Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Doctors and Staff

Meet the Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Team

Children’s Hospital’s divisions of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery and Urology comprise the Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Center.

Stefan Scholz, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP

Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Glenn M Cannon, MD

Interim Chief, Division of Pediatric Urology
Associate Professor of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Kelly Austin, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP

Program Director, Surgical Critical Care, Residency Program
Surgical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Geoffrey James Bond, MD

Surgical Director, Intestinal Care and Rehabilitation Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Assistant Professor in Transplant Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
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Aviva Lynn Katz, MD, MA, FACS, FAAP

Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Ethics Consultation Service
Vice Chair, IRB Review Board, Committee G
Director, Consortium Ethics Program
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Kevin P Mollen, MD

Surgical Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Samuel P. Harbison Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Michael Jason Morowitz, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Douglas A. Potoka, MD, FACS, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Indranil Sau, MBBS, MS, MRCS, FRCS

Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Francis X. Schneck, MD

Clinical Director, Division of Pediatric Urology
Associate Professor of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Barbara A. Gaines, MD

Clinical Director, Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
Director, Trauma and Injury Prevention
Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Training Program
Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery

George Kingsley Gittes, MD

Benjamin R. Fisher Chair of Pediatric Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief
Director, Pediatric Surgical Research
Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Barbara A. Gaines, MD

Clinical Director, Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
Director, Trauma and Injury Prevention
Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Training Program
Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Kelly Austin, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP

Program Director, Surgical Critical Care, Residency Program
Surgical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Geoffrey James Bond, MD

Surgical Director, Intestinal Care and Rehabilitation Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Assistant Professor in Transplant Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
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Luis De la Torre, MD, FAAP

Founding Director, Colorectal Center for Children
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Aviva Lynn Katz, MD, MA, FACS, FAAP

Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Ethics Consultation Service
Vice Chair, IRB Review Board, Committee G
Director, Consortium Ethics Program
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Marcus M Malek, MD, FACS, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Pediatric Surgical Oncology
Attending Surgeon, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
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Kevin P Mollen, MD

Surgical Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Samuel P. Harbison Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Michael Jason Morowitz, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Douglas A. Potoka, MD, FACS, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Ward M Richardson, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Indranil Sau, MBBS, MS, MRCS, FRCS

Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Stefan Scholz, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP

Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Farzad Esni, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh
Assistant Professor, Department of Developmental Biology, University of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator, Pediatric Surgery, John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
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Marissa Narr, DNP, CRNP

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Division of Pediatric Urology

Glenn M Cannon, MD

Interim Chief, Division of Pediatric Urology
Associate Professor of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Rajeev Chaudhry, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Francis X. Schneck, MD

Clinical Director, Division of Pediatric Urology
Associate Professor of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Katharine Carter, PA-C

Clinical Assistant Professor, Chatham University Physician Assistant Studies
Visiting Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh Physician Assistant Program
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Kathleen Perich, CRNP

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