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Rene Sotelo, MD

TitleProfessor of Clinical Urology
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentUrology
AddressNOR 1441 Eastlake Ave
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone+1 323 865 3700
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    Confederacion Americana de Urologia2014First Mention Video Prize
    European Robotic Urology Society2010Best Video Presentation Award
    Confederacion Americana de Urologia2006Third Prize Video Award
    Confederacion Americana de Urologia2006First Prize Video Award
    Confederacion Americana de Urologia2004First Prize Video Award
    European Robotic Urology Society2012Best Video Presentation Award
    World Congress of Endourology2013First Prize Video Presentation
    Sociedad Venezolana de Urologia2013Premio Dr. Carmelo Lauria
    Sociedad Venezolana de Urologia2012Premio Dr. Carmelo Lauria
    Sociedad Venezolana de Urologia2009Premio Dr. Carmelo Lauria
    Sociedad Venezolana de Urologia2008Premio Dr. Carmelo Lauria
    American Urological Association2016Third Prize Audio-Visual Award
    American Urological Association2014Third Prize Audio-Visual Award
    American Urological Association2009First Prize Award
    American Urological Association2008Honor Mention Video Award
    American Urological Association2005Second Prize Video Award
    American Urological Association2005Honor Mention Video Award
    European Association of Urology2017Best Paper Hans Marberger Award
    European Association of Urology2009Third Prize in Video Session
    European Association of Urology2007Entitled Special Prize of the Video Committee
    Societe Internationale D'Urologie2012First Video Award
    Colombian Urology Society2014Best Video Award
    Peruvian Urology Congress2014Second Prize Award in Video Presentation
    Organizacion Sanitas Internacional2010Juan Jacobo Munoz Award
    World Robotic Urology Symposium2008Best Video Award
    World Robotic Urology Symposium2008Best Abstract
    Consumer's Research Council of America2007Anerica's Top Urologists
    Sociedad Colombiana de Urologia2003Honor Mention
    World Congress of Endourology2013First Prize Video Presentation

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    Rene Sotelo MD is one of the most expert & experienced laparoscopic/robotic surgeons internationally. Hailing from Latin America, he is a pioneer in robotic surgery for complex urinary fistulae in females and males, benign prostate enlargement & inguinal lymph node dissection for cancer. He has helped develop the novel concepts of single-port “belly-button” and natural orifice surgery. Professor Sotelo’s experience with advanced robotic & laparoscopic surgery exceeds 2,300 personal cases, making him amongst the most experienced in the world.

    Background
    - Professor and Chairman, Department of Urology, Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Caracas, Venezuela (2004-2015)
    President, Latin American Society of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Urology (2006-2008)

    - Director, Office of Laparoscopy & Robotic Surgery, Confederación Americana de Urología (CAU) (2007-2014)

    - Editor, Journal Urología Panamericana, the official Journal of Confederación Americana de Urología (CAU) (1999-2004)

    - Serves on the editorial boards of European Urology, British Journal of Urology International and Journal of Robotic Surgery

    - Invited visiting professor to 35 universities in 19 countries internationally, where he has demonstrated advanced robotic & laparoscopic techniques at live surgical symposia

    - Trained over 67 post-graduate fellows from 14 countries in robotic & laparoscopic urology

    - Listed amongst “America’s Top Urologists” by Consumers Research Council

    Research
    Published more than 50 peer reviewed scientific papers and 28 chapters in major urology books
    Published 3 text-books; serves on the editorial board of 3 urologic journals

    Awards
    Professor Sotelo’s urologic achievements are considerable. He has won over 23 awards from scientific and government organizations worldwide, including American Urological Association, European Association of Urology, Societé Internationale Urologie, European Robotic Urological Society, Confederación Americana de Urología and others.


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