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GRI Physicians Represent A Global Standard of Achievement

GRI doctors represent a global standard of achievement, practice evidence-based medicine, and make significant contributions to the field of robotic surgery on a global, academic level. GRI houses only those who are worldwide leaders in their field.

General Criteria for membership:

Associate Member

  • 5 years after completion of training
  • Demonstration of commitment in performing robotic-assisted surgery
  • Recognition by major honors, awards, and prizes in education and research
  • Committee membership and governance position in local, regional and national professional societies
  • 2 Publications of research reports in the field of robotic surgery or minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in refereed journals
  • Demonstrated evidence of being on review boards of scientific publications as well as invitations to review manuscripts for high impact journals
  • Leadership in the design and content of major courses in medical, allied health and graduate curriculum
  • Outstanding letters of recommendation from leaders in the field

Full Member

  • Should have achieved superior stature in his or her field
  • Continued scholarly publications – 40 publications are typical with first or senior author on 1/3
  • 5 or more publications of research reports in high-impact refereed journals
  • Contributions to books and teaching materials
  • Leadership role in significant scientific organizations
  • Membership on scientific advisory panels
  • Recognized by peers nationally and internationally as evidenced by letters
  • Extensive presentations at scholarly meetings regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Invited lecturer at major universities and major scientific societies
  • Leadership role in health organizations such as medical director
  • Leadership role in the design and implementation of educational programs
  • Leadership in the development and presentation of CME
  • Documented awards or prizes for research, teaching or service

Submission Requirements

  • Outcomes Data
  • Robotic Case Volume Report, Specialty Volume met
  • Documented appointment at any Florida Medical School
  • CV Submission reflecting documentation of following
    • Honors, awards and prizes
    • 2 publications (associate) or 40 publications (full) around robotic surgery
    • Evidence of review board invitation and manuscript review invitations for high impact journals
    • Description of courses serving as leader
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Additional documentation as described for full membership

Volume Criteria

  • Associate Member
    • Urology = More than 100 robotic cases per year
    • Gynecology = More than 100 robotic cases per year
    • Head and Neck = 20 robotic cases per year
    • Thoracic = Will be determined on case-by-case basis depending on candidate per Dr. Gharagozloo
  • Full Member
    • Urology = More than 250 robotic cases per year
    • Gynecology = More than 150 robotic cases per year
    • Head and Neck = 40 robotic cases per year