Speech Title: Innovation in Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy: How to Continue the Minimally Invasive Approach Beneath the Fascia Level
John W. Davis received his B.S in Biology at Davidson College in North Carolina in 1990, and Medical Degree at the University of Virginia in 1994. His postgraduate training was extensive, including residency and basic science fellowship at Eastern Virginia School of Medicine, Norfolk, VA. Additional fellowships included Urology Oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston, Texas, and laparoscopic surgery at Charité Hospital, Berlin, Germany. Dr. Davis is a Professor of Urology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Texas, where he holds titles of Director of Urosurgical Prostate Cancer Program and Quality Improvement Officer for Urology. His leadership positions in professional societies have included President of the Young Urologic Oncologists (2003-2005), and President of the Society of Urologic Robotic Surgeons (2010-2012). For the American Urological Association, he serves on the Minimally Invasive Surgery Committees, and teaches post-graduate courses in prostate cancer. He is the Treasurer for the South Central Section of the AUA, and Online Content Editor for the AUA. His peer reviewed publication involvement is highlighted by the role of Associate Editor for Urologic Oncology for the British Journal of Urology International, and newly appointed Editor-in-Chief, BJUI Compass.