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Center for Advancement of Minimally-Invasive Pelvic Surgery (CAMPS)

Upcoming Course: 

Masters Course in Pelvic Surgery for Gynecologic Surgeons 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013 - Sunday, April 14, 2013  

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The Center for Advancement of Minimally-Invasive Pelvic Surgery (CAMPS) is dedicated towards advancing knowledge and skill-set in Gynecologic surgery. The goal of CAMPS is to provide the highest level of education, and procedural-based training, through innovative and comprehensive programs designed to promote best practices. All CAMPS programs are all taught by world-class faculty recognized as experts in Pelvic Surgery, at the state-of-the-art Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in downtown Tampa, Florida.


To advance knowledge and skill-set in Minimally-Invasive Pelvic Surgery through innovative and state-of-the-art educational and training programs.



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Director of CAMPS

Stuart Hart, MD, FACOG, FACS

Stuart Hart, M.D. is currently an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He completed medical school at the University of Maryland, completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Emory University and completed a Pelvic Surgery fellowship at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Hart is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Surgeons. He completed the 18 month Leadership Institute Program in the Center for Transformation and Innovation (CTI) at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, and is currently enrolled in the Master of Science Degree in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies at the University of South Florida College of Business. He also completed the Regulatory Affairs in Medical Devices Certificate Program through the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering within the USF College of Engineering. He currently serves as the Medical Director of the Tampa Bay Research and Innovation Center (TBRIC)  and Director of the University of South Florida Center for the Advancement of Minimally-Invasive Pelvic Surgery (CAMPS). He is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Surgeons, American Urogynecologic Society, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, International Urogynecologic Association and the American College of Physician Executives. In 2012, he won the Cade Museum Prize for Innovation (1st place out of 120 technologies throughout the State of Florida), and was awarded the Excellence in Innovation Award by the USF Office of Research and Innovation. In 2010, he was awarded the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) National Faculty Award for Excellence in Residency Education, and won First Place in the Innovative Technology Challenge in the USF Center for Entrepreneurship.

Dr. Hart’s main research interests include anatomic image-based research, medical simulation education and training, and development of innovative medical technologies and devices. He is currently the Co-Principle Investigator on a Binational Industrial Research and Development grant with Simbionix Corporation, to develop the world’s first computerized hysterectomy training simulator. He is also very involved in developing educational and surgical training courses for physicians, and has been the course director for over ten national CME programs.