David J. Lourié MD, FACS, FASMBS is the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, California. As a community surgeon teaching residents in private practice for over 25 years, Dr. Lourié built his initial reputation in advanced laparoscopic surgery. He developed and designed some of the earliest laparoscopic operating rooms in the United States in the 1990’s, received national recognition for these state-of-the-art facilities, and began performing the first of thousands of laparoscopic hernia repairs at that time. Dr. Lourié began performing robotic surgery in 2006, and published his first 100 robotic gastric bypass surgeries in 2008. Dr. Lourié was one of the first surgeons in the world to use totally robotic staplers in gastric, intestinal, colorectal and liver surgery. Dr. Lourié is internationally recognized for teaching robotic hernia and bariatric surgery with such organizations as AHS, IHC, RSC, SAGES and ASMBS, and continues to be a leader in advanced surgical and enhanced recovery techniques. Dr. Lourié is known for his engaging presentations, detailed videos, and his ability to make anatomy and robotic surgery relatable to a wide variety of surgeon audiences.