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DANIEL D. EUN, MD, JOINS TEMPLE AS VICE CHIEF OF ROBOTIC SURGERY AND DIRECTOR OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE ROBOTIC UROLOGICAL ONCOLOGY AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
April 2, 2012
Daniel D. Eun, MD, has joined Temple University Hospital as Vice Chief of Robotic Surgery and Director of Minimally Invasive Robotic Urological Oncology, and Associate Professor of Clinical Urology at Temple University School of Medicine, effective April 1, 2012. Previously, Dr. Eun was the Director of Robotic and Minimally Invasive Urological Oncology and Reconstruction at Pennsylvania Hospital.
Dr. Eun is a leading authority in complex minimally invasive surgeries involving cancer, and the reconstructive surgeries of the prostate, kidney, adrenal gland, testis, bladder and ureter. He performs over 40 different robotic procedures, several of which are unique to him, and currently has one of the highest-volume kidney surgery and partial nephrectomy practices worldwide. He routinely evaluates and operates on high-risk patients with multiple complications who are typically offered limited or no surgical options. His Bloodless Medicine program for Jehovah's Witness patients is one of the nation's largest.
Dr. Eun received his robotic surgical training at Detroit's Vattikuti Urology Institute, the birthplace of robotic urological surgery, where he helped develop standards for such surgery. He assisted in or personally performed well over 1,000 robotic surgeries during his residency and fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI.
Board-certified in Urology, Dr. Eun's many research interests include outcomes measurement, robotic guideline development, device and instrument design, and development of novel techniques for many complicated and challenging patient conditions. Dr. Eun specializes in leveraging state-of-the-art technology to maximize quality and efficiency in the operating room.
"I am pleased to welcome Dr. Eun to the Department of Urology where his expertise in minimally invasive robotic surgery is sure to prove a tremendous asset," said Jack Mydlo, MD, Professor and Chair of Urology at Temple. "Minimally invasive and robotic surgery offers patients smaller incisions, minimal tissue damage and blood loss, and a speedier recovery. It is the future of urologic oncology and we are happy to have Dr. Eun leading the way."
"Dr. Eun is one of the most well-known and well-respected robotic surgeons in the country," said T. Sloane Guy, MD, MBA, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Chief of Temple's Robotic Surgery Program. "I look forward to him expanding Temple's already robust minimally invasive robotic surgical offerings."
Dr. Eun earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in 2001. He followed that with his residency and a robotic oncology fellowship at the Henry Ford Hospital/Vattikuti Urology Institute, before being recruited to Pennsylvania Hospital.
Dr. Eun has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and presented over 60 research abstracts.
He is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Urologic Association, the Endourological Society, and the Philadelphia Urologic Society.
Dr. Eun was named as a "Top 40 Doctors Under 40" by Philadelphia magazine in 2009 and a "Top 40 Talented Professional" by the Philadelphia Business Journal in 2010. In 2011, Dr. Eun was named a "Top Doc" in the Philadelphia region by Castle Connolly.
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