The future of Surgery, surgery without surgeons… Presented by Professor Dirk Wilhelm (1 CME Point)

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3:00 pm Wednesday 4th Oct 2023

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Professor Dirk Wilhelm

After graduating with research on combined laparoscopic-endoscopic procedures and receiving the postgraduate lecture graduation on transluminal interventions I was recognized as professor in surgery in 2018. Currently, I work as a consultant surgeon, assistant managing director and lead for robotic and colorectal surgery at the Klinikum rechts der Isar/TUM.

For research, I lead the research group MITI, which fosters collaborative research in the field of high-tech medicine, and which is closely linked to many partners within the clinic, the Technical University and Industry. Affiliations and active involvement exist with and to many national and international societies, e.g. CTAC, CURAC, DGEBV, CARS, etc.; since 2020 I was recognized as the director of the centre for medical robotics and machine intelligence (MRMI) at the Klinikum rechts der Isar.

The future of Surgery, surgery without surgeons…


  • The current state of robotics and embodied AI in surgery.
  • The possibilities and limitations of autonomous surgery.
  • The role of surgeons in the future.
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"Our responsibility is, to the extent of our view into the future, to form the present felicitous for the next generation according to the best of our knowledge and belief”

Theodor Billroth (1829-1894)