Bob Kiaii, chief of the Division of Grownup Cardiac Surgical procedure at UC Davis Well being, will ship his presidential tackle on June sixteenth on the Worldwide Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgical procedure’s (ISMICS) 2022 Annual Scientific Conferences. The occasion is being held in Warsaw, Poland.
Kiaii, who has served as president of ISMICS since June 30, 2021, is scheduled to finish his tenure on the finish of this month.
The worldwide group was shaped to centralize the assorted surgical facilities involved with affected person outcomes, strategies, and progressive improvement of much less invasive types of coronary heart surgical procedure. Established in 1997, ISMICS takes the management function in shaping the route of much less invasive cardiac surgical procedure on a worldwide foundation.
“I’m humbled and privileged to have carried out on this function and to have introduced this tutorial honor to UC Davis,” stated Kiaii. “The Worldwide Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgical procedure is really crucial frontline group that advocates for much less invasive types of coronary heart surgical procedure. The presidency of the group permits me to have interaction fellow surgeons all through the world within the essential work of the group.”
A pacesetter in his subject of cardiac surgical procedure, Kiaii is understood for advancing minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgical procedure strategies that scale back hospital stays, restoration occasions and scarring. He was the endowed chair of the Ray and Margaret Elliott Chair of Surgical Innovation on the Schulich Faculty of Drugs. He was additionally a founding member of the Canadian Surgical Applied sciences and Superior Robotics (CSTAR) of the Lawson Well being Analysis Institute.
All through his profession, Kiaii has carried out a number of ground-breaking procedures, together with:
- The primary North American simultaneous built-in coronary artery revascularization process
- The world’s first aortic valve bypass utilizing the Correx apical conduit
- The world’s first restore of a perforation of the correct atrium utilizing the da Vinci® robotic system
- The world’s first robotic assisted left atrial appendage ligation for atrial fibrillation
“Dr. Kiaii is a world-renowned surgeon who has made groundbreaking advances within the subject of cardiac surgical procedure, and we’re thrilled for him in delivering his presidential tackle, in his worldwide management function,” stated Diana Farmer, chair of the Division of Surgical procedure. “We’re joined by colleagues world wide in cheering his management, which locations UC Davis Well being on the worldwide forefront of advances in minimally invasive and robotic surgical procedure.”