09/25/2009


Salkini joins Department of Urology

Specializes in minimally invasive and robotic surgery

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Mohamad W. Salkini, M.D., is the newest member of West Virginia University’s Department of Urology. Dr. Salkini specializes in minimally invasive urologic surgery including endourology, laparoscopic urology and robotic urologic surgery.

Salkini is successfully employing daVinci robot-assisted technology for patients facing kidney and prostate cancer.

“The use of robotics in urological surgery combines the advantages of minimally invasive surgery with the dexterity of open surgery,” Salkini said. “We have two goals when we perform any type of cancer surgery: Cure the cancer and restore a functional outcome for the patient. According to recent studies, robotic surgery provides superior results in both areas.”

His research interests include surgical simulation and development of laboratory training modules for minimally invasive surgery. He also studies the biology of prostate, kidney and bladder cancers.

Mohamad Salkini, M.D.

“I came to WVU because it offered good teaching opportunities and will allow me to use my skills to help train the next generation of urologists,” Salkini said. “This position allows me to make a difference in people’s lives, whether they be our patient or one of our students.”

Salkini earned his medical degree at Damascus University, Syria. After finishing a urology residency, he completed fellowship training at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and a research fellowship at the University of Arizona. Most recently, he was a urology clinical instructor and fellow in minimally invasive and robotic urology at the University of Cincinnati. He is a member of the American Urological Association, the Endourological Society and the European Urological Society.

 

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
johnsa@wvuh.com
md: 9-09-09

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