Network of Schools

The First network of CVU Surgical Schools includes, highly regarded surgical programs from around the world, and will broadcast from the following institutions:

University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System

Chicago, Illinois – United States

A 450 bed hospital, associated with the largest public medical school in the United States, the University of Illinois is a pioneer in the field of robotic surgery. Under the leadership, of Dr. Pier Giulianotti, the university is capable of transmitting advanced surgical cases in HPB, Oncology, Transplant, Endocrine, Upper GI, Bariatric, Colorectal, and Thoracic. The university has two Robotic ORs, both equipped with the latest audio-visual conferencing equipment, a robotic training lab, and a laparoscopic training lab

Italian Robotic School – Misericordia Hospital

Grosseto – Italy

Home of one of the earliest schools of robotic surgery, Misericordia Hospital is a 456 bed hospital located in the town of Grosseto in Italy, first established in 1309AD. The hospital has one Robotic OR, and a Robotic Surgery Lab. The School has a long history, in providing surgical training in the fields of Urology, and General Surgery, and is staffed with a multi-national faculty, from Italy and the United States.

University of Texas Medical School

Houston, Texas – United States

The University of Texas Medical School is one of the largest university health systems in the United States, collaborating with three major hospitals in the Houston area. The systems contains 6 Robotic ORS, and collaborates with MITIE, a recently established, NIH funded center focused on minimally invasive surgical training.

European Institute of Oncology

Milan - Italy

Established in 1994, the Istituto Europeo di Oncologia (IEO) is a not for profit research group focused on clinical research in the field of oncology. Led by Dr. Umberto Veronesi, the center strives for excellence in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer by developing clinical and scientific research coupled with innovative organization and management, in a context that pays constant attention to the quality of the service offered to patients.

Pre-requisites to become a CRSA Recognized School and Educational Provider will be published soon, and all approved Centers can join the CVU Program.

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