Our advisors are leaders in their fields

For each type of surgery we support, we become experts in understanding exactly what the surgeons want to see, and how they want to see it. We seek out leading surgeons in their fields and tap into their vast training and experience.

James Porter, MD, FACS

Dr. Porter is an internationally recognized urologic surgeon. He is Director of Robotic Surgery at Providence Health Care System and Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Porter developed the retroperitoneal approach for robotic renal surgery and pioneered retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for the treatment of testicular cancer. He is the most experienced laparoscopic and robotic surgeon in the Pacific Northwest and has performed over 4,000 robotic procedures.

Bernard J. Park, MD, FACS, FCCP

Dr. Park is a thoracic surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), specializing in the surgical treatment of lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and chest wall and mediastinal tumors. He is a pioneer in robotic thoracic surgery, having been one of the first to develop the robotic lobectomy technique. He is working to establish training and credentialing standards in robotic thoracic surgery. Dr. Park received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, completed his residency at New York-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center, and a cardiothoracic fellowship at NYP/Cornell and MSK.

Michael McDonald, MD, FACS, FRCS(C)

Dr. McDonald is the medical director of Endourology at AdventHealth Celebration in Celebration, Florida and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Central Florida. He has completed over 2,500 cases of robotic renal surgery and is presently working on advanced digital technology platforms for partial and radical nephrectomies. Dr. McDonald received his MD at the University of Ottawa where he also completed his residency, followed by a endourology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.