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University of Washington Medical Center

The University of Washington Medical Center is now accredited as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery. For more than a decade, its multidisciplinary team of surgeons have been at the forefront of using minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgery to help patients recover faster and experience less pain than traditional surgery.

SRC is also proud to recognize University of Washington Department of Surgery’s  Dr. James O. Park as a Surgeon of Excellence. He performed the first robotic assisted liver resection in the Pacific Northwest and continues to research cutting-edge nanotechnology to improve diagnosis and treatment of liver cancer.

Dr. B. Boyden Clary III

Congratulations to Dr. B. Boyden Clary III for achieving accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Dr. Clary is a leader in developing improved techniques to treat female genitourinary problems. His practice focuses on surgical gynecology, specifically urogynecology and minimally invasive surgery. Most importantly, Dr. Clary prioritizes the relationship with his patients to deliver individualized treatment. He is affiliated with Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, an SRC-accredited Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology.

Dr. Justin Gusching of Southern Surgical Arts

SRC is honored to recognize Dr. Justin Paul Gusching as Surgeon of Excellence in Plastic Surgery at SRC-accredited Center of Excellence in Plastic Surgery, Southern Surgical Arts. He is triple board-certified, accredited as a Surgeon of Excellence in Body Contouring, and passionate about helping his patients reach their goals.

Driven by a sense of mission and purpose, Dr. Gusching also serves as a field surgeon with the Ohio Army National Guard where he recently finished a tour in Iraq. His volunteerism extends to Guatemala where he travels each year to treat hundreds of patients in desperate need as a general surgeon.

Kettering Medical Center

Kettering Medical Center, the flagship hospital of Kettering Health Network, has earned accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery. Its accredited surgeons use the da Vinci System, which features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, the surgeons are able to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity, and control.

The following Kettering Medical Center surgeons are recognized for their commitment to the well-being of their patients and advancing the field of robotic surgery:

  • Carol Sawmiller, MD, FACS
  • Eric Hick, DO, FACS
  • Gary Anderson, DO
  • Minia Hellan, MD
  • Michael Stephen Guy, MD
  • Thomas Reid, MD
  • William M. McCullough, Jr., MD
  • Safwat Zaki, MD, FACS, MBBCH, PhD

Al Qassimi Hospital

Congratulations to Al Qassimi Hospital in the United Arab Emirates for earning accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This accreditation distinguishes Al Qassimi Hospital and its Surgeons of Excellence—Dr. Tarek Mahdy and Dr. Abdul Wahid AlWahedi—from many other health systems and surgeons worldwide for providing the highest quality care to patients as determined by SRC’s independent, external process of evaluation.

Dr Claire Serrato

Dr Claire Serrato MD has been SRC accredited as a Master Surgeon in Minimally Invasive Gynecology since 2017. We are pleased to announce that she has recently renewed her commitment to patient safety and superior care. Dr. Serrato has over 20 years of experience and loves all aspects of gynecology. She has advanced training in performing minimally invasive surgery as well as interpreting gynecological diagnostic ultrasounds, allowing her to provide very personalized options based on her ultrasound findings.

Dr. John R. Wagner

Congratulations to Dr. John R. Wagner, who is now accredited as a Master Surgeon in both Minimally Invasive Gynecology and Robotic Surgery. With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Wagner is an expert gynecologic surgeon who specializes in laparoscopic, vaginal and robotic surgery. He was the first doctor in the United States to report performing a hysterectomy with a single incision laparoscopic technique, which uses a single, often invisible, belly button incision.

Siriraj Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Excellent Center

Siriraj Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Excellent Center in Bangkok, Thailand, is the latest Center of Excellence in Joint Replacement to be accredited by SRC. The following surgeons are recognized for their commitment to the well-being of their patients and advancing the field of Joint Replacement:

– Assist. Prof. Rapeepat Narkbunnam, M.D.
– Prof. Keerati Chareancholvanich, M.D.
– Assist. Prof. Chaturong Pornrattanamaneewong, M.D., M.Sc.
– Assist. Prof. Aasis Unnanuntana, M.D., M.Sc.
– Assist. Prof. Pacharapol Udomkiat, M.D.

The group is dedicated to helping each other achieve international excellence while continuing Prince of Songkhla’s intention to make Siriraj the medical institute of the Kingdom.