Dr. Gyusung Lee

SLI Title

Instructor, Department of Surgery

Bio

As a Faculty Instructor in the Department of Surgery and the Director of MIS and Robotic Training and Ergonomics Research in the Minimally Invasive Surgical Training and Innovation Center (MISTIC), I am responsible for new robotic surgery training program for residents, fellows, staff, and teams at Hopkins and will continue my efforts with the education and ergonomics research program in minimally invasive surgery through collaboration with my research partners.

Dr. Gyusung Lee obtained a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University with his dissertation research in the biomechanical mechanism of secondary injury and became a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Kinesiology at Arizona State University. In a series of studies, he investigated the upper extremity control strategies employed by three discrete groups of subjects (young, elderly and Parkinson's patients).

After Dr. Lee's postdoctoral training, he joined the Department of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. At the rank of Assistant Professor, he served as Director of Surgical Ergonomics and Human Factors Research Program in the Maryland Advanced Simulation, Training, Research and Innovation (MASTRI) Center. Using biomechanical measurement systems, e.g. motion analysis, force plates, and electromyography (EMG), he identified ergonomic risk factors associated with the performance of laparoscopy and propose solutions for minimizing the ergonomic risks that laparoscopic surgeons encounter. Additionally Dr. Lee studied the characteristic patterns of upper-body movement and postural balance control exhibited by expert MIS surgeons. His work also entailed evaluating the ergonomic efficacy of new technologies used in MIS, and with training components including models, tasks, and stations.

Recently, Dr. Lee joined Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as a Faculty Instructor in the Department of Surgery and the Director of MIS and Robotic Training and Ergonomics Research in the Minimally Invasive Surgical Training and Innovation Center (MISTIC). He is responsible for new robotic surgery training program for residents, fellows, staffs, and teams at Hopkins and will continue his efforts with the education and ergonomics research program in minimally invasive surgery through collaboration with his research partners.

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