TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - August 25, 2011) - Titan Medical Inc. ("the Company") (TSX VENTURE:TMD) today announced that it has appointed Dr. Terry W. Grogg, M.D., to the Company's Medical Advisory Board.
"We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Grogg to our Medical Advisory Board," said Dr. Reiza Rayman, President of Titan Medical Inc. "The addition of Dr. Grogg strengthens our expertise in robotic Gynecologic surgery and will be a significant asset in guiding our developments to target this surgical specialty."
"I am excited about the opportunity to join Titan's prominent Medical Advisory Board and to work with the company's development team," said Dr. Terry W. Grogg. "I will look to provide valuable insight to help position the Company's efforts in enabling robotic surgical solutions in the field of Gynecological surgery and to apply my experience, having completed over 500 robotic surgeries and trained nearly 75 surgeons in robotic surgery, to ensure Amadeus Composer is a leader in this surgical area."
Dr. Terry W. Grogg, M.D., is currently a clinical instructor for resident education at Mount Carmel West and at The Ohio State University since 1992, and is a partner at Southwestern Obstetrics and Gynecology a division of MOCA, a private practice. He joined Mount Carmel West after completing his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Mount Carmel West. His main clinical and surgical research interests in Minimally Invasive Surgery include hysterectomies, myomectomies, excision of endometriosis, Unilateral Salpingo Oopherectomy, Bilateral Salpingo Oopherectomy, and sacrocolpopexy. He has presented his research in robotic hysterectomy at leading surgical conferences and was previously Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Medical Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mount Carmel West. He is currently a Member of Surgical Services Executive Committee at Mount Carmel West and an independent reviewer for the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Dr. Grogg had earned his M.D. at The Ohio State University and B.S. at the University of Cincinnati.
About Titan Medical Inc.
Titan Medical Inc. is a Canadian public company (TSX VENTURE:TMD) focused on the development and commercialization of robotic surgical technologies. The Company is currently developing Amadeus Composer™, a surgical system that has a uniquely designed external robot and flexible instruments, and allows surgeons to overcome constraints of surgical procedures in small to medium spaces. Amadeus Maestro™, the Company's next generation 4-armed robotic surgical system with advanced communication and training, utilizes the Titan True Touch Technology and is targeted to surgical procedures in large spaces. Robotic surgery has developed over the past 10 years into a proven and growing method of treatment. The global robotic surgical market size is currently estimated to be approximately $1 billion and is estimated to grow to $5 billion by 2015 with potential for placement of 6,000 robotic surgical systems. The Company is researching and developing innovative technologies to empower surgeons to use robots in the operating room of the future. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.titanmedicalinc.com.
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