Khurshid A. Guru

Khurshid A. Guru

Attending Surgeon, Department of Urology
Chair, Department of Urology
Director, Applied Technology Laboratory for Advanced Surgery (ATLAS)
Robert P. Huben Endowed Professor of Oncology

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Khurshid A. Guru, MD, was appointed Director of Robotic Surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in October 2005 and Chair, Department of Urology in June 2017. Dr. Guru completed his residency training in Urologic Surgery (2005) and a Robotic Surgery Fellowship (2004), Henry Ford Health System, MI. He also completed an International Fellowship in Urologic-Oncology (2004) at the Urology and Nephrology Center at Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

Dr. Guru is one of the early fellowship-trained robotic surgeons (2004) with an experience of over 10,000 surgical console hours and has performed over 2,500 procedures. Dr. Guru performed one of the first robot-assisted radical cystectomy in the world, and has worked in development and evolution of oncologic safety and efficacy of minimally invasive approaches to bladder cancer. Dr. Guru has performed live demonstrations of robotic surgery in eleven countries at international seminars. His experience in robot-assisted surgery, especially his 600 robot-assisted radical cystectomies, has been shared with over 400 surgeons from more than 15 countries.

His research interest has also been in the application of robotic surgery for urinary reconstruction. Dr. Guru developed one of the first robotic surgical simulators and works extensively in safe human machine interface, cognitive interaction and developing safe environments during robot-assisted surgery. Dr. Guru developed the first validated robotic surgery curriculum for safe transfer of surgical skills for future robotic surgeons. His major interest is bladder cancer and robotic surgical education and its incorporation. He leads the International Robotic Cystectomy Consortium with over 55 surgeon members in over 23 countries. He also leads the Applied Technology Laboratory for Advanced Surgery (ATLAS) Program at RPCI.

Dr. Guru is a member of the American Urological Association, Cancer Society of Kashmir. He founded a non-profit foundation in 2007 which supports health and education related programs in Kashmir. His foundation supports children in government run schools in his native home, Kashmir.

He has authored and co-authored over 250 journal articles, abstracts and book chapters.