Dr. Ryan Orosco’s translational research is focused on advancing the field of robotic surgery, particularly telerobotics. Along with his research partner Dr. Steve Hong, he founded T.R.O.N. (Telesurgical Robotic Operative Network)—a mutli-disciplinary, multi-institutional group dedicated to making telerobotic surgery a reality. TRON’s home base is the Advanced Robotics and Controls Lab at the UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute, led by Dr. Michael Yip.
When someone sustains a major injury, the time starts ticking down on the “Golden Hour” during which, the chance for survival and positive outcome is heavily contingent on prompt medical management. Telerobotics will allow surgeons to access patients sooner, delivering the care that they desperately need. The TRON group is working to develop novel solutions to the barriers to telerobotic surgery.
Dr. Orosco studied electrical engineering at New Mexico State University, and went on to medical school at Johns Hopkins University. He completed residency in Otolaryngology at the University of California San Diego, and a fellowship at Stanford University in Head & Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction. Currently, he is in clinical practice as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at UC San Diego.
Title: Assistant Professor
Company/Affiliation: University of California San Diego