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Chitwood addresses surgery group in China

Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood Jr.
GREENVILLE, N.C.   (July 24, 2012)   —   Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood Jr. was one of the speakers at a recent conference on robotic surgery in China.

Chitwood, the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Distinguished Chair and director of the East Carolina Heart Institute, spoke at the third Beijing International Symposium and Workshop on Robotic Cardiac Surgery, held July 14-16.

The event is an opportunity for medical professionals and experts from around the world to share the latest information about robotic surgery. Chitwood, a senior associate vice chancellor and professor of cardiovascular sciences at East Carolina University, is a pioneer in robot-assisted heart surgery, particularly mitral valve repair and replacement.

A link to an interview with Chitwood at the conference is available at the workshop website,


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