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Recent Presentations


Recent Presentations:

Dr. Kuppersmith co-edited a text book: Robotic Surgery of the Head and Neck: The Essential Guide with Scott Magnuson and Eric Genden

Dr. Kuppersmith was an invited speaker at the "Leaping Forward - Lisbon International Clinical Congress," in Lisbon, Portugal in February 2014.

Dr. Kuppersmith was a speaker in a miniseminar, "Robotic Surgery: The Current Standard of Practice" at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting in Vancouver BC on October 1, 2013.

Dr. Kuppersmith moderated an instruction course on "Robotic Surgery: Techniques and Patient Selection" at the 2nd World Congress on Thyroid Cancer in Toronto, Canada, July 2013.

Dr. Kuppersmith was an invited speaker and on the Scientific Committee for the Master Class in Robotic Thyroid Surgery in Paris, France in June 2013.

Dr. Kuppersmith was the invited speaker at the Michigan Otolaryngological Society Quarterly Meeting in  Dearborn, Michigan in April 2013.

Dr. Kuppersmith was an invited speaker at the 4th Annual Cherry Blossom Conference in Washington D.C. in March 2013.

Dr. Kuppersmith was an invited speaker at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American College of Surgeons Puerto Rico Chapter in San Juan, Puerto Rico in February 2013.

Dr. Kuppersmith was an invited speaker at the Harvard Course: Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands in Boston, Massachussets, in November 2012.

Dr. Kuppersmith was an invited speaker at the Yonsei Severance Live 2012 and WRS Joint Symposium in Seoul, South Korea in September 2012.

Dr. Kuppersmith and Dr. Holsinger taught an Instruction Course on "Robotic Thyroid Surgery" at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting in Washington DC on September 10, 2012.

Dr. Kuppersmith will be moderating a Miniseminar titled "Innovations in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery" with Drs. Pellitteri, Randolph, Steward and Terris at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting in Washington DC on September 12, 2012.

Dr. Kuppersmith was an invited speaker and panelist at the Texas AACE Annual Meeting/TX Endocrine Surgical Symposium in San Antonio, Texas in August 2012.

Dr. Kuppersmith was the 2012 Burton J. Soboroff Lecturer at the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Resident Research Day and Senior Resident Graduation in Chicago, Illinois in June 2012.

Dr. Kuppersmith was an invited speaker and on the Scientific Committee for the Master Class in Robotic Thyroid Surgery in Paris, France in June 2012.

Dr. Kuppersmith was an invited speaker at the Baylor College of Medicine Otolaryngology Alumni Reunion in Houston, Texas in May 2012.

Dr. Kuppersmith was a Keynote Speaker at the 8th Annual Blitzer Society Meeting in New Jersey in April 2012.

Dr. Kuppersmith was an invited speaker at the 36th Midwinter Symposium on Practical Surgical Challenges in Otolaryngology, organized by the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Illinois, in Snowmass, Colorado in February 2012.

Dr. Kuppersmith was an invited speaker/faculty member/panelist in a session titled "Minimally Invasive Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery" at the American College of Surgeons meeting in San Francisco, California on October 25, 2011.

Dr. Kuppersmith was an invited speaker/panelist at the Arthur Bauman Clincal Symposium on Robotic Thyroid Surgery at the Americal Thyroid Association Annual Meeting in Indian Wells, California in October 2011.

Dr. Kuppersmith was an invited speaker at the "Best of ORL 2011" at the American Hospital of Paris, France in October 2011.

Dr. Kuppersmith was the course director for a "da Vinci Thyroidectomy Training Program for Surgeons" in Sunnyvale, California at Intuitive Surgical on September 8-9, 2011.

Dr. Kuppersmith moderated a Miniseminar titled "Innovations in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery" with Drs. Pellitteri, Randolph, Steward and Terris at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting in San Francisco on September 13, 2011.

Dr. Kuppersmith and Dr. Holsinger taught an Instruction Course (#1726-1) on "Robotic Thyroid Surgery" at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting in San Francisco on September 11, 2011.

Dr. Kuppersmith was an invited speaker at the Texas AACE Annual Meeting/TX Endocrine Surgical Symposium in Austin, Texas in August 2011.

Dr. Kuppersmith was an invited guest speaker on Transaxillary Robotic Thyroid Surgery at the World Robotic Symposium in Miami, Florida in June 2011.

Dr. Kuppersmith was an invited guest speaker at the Annual Conference of the Istanbul Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Specialists in Istanbul, Turkey in April 2011.

Dr. Kuppersmith recently recorded an online module on Robotic Thyroid Surgery for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery's online learning system, AcademyU.

Dr. Kuppersmith presented the annual John Young Lecture at the University of Minnesota Department of Otolaryngology and was a guest speaker at the Minnesota Academy of Otolarygology in January 2011.

Dr. Kuppersmith was the Visiting Professor at the University of Cincinnati Department of Otolaryngology and the guest speaker at the Cincinnati Society of Otolaryngology in January 2011.

Dr. Kuppersmith presented the annual Lingeman Lecture on November 5, 2010 at the Indiana University Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery on the topic of robotic thyroid surgery.

Dr. Kuppersmith was a Keynote Speaker at the "Best of ORL 2010" at the American Hospital of Paris, France in October 2010.

Dr. Kuppersmith presented a Miniseminar titled "Robotic Thyroidectomy: Why, How, When?" with Drs. Holsinger, Terris, and Wright at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting in Boston on September 27, 2010.

Dr. Kuppersmith and Dr. Holsinger taught an Instruction Course (#2830-1) on "Robotic Thyroid Surgery" at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting in Boston on September 27, 2010.

Dr. Kuppersmith was an invited speaker at the Severence (Yonsei) da Vinci Live 2010 Symposium in Seoul, South Korea on July 16, 2010 and moderated a session during which Dr. Chung performed live robotic thyroid surgery.

Dr. Kuppersmith was the Distiguished Visiting Professor for the 8th Annual Porubsky Symposium at the Medical College of Georgia, June 18-19, 2010.

Dr. Kuppersmith was a guest faculty member at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Robotic Head and Neck Surgery Course, June 3-4, 2010.

Dr. Kuppersmith was the Visiting Professor at the Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery on April 15, 2010 and gave a Grand Rounds presentation on Robotic Thyroid Surgery.

Dr. Kuppersmith led a "da Vinci Thyroidectomy Training Program for Surgeons" in College Station and at the Methodist Intitute for Technology, Innovation & Education in Houston in April 2010.

Dr. Kuppersmith lectured about "Training Issues in Robotic Thyroid Surgery" on a panel with Drs. Chung and Holsinger at the World Robotic Symposium in Orlando, Florida in April 2010.

Dr. Kuppersmith was the Visiting Professor and spoke at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York on March 4, 2010.

Dr. Kuppersmith spoke at the Pan American Robotic Oncology Symposium at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas on February 26-27, 2010 and participated as faculty in an Advanced Robotic Thyroidectomy Training Course.

Dr. Kuppersmith spoke on a panel about Robotic Surgery at the Combined Section Meeting of The Triological Society in Orlando, Florida on February 4-7.

Dr. Kuppersmith was a guest on Brazos Valley Health on KEOS 89.1 FM, January 14th from 6-7 pm, to discuss "Issues of Thyroid Health."

Dr. Kuppersmith was a guest speaker at the Long Island Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery meeting in New York on December 7, 2009.

Dr. Kuppersmith attended the Clinical Robotic Surgery Association Meeting in Chicago from October 9-10, 2009 and presented during a session on robotic thyroid surgery. 

Dr. Kuppersmith attended the American Thyroid Association Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, September 23-27, 2009 and presented a poster on the feasibility robotic thyroid surgery in North American Patients.

Dr. Kuppersmith attended the World Congress on Thyroid Cancer in Toronto, Canada from August 6-10, 2009. He was on a panel moderated by Dr. David Terris on "Endoscopic and Robotic Thyroid Surgery - Emerging Techniques" and lectured about Robotic Thyroid Surgery.

Recent Publications:

Kuppersmith RB. Commentary on Robotic Thyroidectomy: Surgical Technique for Lobectomy Via Axillary Incision without Carbon Dioxide Insufflation. Atlas of Head and Neck Surgery, edited by James I. Cohen and Gary L. Clayman. Elsevier-Saunders 2011. Pages 488-498.

Holsinger FC, Kuppersmith RB. Chung WY. Robotic and Extracervical Approaches to the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands: A Modern Classification Scheme. Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands, edited by Greg Randolph. Elsevier-Saunders. 2012. Pages 358-366.

Kuppersmith RB. Robotic Thyroid Surgery. Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Springer. 2013.

Kuppersmith RB. Innovative Approaches to the Thyroid Gland. ENT & Audiology News.  September/October 2012. 21(4): 64-65.

Newman JG, Kuppersmith RB, O'Malley BW Jr. Robotics and Telesurgery in Otolaryngology. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, 2011; 44(6):1317-31.

Kuppersmith RB, Holsinger FC. Robotic Thyroid Surgery: An Initial Experience with North American Patients. The Laryngoscope, 2011 Mar;121(3):521-6. doi: 10.1002/lary.21347. 

Seybt M, Kuppersmith RB, Holsinger FC, Terris DJ. Robotic Axillary Thyroidectomy: Multi-Institutional Clinical Experience with the daVinci. Laryngoscope. 2010;120 Suppl 4:S182.

Perrier ND, Randolph GW, Inabnet WB, Marple BF, Vanheerden J, Kuppersmith RB. Robotic Thyroidectomy: a Framework for New Technology Assessment and Safe Implementation.Thyroid. 2010 Dec;20(12):1327-32.

Holsinger FC, Terris DJ, Kuppersmith RB. Robotic Thyroidectomy: Operative Technique Using a Transaxillary Approach without CO2 Insufflation. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America. 2010: 43:381-388.

Orloff LA, Kuppersmith RB. American Thyroid Association's Central Neck Dissection Terminology and Classification for Thyroid Cancer Consensus Statement. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2010: 142(1): 4-5.

Kuppersmith RB. Robotic Thyroid Surgery - Initial Impressions. ENT & Audiology News. November-December 2009.

Kuppersmith RB, Salem A, Holsinger FC. Advanced Approaches for Thyroid Surgery. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2009: 141(3): 340-342.