Duke Herrell

Dr. S. Duke Herrell is Professor of Urology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUMC), as well as Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering within Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering in Nashville, Tennessee.  

Dr. Herrell led development of the surgical robotics program and minimally invasive fellowship at Vanderbilt and has active clinical practice in endourology including robotic surgery for prostate and kidney cancer.

Dr. Herrell is a funded PI investigator on multiple NIH grants developing advanced robotic surgery platforms and tools. He is a founder and steering committee member of the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE), which encompasses over 20 engineering labs and 40+ clinical collaborators with more than $20m in NIH funding over the past several years. Dr. Herrell is a founder and officer in two medical device startups that have emerged from VUMC and holds multiple patents.