Penn Computer Assisted Surgery and Outcomes Lab
The Penn Computer Assisted Surgery and Outcomes (PCASO) Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research group housed within Penn Surgery that aims to translate advances in data science and artificial intelligence to surgical care and to promote the integrated education of clinicians, engineers, and data scientists. With data sources spanning the range of pre-, intra-, and post-operative phases of care, we work with a wide range of data to investigate the association of intraoperative events with preoperative risk models and post-operative outcomes to improve the surgical decision-making process by augmenting surgeon perceptions with AI-enabled data insights. In addition, we are especially interested in developing and validating automated methods of providing surgeons with feedback on surgical technique both in simulated and clinical settings.
To lead the translation of surgical data science and artificial intelligence to surgical care to improve patient outcomes, facilitate surgical education, and promote interdisciplinary collaboration between computer scientists and surgeons.
· March 2023
PCASO's multidisciplinary team of surgeons, computer scientists, and gastroenterologists was awarded a research grant from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy to investigate the use of computer vision and lifelong learning to guide submucosal dissection in per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)
Daniel Hashimoto featured on PennMedicine MD podcast discussing AI in surgery.
· February 2023
Daniel Hashimoto joins the American College of Surgeons, American Surgical Association, American Board of Surgery Blue Ribbon Committee II panel on surgical education as an AI consultant. The original Blue Ribbon Committee met in 2002.
· January 2023
Christina Boutros was first author on AI in HPB Surgery: Promises and Perils, the cover article for the journal Artificial Intelligence Surgery
Welcome to Fariha Tamboli and Patrick Paglia-Garces who have joined the lab as Penn Engineering Robotics MSE students!
· October 2022
Daniel Hashimoto and PCASO featured in Behind the Knife podcast’s series on Innovation in Surgery
Daniel Hashimoto speaking at Penn GRASP Lab's GRASP on Robotics Seminar on 10/28/22 at 10:30am on "Building multidisciplinary teams for the surgical translation of artificial intelligence". Available to public by clicking here
Daniel Hashimoto giving grand rounds to the Penn Division of Gastroenterology on “Artificial Intelligence in Foregut Surgery” on 10/26/22.
Daniel Hashimoto presents an invited talk on “Surgical AI and Error Prevention: Recognizing Opportunities and Overcoming Obstacles” at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in San Diego, CA
· September 2022
PCASO and Penn Surgery join the nonprofit Global Surgical AI Collaborative as founding members to support the democratization of surgical data science