Category: Surgical Cognition

Surgical Cognition Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh

Paul A. Gardner, MD and Carl Snyderman, MD

There is much more to surgery than manual dexterity. A virtuoso violinist does not necessarily make a great surgeon.  The Surgical Cognition Laboratory at the Eye & Ear Institute is a new initiative that delves deep into the surgical experience to better understand the origins of surgical expertise.  Led by Carl Snyderman, MD, MBA of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh, the program intends to recognize and integrate new technologies to improve patient outcomes and healthcare experiences. According to Dr. Snyderman, “We now have the tools to understand the learning process for minimally invasive endoscopic techniques and