Prof. of Surgery at the University of WA Medical Center, and Sr. Science Advisor at the US Army Medical Research
Richard Satava, MD, has served on the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Committee. He is currently a member of the Emerging Technologies and Resident Education, and Informatics committees of the American College of Surgeons, is past president of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, past president of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and is on the Board of Governors of the National Board of Medical Examiners as well as on a number of surgical societies. He is on the editorial board of numerous surgical and scientific journals, and active in numerous surgical and engineering societies. He has been continuously active in surgical education and surgical research, with more than 200 publications and book chapters in diverse areas of advanced surgical technology, including Surgery in the Space Environment, Video and 3-D imaging, Telepresence Surgery, Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation, and Objective Assessment of Surgical Competence and Training.