Tag: robotic surgery

Yichi Zhang Yichi Zhang (8 Posts)

Contributing Writer and Social Media Manager

Tulane University School of Medicine

Yichi Zhang is a third-year MD/MBA student at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from Tulane University with a B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology and a minor in Psychology. In his free time, Yichi enjoys playing tennis, teaching Chinese, and practicing Kendo. After he graduates medical school, Yichi wishes to pursue a career in Internal Medicine, with a focus on personalized medicine, all the while building more connections between the American and Chinese medical communities.

Telesurgery: A New Era in Global Medicine?

Imagine inserting your broken arm into a metallic, sleeve-like device, then sparks fly, machines clang and voila! You have gotten yourself a nice, fixed arm in a shiny new cast. It is more and more common to see scenes like this on display in recent sci-fi productions. These flashy Hollywood gadgets may seem far-fetched, but surgeons have been conducting robotic-assisted procedures for over thirty years.

Nithyapriya Shankar Nithyapriya Shankar (1 Posts)

Nithyapriya Shankar is an incoming medical student at the University of Queensland-Ochsner School of Medicine. Nithyapriya graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelors of Science in Honors Biomedical Science. Nithyapriya's previous research experiences include cardiology, maternal-fetal medicine, neuroscience and neonatology. Currently, Nithyapriya is a research assistant in the neonatology department at Baylor College of Medicine/TCH and is assisting with research on the effects of oxygen exposure on premature neonate lung development.