Article Abstract

Living legend in surgery: professor Walter Randolph Chitwood Jr

Authors: Skylar Gao


Journal of Visualized Surgery (JOVS) has the honor to include Prof. Walter Randolph Chitwood Jr (Figure 1) as a distinguished member of our editorial board. Recognized as the first heart surgeon to perform robot-assisted mitral valve surgery in the US, Prof. Chitwood holds an unparalleled reputation in the cardiac surgery field with his more-than-40 years surgical and research experience, which we believe is an essential part of the further development of JOVS.