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Robotic-Assisted Right Middle Lobectomy of Central Lung Tumor

Contributors: Inderpal S Sarkaria This is a video of a 61 year old female with a history of smoking, TIA, and DVT undergoing robotic-assisted right middle lobectomy for a central and FNA-proven lung adenocarcinoma. DOI:

Awake per-oral vocal fold injection with Calcium Hydroxyapatite

Contributors: Clark A. Rosen Peroral vocal fold augmentation provides the patient an opportunity for permanent or temporary vocal fold augmentation under local anesthesia, obviating a trip to the operating room and general anesthesia. DOI:

Flex Robotic-Assisted Branchial Cleft Excision via Retroauricular Approach

Contributors: Umamaheswar Duvvuri An 18-year-old African American female with a large, type II branchial cleft cyst and a history of keloid scars presented for removal of branchial cleft cyst. We present the first robotic-assisted excision of branchial cleft cyst using the new Flex Robotic© Surgery System.

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Stefan Scholz, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Director of Minimal Invasive Surgery, Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh

Stefan Scholz, M.D., is a Double Board Certified Surgeon born in Marburg, Germany and currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Scholz received his M.D. degree in 1997 from Philipps-Universitat Marburg school of Medicine in Marburg, Germany. In 2000, Dr. Scholz received his Dr. Med. Degree in Comparative Endocrinology at the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Scholz currently serves as Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of Pittsburgh as well as Director of Minimal Invasive Surgery at Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh. Previous positions held include Clinical Fellow of Surgery at Harvard Medical School (2004-2008), and Clinical Instructor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University (2008-2010). Dr. Scholz is currently licensed to practice medicine in Germany, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

Dr. Scholz has completed extensive post-graduate work from 2000-2011 in the fields of pediatric surgery, endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery, and general surgery at various institutions in Germany, Tennessee, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, and UK.

Dr. Scholz has received numerous certifications as follows: The American Board of Surgery – General Surgery (2009) and Pediatric Surgery (2011); Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (2007); Ultrasound Instructor, American College of Surgeons (2007); Basic Life Support (2006); Advanced Cardiac Life Support (2006); Advanced Trauma Life Support (2011/2015); Pediatric Advanced Life Support (2011); and daVinci Surgical System Console Surgeon (2011).

Since 2008, Dr. Scholz held various hospital administrative positions, committee appointments, and committee leadership roles at the following institutions: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins University (2008-2010), Diana, Princess of Wales Children’s Hospital, University of Birmingham (2010-2011), Magee Women’s Hospital (2011), and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (2011-2016).

Since 1999, Dr. Scholz has been a member of several professional and scientific societies. Special honors include a Teaching Award – Best Resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2008), and SAGES Service Award Medal (2016).

Dr. Scholz has been extensively published around the world in various articles, reviews, invited papers, abstracts, monographs, books, and book chapters. Professional activities include formal teaching of resident students, grand rounds presentations, and peer teaching. Dr. Scholz has served on numerous national and international committees, panels, and boards.

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