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Surgical Research and Genitourinary Education (SURGE) Lab

Surgical simulation is crucial in training surgical residents and even surgical attendings. Through repetition and practice on realistic models, surgeons are able to improve their surgical skills as well as boost their confidence in specific procedures. Furthermore, simulation allows surgeons to learn revolutionary new skills such as robotic surgery or minimally invasive procedures. Our research focuses on Surgical Simulation and Patient-Specific Surgical Simulation to create translational models to measure improvements in surgical training and patient outcomes. One of the most exciting developments we pursue is the development of patient-specific models patients which surgeons can rehearse prior to patients’ actual surgeries.

Thomas L. Osinski, M.D.

Thomas L. Osinski, M.D.
Principal Investigator

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  • Zack Geffert​​, Former Engineering Co-op
    "I've never been as excited to go to a job everyday as I was with this one. The lab is cutting edge and the people were awesome to work with. I am grateful for being given the opportunity to experience what it is like to work in such an environment that allowed me to learn and grow a great deal."
  • Shamroz Farooq​, 2nd Year Medical Student
    "As a once prospective medical student this lab gave me the opportunity to explore the field of surgery in an immersive way that no other laboratory could give. Furthermore, this lab allowed me to blend my background in engineering to innovate in the field of medicine. As a medical student I now have tremendous insight on simulations, surgical procedures, and procedural training by working directly with both residents and attending surgeons."
  • Bahie Ezzat​, Undergrad Research Assistant
    "Working under the supervision of [the lab] has granted me freedom of thought and action allowing me to explore my passions, skills, and interests. Directly applying biomedical engineering knowledge from the classroom to this impactful research setting has not only opened my eyes to numerous surgical procedures, but allowed me to bridge several gaps between biomedical engineering and medicine."

Our Team

  • Principal Investigator: Thomas Osinski, M.D.
  • Research Staff:
    • Connor Bittlingmaier, M.Eng.
    • Mitchell Hoestermannm, M.S.
    • Tracy Bubel: Lab Manager/Tech Associate II
Our Team

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Surgical Research and Genitourinary Education Lab
MC 1-6410
601 Elmwood Ave
Rochester, NY 14642