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Selected Publications


Saba P, Ayers B, Melnyk R, Gosev I, Ghazi A, Hicks G. " Development of a High-Fidelity Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Training Platform Using 3D Printing and Hydrogel Molding."  The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2020 June.

Saba P, Belfast E, Melnyk R, Patel A, Kashyap R, Ghazi A. " Development of a High-Fidelity Robotic Assisted Kidney Transplant (RAKT) Simulation Platform using 3D Printing and Hydrogel Casting Technologies." Journal of Endourology 2020 June

Saba P, Melnyk R, Witthaus MW, Warren G, Ajay D, Cranwell A. " V07-12 Development of a High Fidelity 3-piece Inflatable Penile Prosthetic (Ipp) Model Using 3d-printing and Hydrogel Molding." Journal of Urology 2020 Apr; 203(Supplement 4):e646-e646.

Saba P, Melnyk R, Witthaus MW, Dalton J, Farooq S, Wu G. " MP47-09 Verification of Force Sensor Apparatus Data Using Expert Grading of a Radical Prostatectomy Nerve Sparing Simulation." Journal of Urology 2020 Apr; 203(Supplement 4):e687-e687.

Melnyk R, Saba P, Witthaus MW, Warren G, Ajay D, Campbell T. " PD20-01 Validation of a Penile Prosthetics Placement Simulation Platform for Surgical Training: a Comparative Study With Cadavers." Journal of Urologyl 2020 Apr; 203(Supplement 4):e447-e447.

Gurung P, Wang B, Holler T, Melnyk R, Saba P, Feng C. " PD02-02 Impact of Preoperative Patient-specific Simulations for Robot-assisted Partial Nephrectomy in Highly Complex Renal Tumors: a Propensity-matched Analysis of Composite Outcomes." Journal of Urology 2020 Apr; 203(Supplement 4):e66-e66.

Witthaus MW, Farooq S, Melnyk R, Campbell T, Saba P, Mathews E. "Incorporation and validation of clinically relevant performance metrics of simulation (CRPMS) into a novel full-immersion simulation platform for nerve-sparing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (NS-RARP) utilizing three-dimensional printing and hydrogel casting technology." BJU International 2020 Feb; 125(2):322-332.

Witthaus M, Saba P, D'Amico M, Campbell T, Melnyk R, Ghazi A, Munarriz R. " 034 Validation of a Full-Immersion Simulation Penile Prosthesis Model Using Three-dimensional Printing and Hydrogel Molding Technology." Journal of Sexual Medicine 2020 Jan; 17(1):S18.


Melnyk R, Ezzat B, Belfast E, Saba P, Farooq S, Campbell T. "Mechanical and functional validation of a perfused, robot-assisted partial nephrectomy simulation platform using a combination of 3D printing and hydrogel casting." World J Urol; 2019 Nov 2;

Kashyap R, Wu G, Melnyk R, Coppola E, Farooq S, Holler T. "Preoperative Simulation and Rehearsal of Robotic Living Donor Transplant Nephrectomy Using Patient Specific 3D Printed Hydrogel Models."  ASTS; 2019 Jun;

Weiss MY, Melnyk R, Mix D, Ghazi A, Vates GE, Stone JJ. "Design and Validation of a Cervical Laminectomy Simulator using 3D Printing and Hydrogel Phantoms." Operative neurosurgery.. 2019 Jun 3; Epub 2019 Jun 03.

Towner MN, Lozada-Capriles Y, LaLonde A, Ertefaie A, Stone J, Bhagavath B, Ghazi A. "Creation and Piloting of a Model for Simulating a Minimally Invasive Myomectomy." Cur?us. 2019 Mar 11; 11(3):e4223. Epub 2019 Mar 11.


Santangelo G, Mix D, Ghazi A, Stoner M, Vates GE, Stone JJ. "Development of a Whole-Task Simulator for Carotid Endarterectomy." Operative neurosurgery.. 2018 Jun 1; 14(6):697-704.

Ghazi A, Campbell T, Melnyk R, Feng C, Andrusco A, Stone J, Erturk E. "Validation of a Full-Immersion Simulation Platform for Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Using Three-Dimensional Printing Technology." Journal of endourology. 2017 Dec; 31(12):1314-1320.

Ghazi A, Siebert A, Fazili A, Agrawal A, Feng C and Peyre S. "Medical student deliberate practice on a virtual- reality curriculum can achieve equivalency to senior urology resident real-time training". J Urol. 2015; 193, No. 4S, Supplement: e272.

Ghazi A, Stone JJ, Candela B, Richards M, Joseph J. "Simulated inanimate model for physical learning experience (SIMPLE) for robotic partial nephrectomy using a 3-D printed kidney model". J Urol. 2015; 193, No. 4S, Supplement: e778.

Ghazi A, Siebert A, Agrawal A, Feng C and Peyre S. "Accelerated skills acquisition protocol (asap): an effective time-efficient approach to virtual reality basic task simulation training". J Urol. 2015; 193, No. 4S, Supplement: e271.

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