Join us for a distinctive, peer-to-peer, collaborative learning experience designed exclusively for hospital executives, surgeon leaders and program administrators.

February 7, 2018

Dallas, Texas


Uniquely orchestrated to demonstrate the value of collaboration, this one-day session will take you and your robotics team members on an immersive journey through the strategic planning process of your da Vinci® Surgery program while focused on helping to create a culture of efficiency and financial success.

Key learning objectives:

  • Create a positive financial impact on your overall program
  • Identify strategic information to help increase procedure throughput
  • Gather insight to strive for clinical and operational excellence
  • Engage and learn through peer-to-peer interactions

One member from each of the following groups is required to attend:

  • C–Level | CEO, COO, CFO, CMO
  • Strategic Operations | VP of Surgical Services, OR Directors, Data Analysts
  • Surgeon Champion | Any specialty responsible for the entire robotics program
  • Tactical Operations | Robotics Coordinators, OR Managers

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7:30 am 8:00 am Continental Breakfast


8:00 am 8:15 am Welcome and Introduction 
Lucia Rogerson, Group Marketing Manager, Programs | Intuitive
8:15 am 9:00 am The Peer-to-Peer Experience: How to Maximize the Time Spent Today
Martin A. Martino, MD, Medical Director & Robotics Program Surgeon Champion | Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA
9:00 am 9:15 am Break


9:15 am 11:15 am


    Turning Your Investment in Robotics into a Sustainable Program
Mike Baxter, President & CEO | Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo, CO

Value, Analytics and Accessing Your Market
Matt Carroll, Sr. Director Market Access and Custom Analytics | Intuitive

9:15 am 11:15 am

Strategic Operations


Moving from a Leader in the OR to a Leader in the Hospital
Gaby Moawad, MD, FACOG, Robotics Medical Director | George Washington University, Washington, DC


Best Practices and Strategies to Efficiency
John Dougherty, Sr. Director Global Genesis Programs | Intuitive

9:15 am 11:15 am

Tactical Operations


Deep Dive into the Nitty Gritty of OR Management
Melissa Wilt, Robotics Program Coordinator | Seton Medical Center, Austin, TX


The Tools You Need to Help Be Successful in Developing Your Program
Jennifer Espinal, Genesis Training Manager | Intuitive
David Prasad, Service Product Marketing Manager | Intuitive


11:15 am 12:15 pm Lunch


12:15 pm 12:20 pm The Goal of the Afternoon
Lucia Rogerson, Group Marketing Manager, Programs | Intuitive
12:20 pm 12:40 pm

Putting IT All Together: System Data vs Strategic Information
Matt Carroll, Sr. Director Market Access and Custom Analytics | Intuitive

12:40 pm 12:50 pm

The Tools You Need to be Successful in Developing Your Program
John Dougherty, Sr. Director Global Genesis Programs | Intuitive

12:50 pm 3:00 pm Hospital Group Activity
3:00 pm 3:45 pm

Three Things to Focus on After Leaving the P2P Session
Thomas Payne, MD, Medical Director & Robotics Program Surgeon Champion | Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery, Austin, TX

3:45 pm 4:00 pm

Closing Comments
Lucia Rogerson, Group Marketing Manager, Programs | Intuitive


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Mike Baxter

President & CEO, Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo, CO

Michael T. Baxter (Mike) currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Parkview Medical Center, a position that he has held since April of 2009. Mr. Baxter has spent nearly 20 years of his career with Parkview Medical Center, serving in several capacities to include Vice President of Managed Care (8/1999) and Chief Operations Officer (4/2005) prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Professionally, Mr. Baxter has served on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Health and Hospital Association, serving as Chair for 2014. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Healthcare Financial Management Association and serves on numerous community boards to include Pueblo Triple Aim Board and Pueblo Community College Advisory Board (Chairman 2012 - current).

Mr. Baxter is a graduate of Holy Cross Abbey High School in Canon City and has received a Bachelor of Accounting degree from Colorado State University in Pueblo as well as a Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University in Pueblo.

Mr. Baxter is married (Dorothy Givler Baxter) with three boys, Collin (22) and twins Jacob and Sam (21). He resides in Pueblo West, Colorado and enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family, preferably outdoors with activities that include fishing, camping and skiing.

Matt Carroll

Sr. Director Market Access and Custom Analytics, Intuitive

Matt Carroll, Sr. Director Market Access and Custom Analytics s at Intuitive, has more than 16 years of evidence-based selling experience, working with key industry stakeholders and economic decision makers across the country. Prior to joining Intuitive, Mr. Carrol served as Director of Market Access at Baxter Healthcare’s Surgical Care Division working directly with regional and national IDN systems, Value Analysis Committees, Health Technology Assessment Committees, payers and policymakers to help breakdown market and patient access barriers.

Outside his professional career, Mr. Carroll proudly served his country in the United States Marines for 8 years, 4 years of which he served as a Squad Leader.

John Dougherty

Sr. Director, Global Genesis Programs, Intuitive

John Dougherty, Sr. Director of Global Genesis Programs, joined Intuitive in July of 2007 from Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA, where he spent several years as the primary first assistant for da Vinci surgery. Since joining Intuitive, Mr. Dougherty has held several roles within the Customer Training, Product Education and Professional Services department, where he is currently responsible for all Genesis Program activities around the world. 

As a proud member of the Genesis team, Mr. Dougherty strives to help hospitals optimize quality, cost, and care by analyzing individual da Vinci programs and introducing best practices to help drive programmatic success.

Martin A. Martino, MD

Medical Director & Robotics Program Surgeon Champion, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA

Martin A. Martino, MD is a Gynecologic Oncologist in practice at the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) since 2005. He is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Southern Florida and a member of the Departments of OBGYN and Surgery at LVHN. Dr. Martino completed medical school at Hahnemann Medical College in 1998 before going on to complete his residency at Rutgers: Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine in New Brunswick, NJ in 2002, as well as a Galloway Fellowship at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2000. He completed his Gynecologic Oncology fellowship at the University of South Florida: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and currently serves as the Medical Director for the Minimally Invasive Robotics Program at LVHN.

For those who know him, his passion is in caring for his patients and bringing them advanced innovative tools to help them get well. In 2008, he started the LVHN Robotic Surgery Program and has completed nearly 1500 robotic procedures. Dr. Martino is a founding member of the Institute for Surgical Excellence as well as the Robotic Training Network.

He lives in Allentown, PA with his wife Jaime, who is a nurse, and their 3 children.

Gaby Moawad, MD, FACOG

Robotics Medical Director, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Gaby Moawad, MD, FACOG is board-certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology. He is an assistant professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He completed an American Association of Laparoscopic Gynecologist (AAGL) fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS) at The GW Medical Faculty Associates. He is a member of the gynecology team which participates in The MFA’s Menstrual Disorders Center and The Pelvic Floor Center.

Dr. Moawad completed his undergraduate medical training at the Lebanese University. He went on to excel during his four-year residency at The George Washington University, where he served as administrative chief resident in his final year of training. He received several awards, including the prestigious AAGL award for excellence in endoscopic surgery. Dr. Moawad is a published author and a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a member of the American Association of Laparoscopic Gynecologists.

Thomas Payne

Medical Director & Robotics Program Surgeon Champion, Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery, Austin, TX

Thomas Payne, MD serves as Executive Medical Director of The Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery. He is known nationally and internationally as a leader in the field of robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. Dr. Payne serves as keynote speaker, panelist and faculty for conferences around the globe and has written and co-written numerous papers, text book chapters and journal articles regarding robotic-assisted surgery. His primary passions are to champion advancements in the surgical sciences and to perform, assist and teach complex robotic-assisted surgery. 

Dr. Payne's pioneering work as a surgeon and educator in over 1,000 da Vinci gynecologic cases has helped patients and surgeons worldwide to shape the present and future of dV gynecologic surgery. He received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Center. He enjoyed a successful career at the Ochsner Clinic in Louisiana for the first 15 years of his career. Dr. Payne transferred to the Hospital Corporation of America in 2011 and has the privilege to serve as the Executive Medical Director of the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery located in Austin, Texas. He is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and a Fellow with the American College of Gynecologists.

David Prasad

Service Product Marketing Manager, Intuitive

David Prasad is the Service Product Marketing Manager at Intuitive and is part of the Services Marketing Department. In this role, Mr. Prasad supports the service organization and the da Vinci Surgery Customer Portal. During his eight-year tenure with Intuitive, he was also part of the Inside Sales Team, selling upgrades directly to Hospitals. Previously, Mr. Prasad held positions at Siemens Medical, Acuson Inc., and General Electric. He has a Bachelor of Science from San Jose State University.

Melissa Wilt

Robotics Program Coordinator, Seton Medical Center, Austin, TX

Melissa Wilt is a Clinical Nurse Supervisor in Surgery and specializes in Robotics and Gynecological procedures at Seton Medical Center in Austin, TX. She oversees and manages every aspect of the surgery process from scheduling to completion. Ms. Wilt has been in the medical field since 2000 when she worked for the National Marrow Donor Program. She began her nursing career in 2006, circulating in the operating room at Seton Medical Center. She has been the Robotics Coordinator since 2013 and accepted her current Clinical Nurse Supervisor position in 2015. Her passion is surgery, and she loves being directly involved in the clinical setting. Ms. Wilt graduated with a BSN from the University of Texas in Arlington.

Jennifer Espinal

Genesis Training Manager, Intuitive

Jennifer Espinal is a Genesis Training Manager at Intuitive. She joined the Intuitive team in October 2010 following her active-duty service in the United States Navy as a Service Warfare Officer with a concentration in Engineering. Upon joining Intuitive, Ms. Espinal assisted with the opening of the Hartford Hospital Lab, training more than 215 da Vinci users. In 2012, she transitioned to the Genesis team and has shared her expertise with approximately 100 da Vinci Surgery Programs worldwide. Ms. Espinal strives to help hospitals optimize quality, cost, and care through analysis of individual da Vinci programs and the introduction of best practices to help ensure programmatic success.

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