- Garnette Sutherland , MD, FRCS(C) of Foothills Medical Center at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta. A professor in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary, he served as the Chief of Neurosurgery until 2003. He also holds a Visiting Scientist position at the National Research Council of Canada Institute. From 1997 to 2006, he was the Founding Director of the Seaman Family MR Research Centre in Calgary. Dr. Sutherland's research focuses on application of MR technology in the study of neurological diseases. His work in translating research into concrete clinical applications has brought multiple awards, including the Order of Canada. The group he leads has pioneered the development of high-field iMRI and surgical robotic technology forming the foundation of SYMBIS. He has successfully completed more than 45 human cases of varying pathology with this technology.
- David Roberts , MD, FAANS, of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover and Lebanon, NH. He is Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery), Chief of the Section of Neurosurgery, and Director of the Dartmouth neurosurgery residency training program. Dr. Roberts has a research interest in computer-assisted surgery and was an early innovator in frameless stereotaxy and the surgical treatment for epilepsy. He has served as president of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and the Society of University Neurosurgeons, and is a Director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He has also served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery Review, and Computer-aided Surgery. He is the editor of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.
- Melvin Field , MD, of Orlando Neurosurgery, Winter Park, FL. Dr. Field is the physician champion of the Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery Program at Florida Hospital Orlando and the Neurosurgical Director of the Florida Hospital Neuroscience Institute. He has served as an instructor at several national forums teaching advanced techniques in minimally invasive brain surgery. He is an associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and he has served as president of the Caribbean Association of Neurological Surgeons. His current areas of clinical interest include endoscopic, minimally invasive and complex cranial neurosurgery for brain and skull-based tumors, stereotactic cranial and spinal neurosurgery, and the surgical management of neurovascular compression syndromes. He believes the best outcomes when dealing with complex problems of the brain occur when specialists from multiple disciplines come together with their tools and experiences to form an approach using the best technologies and skills from each to treat a single problem.
IMRIS Establishes SYMBIS™ Surgical System Advisory Board
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