An accomplished medical professional, Dr. Jihad Kaouk contributes to many scholarly journals, holds leadership roles with the Cleveland Clinic, and practices innovative urology. For the Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Dr. Kaouk directs the Center for Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery. In March of 2009 he performed the first totally transvaginal nephrectomy. Dr. Jihad Kaouk’s research, on topics ranging from robotic and laparoscopic nephrectomy to the future of robotic single-site procedures, appears in such publications as the International Journal of Urology and the World Journal of Urology.
In addition to contributing to his field by conducting original research, Jihad Kaouk, MD, educates medical professionals as the Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He has also taught or lectured at more than 30 institutions worldwide, such as the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia, New York University, Henry Ford Medical Center, and Yonsei University.
Dr. Kaouk received his own educational qualifications at the American University of Beirut, from which he graduated with his BS in 1989, and at the same institution’s Medical Center, from which he received his MD in 1993. After finishing a Residency in General Surgery and in Urology, Dr. Kaouk began working for the Cleveland Clinic as a Research Fellow in Advanced Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Urology, subsequent to which he secured a Clinical Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Urology. He was then appointed on staff at the Cleveland Clinic Glickman urologic Institute in 2002. Jihad Kaouk, MD, became the Director of Robotic Urologic Surgery in 2008 and a Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western University in 2010.
Among his many achievements, which include more than 30 awards and recognitions, Dr. Kaouk won 2011’s Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award and the Best Paper Award from the Engineering and Urology Society in 2008. Board certified in urology by the American Board of Urology, Dr. Jihad Kaouk is listed in Who's Who in America and Top Docs in America, and was recently listed on Microsoft Academic Search as one of the top 10 authors in urology worldwide.
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