Craig G. Rogers

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Craig G. Rogers
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Born (1971-05-26) May 26, 1971 (age 43)
Nationality United States American

Director of Renal Surgery at Vattikuti Urology Institute, Detroit, Michigan

Director of Urologic Oncology at West Bloomfield Hospital, Detroit, Michigan

Craig G. Rogers (born May 26, 1971), is an American urologist and the director of renal surgery at the Vattikuti Urology Institute at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. and director of Urologic Oncology at West Bloomfield Hospital in Michigan. Rogers is known for pioneering minimally invasive robotic kidney surgeries[1][2] using da Vinci Surgical System including single incision robotic surgeries.[3][4] He was the first surgeon to utilize ultrasound probe in robotic kidney surgery.[2][5] He is actively researching other robotic kidney surgery innovations such as utilization of barbed suture for knotless kidney wound closure[6] or nanoknife technology.[7] On February 9, 2009 he performed the first twittered live robotic surgery.[8][9] Rogers is listed “Top Doc” of Hour Detroit Magazine,[10] featured on the TV series of "Minds of Medicine".[11]

Education and career[edit]

Rogers is a graduate of Stanford Medical School. He completed residency at Brady Urological Institute at the Johns Hopkins Hospital as a chief resident.[12] He was trained by Patrick C. Walsh, who significantly influenced his career.[13] He completed fellowship in urologic oncology in National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. From 2007 he has been a director of renal surgery at the Vattikuti Urology Institute at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He works with the institute's director, Mani Menon.

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • “Top Doc” list by Hour Detroit Magazine 2010-2013[10]
  • first nanoknife kidney surgery in Michigan[7]
  • first clinical study of barbed suture for Robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy 2011 [6]
  • winner of World Congress of Endourology Video Contest 2008, 2009, 2010
  • winner of European Robotic Urology Symposium Video Contest 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 [14]
  • winner of European Robotic Urology Symposium Poster Contest 2010
  • winner of AUA Northcentral Section Annual Meeting Video Contest 2010
  • performed first single-incision robotic nephrectomy in state of Michigan 8/08 [3][4]
  • performed first robotic retroperitoneal renal cryoablation procedure 2008 [15]
  • performed first live “Twittered” robotic kidney surgery with coverage on CNN 2009[8][9]
  • performed first robot assisted kidney surgery with ultrasound probe [2][5]
  • performed first live telecast of robotic partial nephrectomy at AUA meeting 5/08/09
  • performed first live webcast of robotic partial nephrectomy (OR Live) 12/6/07[16]
  • AUA Abstract Award, Annual AUA Meeting, Atlanta, GA 2006

Educational activity[edit]

Rogers has been serving as a director and instructor of multiple courses on kidney robotic surgeries, including International Robotic Urology Symposium in Las Vegas, Nevada, European Robotic Urology Symposium and annual Advanced Robotic Renal Surgery Workshops[17] in Detroit.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy - Journal of Endourology Feb 2011". 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "CBS first use of ultrasound probe in robotics". 2011-04-03. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  3. ^ a b "State’s First Single Incision Robotic Kidney Removal". Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  4. ^ a b "First robotic radical nephrectomy with all ports placed through a single incision". 2011-03-01. doi:10.1097/MOU.0b013e3283402232. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  5. ^ a b "Henry Ford Pioneers robotically controlled ultrasound probe". 2011-04-05. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  6. ^ a b "Barbed Suture for Renorrhaphy During Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy". 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  7. ^ a b "First kidney nanoknife surgery in Michigan". Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  8. ^ a b "CNN first twittered surgery video material". Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  9. ^ a b Elizabeth Cohen CNN. "CNN first twittered surgery". Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  10. ^ a b "Top Doc list Craig Rogers 2010". Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  11. ^ "Minds of Medicine: Beating Cancer with Surgery". Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  12. ^ "Alumni of James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute residency program". Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  13. ^ "Urologic education and training - my Johns Hopkins experience". 2013-03-25. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  14. ^ "ERUS winners list". Retrieved 2013-11-01. [dead link]
  15. ^ "Robot-assisted retroperitoneal renal cryoablation J Robot Surg 2008". 2008-12-01. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  16. ^ "ORlive surgery broadcast". Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  17. ^ "Advanced Renal Robotic Surgery Workshop 2012". Retrieved 2013-11-01. 

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