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Marco A. Zenati

Dr. Marco Zenati is a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Associate Surgeon in the Department of Surgery, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Chief of Cardiac Surgery at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Boston Healthcare System. He is the founder and the director of the Medical Robotics & Computer-Assisted Surgery (MRCAS) Laboratory which has been continually funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the last 15 years.

Dr. Zenati attended Catholic University School of Medicine in Rome, Italy and graduated from the University of Verona School of Medicine Summa Cum Laude. He completed his surgical training at University of Verona and the University of Pittsburgh. In the 1990s he was deeply involved in the development of minimally invasive cardiac surgery and robotics, and he was among the first to pioneer their clinical applications. Dr Zenati serves as the National Chairman of the Cardiac Surgery Scientific Advisory Board at the National Surgery Office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C. He is a permanent member of the Bioengineering, Technology and Surgical Sciences (BTSS) Study Section of the NIH Center for Scientific Review. He is the author of more than 250 peer-reviewed publications.