Ashok Hemal


Dr. Hemal is working as a Professor, at Department of Urology, Atrium Comprehensive Cancer Center, & Professor, Institute for Regenerative Medicine. He is Director of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery and chief of Uro-oncology at Atrium Wake Forest Medical School & Baptist Medical center, USA. He has contributed several first series in the field with research focus on uro-oncology. Dr. Hemal has done pioneering work in the field of laparoscopy and has been associated with initial development of robotic urologic surgery. His unique contribution with live demonstration of endourological, laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgical procedures in over 400 conferences all across the world for educational purposes and disseminating the knowledge. Dr. Hemal has 7 books and over 450 scientific papers and book chapters to his credit. He has been the recipient of many academic distinctions and awards to name a few prestigious Dr. B.C. Roy Award, UGC Hari Om Ashram award and “Padma-Shree” by the president of India. He is also recipient of several other prestigious award such as Urologist of the Decade award, Guest Scholar of the American College of Surgeons, SIU- scholar, Fulbright scholar, and Health Hero award given by Business Journal of USA. He has also received Sushruta award by Indian, American Urology association. He has been nominated as Best Doctor of America and Top Doctor of America and Top Prostate Cancer doctor since 2008 every year till the date. He was also featured as Top Prostate Cancer doctor of USA in New York Times, USA.