Medical robotics expert to discuss pediatric surgery advances

Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary, Ph.D., an expert in medical robotics at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., will describe advances in pediatric surgery on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering.

His talk, entitled “Robotics, Navigation and Image Guidance for Minimally Invasive Pediatric Interventions,” will begin at 2 p.m. in the “Jacobs Believed in Me” Auditorium in Featheringill Hall. Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering (ViSE), the lecture will be preceded by a reception at 1:15 p.m.

Cleary is technical director and lead principal investigator of the Bioengineering Initiative in the medical center’s Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Intervention. He is a former director and professor at the Imaging Science and Information Systems Center in Georgetown University Medical Center’s Department of Radiology.