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MU Biodesign
and Innovation Program

Attn: Roger de la Torre
One Hospital Drive, DC075.00
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-5609

Faculty & Staff


MUBIP Staff


Roger de la Torre, Director of Biodesign and Innovation Program

Roger De La Torre, MD Roger de la Torre, MD, is an associate professor and chief of the division of general surgery at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. He also serves as director of Missouri Bariatric Services at MU and holds the John A. Growden Distinguished Professorship in Surgery.

Before joining the faculty in MU's Hugh E. Stephenson Jr., MD, Department of Surgery in 2004, Dr. de la Torre was in private practice where he became recognized for his abilities as a laparoscopic surgeon and has been instrumental in training surgeons across the United States on a variety of laparoscopic operations. Dr. de la Torre is one of the first surgeons in the world to have performed a roux-en-y divided gastric bypass laparoscopically. He has participated in several thousand bariatric procedures and has been designated as a Fellow of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. de la Torre has developed numerous surgical devices and holds over 50 patents. One such patent is the "laparoscopic access port for surgical instruments or the hand," which has been significant in initiating a whole new field of minimally invasive surgery. His novel approach is used in various intra-abdominal operations relating to procedures performed on the colon, spleen, stomach and kidney. The benefit of hand-assisted laparoscopy over the traditional method can be linked to an increase in kidney transplant donors. He serves as a consultant for numerous surgery-based companies.


Department of Surgery


Many surgeons at the Department of Surgery contribute to MUBIP through lectures, discussions, providing clinical experiences observation, seminars and laboratories.

General Surgery/Minimally Invasive Surgery

Acute Care Surgery

Oncology

Neurological Surgery

Urology

Vascular Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dental Surgery

Research




College of Engineering


Many engineers at the College of Engineering contribute to MUBIP through lectures, discussions, providing clinical experiences observation, seminars and laboratories.

Biological Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Infomation Technology

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

MU Informatics Institute

Naval Sciences

Nuclear Science & Engineering Institute


College of Veterinary Medicine


Many faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine contribute to MUBIP through lectures, discussions, providing clinical experiences observation, seminars and laboratories.

Biomedical Sciences

Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

Veterinary Pathobiology


Others


Many faculty in the Office of Technology Management & Industry Relations (OTMIR) and the Office of Research contribute to MUBIP through lectures, discussions, providing clinical experiences observation, seminars and laboratories.

Office of Technology Management & Industry Relations (OTMIR)

Office of Research




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