconstructive surgery including intracorporeal cystectomy

Latest - performed over 300 Single Port robotic cases, all types that is being done with MP including Radical cystectomy with intracorporeal neobladder

Recipient of numerous awards and recognitions

Most proud of: Bi yearly live laparoscopic surgical workshops for Bangladeshi Urological Society to advance minimal invasive surgery since 2015 in collaboration with AUA

Vipul Patel, MD

Vipul Patel, MD, FACS completed his medical school education at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Tx. He then completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of Miami in Florida. Subsequently, Dr. Patel served as director of the Robotic Surgery Program at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, prior to joining Advent Health, Celebration.

Dr. Patel is board certified by the American Urological Association and is the medical director of the Global Robotics Institute at Advent Health Celebration and medical director of the Advent Health Cancer Institute Urologic Oncology Program. He is a professor of Urology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando, Florida, and a clinical associate professor of Urology at Nova Southeastern University, also in Orlando.

He serves as an honorary professor at the University of Milan, Korea University and Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru, and was recently made an honorary professor of the Russian Academy of Science.

He is the founder of the International Prostate Cancer Foundation (IPCF) and a founding member of the Society of Robotic Surgery. Dr. Patel served as past president of the Florida Urologic Society. He is the editor emeritus of The Journal of Robotic Surgery and editor of the first-ever robotic urology textbook.