The Christiana Care Robotic Surgery Team, comprising doctors from Christiana Care’s Surgery and OB-GYN residency programs, received three medals at the Philadelphia Region Robotics Olympics at Temple University.
Team members Michael Lin, M.D., and Anthony Tascone, M.D., earned a gold medal for their performance in the general surgery competition, while Erin Smith, M.D., and Patricia Lo, M.D., earned the silver medal in the gynecologic surgery competition. Christiana’s entire team also won the silver medal for the team overall combined score competition.
“This team worked so hard preparing for this competition, spending hours of their time individually on the simulators and working together in teams in the OR. I felt really privileged to be a part of it,” said team leader Mark Borowsky, M.D., director of Gynecologic Oncology.
The annual competition is sponsored by Intuitive Surgical Inc., the company that manufactures the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.
“These awards are another example of the unsurpassed quality of our simulation center and the faculty who commit themselves to teaching our residents,” said Gerard J. Fulda, M.D., FACS, FCCM, FCCP. “Our residents are among the most talented surgeons in the country, and I would put them up against any other training program.”