Jihad Kaouk MD
Director of the Center of Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic's Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute. He also serves as a Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Complementing his role as Director, Jihad Kaouk, MD, holds the position of Institute Vice Chair for Surgical Innovations and the chair holder for the Zegarac-Pollock Endowed Chair in laparoscopic and robotic surgery in the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute. He has performed groundbreaking surgical procedures, including the first robotic single port surgery through the belly button in 2008 and the first completely transvaginal kidney removal in 2009. Dr. Kaouk is one of the leading surgeons in the US in robotic surgery with more than 1,200 robotic radical prostatectomies and over 500 robotic partial nephrectomies in the last 10 years. Recently, Dr. Kaouk patented a device for radiofrequency cauterization and the extraction of tissue used mainly during partial nephrectomy.