Awards/Honors

  • 1982 Two Year Fellowship, Santa Anna College, Pisa University
  • 1982 National Military Award for Elective Service in Earthquake Area (Irpinia)
  • 2002 American College Surgeons Congress: Video on Robotic Subtotal Gastrectomy selected for American College Surgeons Video Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • 2003 American College Surgeons Congress: Video on Full Robotic Duodenopancreatectomy and Robotic Repair and Micro-Reconstruction of a Renal Artery Aneurysm: Advances in Technology selected for American College Surgeons Video Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • 2004 Best Video National Surgical Congress (ACOI) Bolzano on Robotic Microsurgical Treatment of Right Renal Aneurysm
  • 2004 American College Surgeons Congress: Video on Minimally Invasive Robotic-assisted Middle Segment Pancreatectomy selected for American College Surgeons Video Library, San Francisco, California, USA
  • 2005 National Surgical Congress: Best Video on Robotic Right Hepatectomy, Rome, Italy
  • 2004 Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India Oration
  • 2007 Investiture of Distinguished Lloyd M. Nyhus Endowed Chair of Surgery
  • 2007 Elected Member of the International Advisory Board (IAB) for the Japan Robotic Surgery Society (J-ROBO)
  • 2009 Named by Fast Company Magazine one of the publication’s “100 Most Creative People in Business”
  • 2013 Faculty of the Year Award, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, College of Medicine
  • 2015 Honorary Fellowship of The Chinese Society of Surgery, for outstanding contributions to Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery in China, Chinese Surgical Week 2015, Fuzhou, China
  • 2015 Member of the International Advisory Board of the Minimal Access Surgery Training Centre (MASTC), Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong