Shih-Chieh Chueh

Cleveland Clinic United States of America

Dr. Chueh owns a M.D. and Ph.D. degrees and is now a Clinical Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, a Staff in Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, and the Primary Surgeon, WV kidney transplant program specializing in renal transplantation and laparoscopic surgery. He was a Professor of Urology at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan before the current post. He was also a trustee of the Taiwan Society of Endoscopic Surgeon and Taiwan Transplantation Society; and a Supervisor of Taiwan Urological Association. For several times, he has been invited internationally for live demonstrations of many laparoscopic procedures, including laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy. Dr. Chueh’s research has been published more than 135 SCI papers, including European Urology, the Journal of Urology, Urology, Annals of Surgical Oncology, Journal of Endourology, British Journal of Urology International, American Journal of Kidney Disease, Transplantation Proceedings, Surgery, Kidney International, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of Andrology and Surgical Endoscopy. Among the majority of his publications he was either the first author or the corresponding author, which clearly states his important contributions. Dr. Chueh is especially innovative in performing laparoscopic surgery with mini-instruments. His series of laparoscopic adrenalectomy solely with mini-instruments is the first one and the only one series worldwide, and have been reported in the Journal of Urology (2002) and European Urology (2008), and his series of purely needlscopic varicolectomy (Journal of Andrology, 2005) and laparoscopic partial adrenalectomy solely with mini-instruments (Urology, 2006) are also pioneer performances. Dr. Chueh’s plentiful creativities can also be seen in many novel or modified operative techniques and apparatuses that he developed among his publications (Urology, 2001 for nephroureterectomy; the Journal of Urology, 2002 for simultaneous bilateral nephroureterectomies; Surgical Endoscopy, 2002 for nephropexy; Surgery, 2008 for complicated adrenal cysts; and Annals of Surgical Oncology, 2008 for extraperitoneal radical prostatectomy). These achievements comprise completely original contributions and breakthroughs to the field of minimally invasive and laparoscopic urology.

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