Krishnanath Gaitonde, M.D.

ADDRESS:

University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Division of Urology
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0589
513-558-4699
e-mail: gaitonk@uc.edu

SUBSPECIALTY INTERESTS:

Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery including Endourology, Laparoscopic Urology, and Robotic Urologic Surgery

MEDICAL SCHOOL:

08/1988 – 01/1994 Goa Medical College
Goa, India

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (INCLUDING RESIDENCY/FELLOWSHIP):

02/2008 - present Co-Director of Endourology, Laparoscopy & Robotic Surgery Fellowship, Division of Urology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

01/2007 - present Assistant Professor, Division of Urology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

01/2007 - present Staff Urologist, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

12/2004 -11/2006 Fellowship in Endourology, Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery
Division of Urology, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

02/2004 – 11/2004 Staff Urologist
Mapusa Clinic & Research Center, Goa, India

03/2003 - 01/2004 Laparoscopic Urology Fellowship
Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

01/2003 - 01/2003 Observer in Laparoscopic Urology
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA

02/2002 - 01/2003 Urology Fellowship
Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

06/2001 - 12/2001 Endourology and Laparoscopic Urology Fellowship
Klinikum Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany

02/2001 – 06/2001 Staff Urologist
Mapusa Clinic & Research Center, Goa, India

01/1999 – 02/2001 Urology Resident
Urology Residency Program
P D Hinduja National Hospital & Medical Research Centre Mumbai, India

08/1998 – 12/1998 Urology Senior Registrar (urology training position)
Department of Urology
Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India

05/1997 – 07/1998 Staff Surgeon
Mapusa Clinic & Research Center, Goa, India

03/1994 – 03/1997 General Surgery Resident
General Surgery Residency Program
Kasturba Medical College, Karnataka, India

01/1993 – 01/1994 Compulsory Rotatory Internship
Goa Medical College, Goa, India

BOARD CERTIFICATION:

Urology
European Board of Urology – 2005
Fellow, European Board of Urology (FEBU)

Urology
National Board of Examinations, India - 2001
Diplomate of the National Board of Urology (DNB)

General Surgery
Masters in Surgery (MS), India - 1997

LICENSURE:

State Medical Board of Ohio (License # 35.088458)

ECFMG Certificate (ID 05071386)

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION:

Endourology, Laparoscopy & Robotic Surgery - Endourological Society - 2006

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

2007 Assistant Professor, Division of Urology, University of Cincinnati

2004-2006 Clinical Instructor, Division of Urology, University of Cincinnati

2002-2004 Associate Lecturer in Urology
University of Queensland Medical School, Queensland, Australia

EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reviewer for Indian Journal of Urology

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

American Medical Association
American Urological Association (NCS)
Endourological Society
Robotic Surgery Working Group of the Endourological Society
Ohio Urological Society

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Second Prize for the poster ‘Y-V Preputioplasty, An Alternative Therapy For The Correction Of Phimosis’ presented at the Urological Society of India(West Zone) Conference held at Goa, India in October 1999

Ranked second at the Second M.B;B.S. (Medical School) University Examination

Certificate of Merit for securing the highest marks with Distinction in Pharmacology at the University Examination (Medical School)

Certificate of Merit for securing the highest marks with Distinction in Forensic Medicine at the University Examination (Medical School)

Ranked second in the State of Goa, India at the Higher Secondary School Examination (H.S.S.C.)

Ranked third in the State of Goa, India at the State Secondary School Examination (S.S.C.)

RESEARCH PROJECT:

99mTechnetium Methylene Diphosphonate Scintimammography In The Evaluation Of Primary Breast Cancer - Thesis project during the Master of Surgery Program at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.

GRANTS:

Co-Principal Investigator – Managing Cognitive Workload & Stress in Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery Interfaces’. University Research Council Interdisciplinary Grant 2006, University of Cincinnati. Awarded $ 25,000

Co-Principal Investigator – ‘The Utility of Combined Endo-Rectal MRI and MR Spectroscopic Imaging for Pre-Operative Staging of Prostate Cancer’. Proposal submitted for the University of Cincinnati Research Council Interdisciplinary Grant 2008. Collaborative project with Departments of Radiology and Pathology.

PUBLICATIONS:

Novel Technique of Retrograde Ureteral Stenting During Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty, Krishnanath Gaitonde, Gwen Roesel, James Donovan. Journal of Endourology, 22(6); 1199-1202, June 2008

Perceptual Distortions Produce Multidimensional Stress Profiles in Novice Users of an Endoscopic Surgery Simulator, Martina I. Klein, Joel S. Warm, Michael A. Riley, Gerald Matthews, Krishnanath Gaitonde, James F. Donovan. Human Factors, 50(2), 291-300, April 2008

Specialized ‘Kidney-Sparing’ Procedures Give Cancer Patients More Options; Krishnanath Gaitonde. University of Cincinnati Health News, April 2008

Significance Of Hematuria In Early Diagnosis Of Bladder Cancer; Gaitonde K, Santoshi N, Patil N, Srinivas V. The Indian Practitioner 2003,56(7) 455-457

Migrated Jewett Nail: An Unusual Cause Of Hematuria; Santoshi N, Gaitonde K, Patil N, Sagade SN. Urology, 61(5); 1029-30, May 2003

Transplantation Of Horseshoe Kidney From Living-Related Donors: report of two cases; Goyal A, Gaitonde K, Sagade S N, Shah B V, Kamat M H. Transplant Proc., 35(1); 32-4 February 2003

Incidental Appendectomy During Radical Cystectomy: Is it necessary? ; Santoshi N, Gaitonde K, Patil N, Goyal A, Srinivas V,. Urology 2002 May; 59(5), 678-80

Retrospective Review And Long Term Follow Up Of 105 Radical Cystectomies In A Developing Country; Gaitonde K, Goyal A, Santoshi N, Patil N, Singh D R, Srinivas V. BJU International 2002 Mar; 89 Suppl 1: 57-61

Renal cell carcinoma presenting as Hypertension. Dharam Raj Singh, K. Gaitonde, N. Santoshi, N. Patil, V Srinivas: Indian Journal of Urology 2002;80-81

Abnormal Bone scan; Importance of clinical correlation. Dharam Raj Singh, K. Gaitonde, N. Santoshi, N. Patil, V. Srinivas: Indian Journal of Urology 2002; 179-180.

Penile Gangrene Associated With Chronic Renal Failure - Case Report Of Two Cases and Review Of Literature; Goyal A, Gaitonde K, Sagade S N. Indian Journal of Urology, 18(1); 89-91, September 2001

Spontaneous Retroperitoneal Hemorrhage; Diagnostic And Therapeutic Approach; Goyal A, Gaitonde K, Nagaonkar S, Sagade S N, Kamat M H. Indian Journal of Urology, 18(1); 70-73, 2001

Dual Kidney Transplantation – A Solution For Less Than Ideal Brain Dead Donors; Mehta K, Rathod J, Gaitonde K, Goyal A, Sagade S N, Shah B. Journal Of Association Of Physicians of India (JAPI), 49; 1197-99, September 2001

An Unusual Complication After Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy For Renal Stone; Singh D R, Gaitonde K, Sagade S N. Indian Journal Of Urology, 16(2); 154-156, 2000

Cushing’s Syndrome In A Patient With ACTH Secreting Pheochromocytoma; Singh D R, Gaitonde K, Kulkarni S N, Sagade S N, Shah N F, Bhaduri A. Indian Journal Of Urology, 17(1); 52-53, 2000

BOOK CHAPTERS

‘Acute Scrotal Pain’ Krishnanath Gaitonde – Primary Care Physician Manual (in press)

‘Benign Prostate Hyperplasia’ Sundeep Deorah, Krishnanath Gaitonde – Primary Care Physician Manual (in press)

ABSTRACTS / PRESENTATIONS:

Y-V Preputioplasty, An Alternative Therapy For The Correction Of Phimosis; Gaitonde K, Goyal A, Singh D R, Sagade S N, Tilak G H. Poster presentation at the USICON (West Zone) Conference held at Goa, India in October 1999. Awarded the second prize

Retrospective Review And Long Term Follow Up Of Radical Cystectomy – Our Experience With 105 Cases; Gaitonde K, Goyal A, Srinivas V. Poster presentation at the USICON National Conference held at Hyderabad, India in January 2000

A Simple And Effective Continent Urinary Diversion – Sigma Rectum Pouch (MAINZ II POUCH);Gaitonde K, Goyal A, Nagaonkar S, Srinivas V. Video presentation at the 12th Video Urology World Congress held at Goa, India in March 2000

A Simple And Effective Continent Urinary Diversion – Sigma Rectum Pouch (MAINZ II POUCH)’; Gaitonde K, Goyal A, Nagaonkar S, Srinivas V. Poster presentation at the Millennium International Urology Congress held at New Delhi, India in November 2000

Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy With The Heilbronn Technique: Technical Modifications After 300 Patients; Rassweiler J, Sentkar L, Seemann O, Hatzinger M, Gaitonde K, Niall O. Poster at the World Congress of Endourology held at Bangkok, Thailand in November 2001

Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy With The Heilbronn Technique - The Learning Curve And Complications During the First 300 Cases. Rassweiler J, Gaitonde K, Paz A, Sentker L, Seemann O, Hatzinger M. XVII Congress of the European Association of Urology held at Birmingham, UK in February

Laparoscopic Versus Open Radical Prostatectomy – A Comparative Study At A Single Institution. Rassweiler J, Gaitonde K, Paz A, Sentkar L, Seemann O. AUA Annual Meeting held at Florida, USA in May 2002

Laparoscopic Surgery For Urologic Malignancies – The Risk Of Local Recurrence and Port Site Metastases.  Rassweiler J, Paz A, Gaitonde K, Sentkar L, Seemann O. AUA Annual Meeting held at Florida, USA in May 2002

Absorbable Clips As A Suturing Aid During Urethrovesical Anastomosis In Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (LRP). Gaitonde K, Braken B, Heiland M, Donovan JF. Poster presentation at the World Endourology Congress held at Amsterdam, The Netherlands in August 2005

Laparoscopic Synchronous Bilateral Nephrectomy – Transperitoneal and Retroperitoneal Techniques. Gaitonde K, Zaki S, Thomas M, Woodle S, Donovan J, Buell J. Poster presentation at the World Endourology Congress held at Amsterdam, The Netherlands in August 2005

Surgical Experience with Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Right Donor Nephrectomy In 49 Living Donors. Zaki S, Gaitonde K, Geisler E, Thomas M, Woodle S, Donovan J, Buell J. Poster presentation at the World Endourology Congress held at Amsterdam, The Netherlands in August 2005

Brachial-“Nerve Sparing” Modification Of Trendelenberg’s Position During Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (LRP): The X-Restraint. Gaitonde K, Nelson L, Braken B, Donovan JF. Poster presentation at the North Central Section of AUA conference held at Chicago, USA in September 2005

Novel Technique Of Retrograde Stent Placement During Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty. Roesel G, Gaitonde K, Donovan J. Poster presentation at the North Central Section of AUA conference held at Chicago, USA in September 2005

Positioning For Optimal Patient Safety During Renal Surgery. Gaitonde K, Bianchi G, Donovan JF. Poster presentation at the World Congress of Endourology, Cleveland, Ohio, USA in August 2006

Time To Continence After Radical Prostatectomy-Comparison Between Open Surgery And Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (RALRP). Gaitonde K, Frankl N, Bianchi G, Donovan JF, Bracken RB. Poster presentation at the World Congress of Endourology, Cleveland, Ohio, USA in August 2006

A Novel Technique For Ureteral Stent Placement Prior To Bladder Neck Reconstruction During Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (RALRP). K. Gaitonde, G.D.Bianchi, R.B. Bracken, J.F. Donovan. Poster presentation at the World Congress of Endourology, Cleveland, Ohio, USA in August 2006

Unusual Complication During Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (RALRP) K. Gaitonde, G.D.Bianchi, R.B. Bracken, J.F. Donovan. Poster presentation at the World Congress of Endourology, Cleveland, Ohio, USA in August 2006

Brachial-“Nerve Sparing” Modification Of Trendelenberg’s Position During Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (LRP): The X-Restraint. Gaitonde K, Nelson L, Braken B, Donovan JF. Poster presentation at the World Congress of Endourology, Cleveland, Ohio, USA in August 2006

Positioning For Optimal Patient Safety During Renal Surgery. Gaitonde K, Bianchi G, Donovan JF. Poster presentation at the NCS AUA conference, San Diego, California, USA in September 2006

Time To Continence After Radical Prostatectomy-Comparison Between Open Surgery And Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (RALRP). Gaitonde K, Frankl N, Bianchi G, Donovan JF, Bracken RB. Poster presentation at the NCS AUA conference, San Diego, California, USA September 2006

The Future: Can We Teach Surgery Remotely? Mohamed Salkini, Krishnanath Gaitonde, James Donovan, Allan Hamilton. Poster presentation at the World Congress of Endourology, Cancun, Mexico in November 2007

Low-Cost, Disposable, Simulated Tissues For High Fidelity Simulation. Mohamad Salkini, Krishnanath Gaitonde, James Donovan, Allan Hamilton. Poster presentation at the World Congress of Endourology, Cancun, Mexico in November 2007

A Novel Technique For Ureteral Stent Placement Prior To Bladder Neck Reconstruction During Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (RALRP). Mohamad Salkini, Krishnanath Gaitonde, R Bruce Bracken, James F Donovan. Virtual Poster presentation at the World Robotic Urology Symposium, Orlando, Florida, March 2008

Port Site Hernia after Robotic Radical Prostatectomy – Mohamad Salkini, Krishnanath Gaitonde, R Bruce Bracken, James F Donovan. Presented at the Ohio urologic Society meeting, Sandusky, Ohio April 2008

Vesical manifestations of lymphoma – Eric Shrieve, Rebecca Roedersheimer, Thomas Bell, Krishnanath Gaitonde. Presented at the Ohio urologic Society meeting, Sandusky, Ohio April 2008

Small Cell Carcinoma of the Prostate – Sundeep Deorah, Krishnanath Gaitonde, James F Donovan. Presented at the Ohio urologic Society meeting, Sandusky, Ohio April 2008

TEACHING/GUEST LECTURER

Cryotherapy for renal and prostate cancer  – guest speaker at the conference on ‘Current Trends in the Treatment of GU Malignancies’, Cincinnati, July 2008
Genitourinary Trauma:  Upper Tract Guest Speaker for Urology Residents April 2008

Urinary Tract Trauma Guest Speaker for Urology Residents April 2008

‘To freeze or not to freeze’ – role of cryotherapy in prostate cancer – guest speaker at the Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting, Cincinnati, April 2008

Overview on Urology - guest speaker at the University of Cincinnati Dual Admissions (BS/MD) Program symposium in April, 2008

Non-Prostatic GU Malignancies – Lecture for Medical students, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, April 2008

Basics of Laparoscopy -  Urology Resident teaching seminar, February 2008

Patient Positioning During Urological Surgery – Urology Resident teaching seminar, January 2008

Office Urology – guest speaker at the American Academy of Professional Coders Seminar, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 2007

Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery - guest speaker at the UC Surgeons Symposium at Cincinnati, Ohio in September, 2007

Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery - guest speaker at the meeting of the Indian Medical Association, Goa, India  in June 2007

Community Cancer Education Day University of Cincinnati, February 2007

Neuroprotective Strategies during Radical Prostatectomy – guest speaker at the Prostate Cancer Working Group meeting, January 2007

Genitourinary Examination – Lecture for Medical Students, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 

Meeting Tissue Needs – guest speaker at the Cincinnati Prostate Cancer Working Group Meeting in December 2005

FACULTY ADVISOR

Faculty advisor for medical students from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

PHD DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER

‘Performance, Workload, Stress, and Coping Profiles in First year Medical Students’ Interaction with the Endoscopic/Laparoscopic and Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques’ - A dissertation submitted to the Division of Research and Advanced Studies of the University of Cincinnati in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy In the Department of Psychology of the College of Arts and Sciences 2008 by Martina I. Klein, MA

NETWELLNESS UROLOGY EXPERT

NetWellness is an online patient education forum comprising of faculty from University of Cincinnati, Ohio state University and Case Western University

WORKSHOPS COORDINATED

Laparoscopic urology workshop in laparoscopic porcine nephrectomy, pyeloplasty and laparoscopic suturing techniques - conducted for the urology trainee registrars at the Herston Medical Research Centre, Herston, Queensland, Australia in July 2003

Cadaver labs on Da Vinci robot assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy prostatectomy– conducted for urology residents/fellow at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA in October 2005 and January 2006

Training labs (porcine) on laparoscopic nephrectomy – conducted for urology residents at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA in April/May 2006

CONFERENCES / WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

Continuing Medical Education Program (CME) - conducted by The Surgical Society and Association of Surgeons of India in Bangalore, India in November, 1996

‘Workshop on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy’ - held under the auspices of Society For Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Of India and conducted by the Departments of Surgery and Gastroenterology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India in February 1997

Urological Society of India Conference USICON (West Zone) held at Goa, India in October 1999

Urological Society of India National Conference (USICON) held at Hyderabad, India in January 2000

Continuing Urology Education (CUE) conducted at the USICON National Conference held at Hyderabad, India in January 2000

12th Video Urology World Congress (VUWC) held at Goa, India in March 2000

‘Instructional Course on Imaging in Urology’ – conducted by the Mumbai Urological Society at Mumbai, India in June 2000
Millennium International Urology Congress held at New Delhi, India in November, 2000

‘Course in Laparoscopic Urology’ – conducted at the Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education, Mumbai, India in November 2000

Urological Society of India National Conference (USICON) held at Nagpur, India in January 2001

Annual conference of the Northern Section of the Urological Society of Australasia held at Couran Cove, Queensland, Australia in September 2002

Laparoscopic urology workshop at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia in August 2003

Laparoscopic Prostatectomy workshop at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital, Sydney, Australia in November 2003

Laparoscopic Prostatectomy and Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty workshop at the Box Hill Hospital, Melbourne, Australia in December 2003

Ohio Urological Association Conference held at Columbus, Ohio, USA in March 2005

American Urological Association annual meeting held at San Antonio, Texas in May 2005

World Congress of Endourology held at Amsterdam, The Netherlands in August 2005

North Central Section of AUA conference held at Chicago in September 2005

Ohio Urological Association Conference held at Cincinnati, Ohio, USA in March 2006

World Congress of Endourology held at Cleveland Ohio, August 2006

North Central Section of AUA conference held at San Diego in September 2006

Robotic Prostatectomy Conference, Orlando, Florida, February 2007

Training workshop on ‘Cryotherapy for Prostate and Renal Cancer’ – Birmingham, Alabama, April 2007

Hands-on workshop on ‘Urologic Ultrasound’ – Dallas, TX, October 2007

World Congress of Endourology, Cancun, Mexico, November 2007

World Robotic Urology Symposium – Orlando, Florida,  March 2008

Ohio Urologic Society meeting – Sandusky, Ohio, April 2008

CLINICAL TRIALS

Study of a Urethral Catheter Coated with Eluting Silver Salts (SUCCESS) Study Number: 6003 Sponsor: C.R. Bard, Inc., Initiated May 2007-Ongoing.  Principal Investigator: R. Bruce Bracken, MD Sub-investigators: James F. Donovan, Jr., MD, Ahmad Hamidinia, MD, and Krishnanath Gaitonde, MD

A Randomized, Open Label, Multicenter, Phase III, 2-Arm Study of Androgen Deprivation with Leuprolide, +/- Docetaxel for Clinically Asymptomatic Prostate Cancer Subjects with a Rising PSA Following Definitive Local Therapy  PROTOCOL NO:  XRP6976J/3503  SPONSOR: sanofi-aventis U.S.  Initiated June 2007-ongoing.  Principal Investigator:  R. Bruce Bracken, MD Sub-investigators:  Leslie Oleksowicz, MD, James F. Donovan, Jr., MD, Ahmad Hamidinia, MD, and Krishnanath Gaitonde, MD.

IRB PROTOCOLS

‘Prostate Cancer Registry And Tissue Bank’ 2007

 ‘Mental Stress During Minimally Invasive Surgery’ (in collaboration with the Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati) 2007

‘The Role of Haptic Feed Back in Laparoscopic Surgery’ 2008

Objective Structured Assessment and Training of cystoscopic skills in OB-GYN residents (in collaboration with the Urogynecology Group, Good Samaritan Hospital) 2008

Partial Nephrectomy Data Review, 2008