Dr. Belyansky is a nationally-recognized expert in the field of Abdominal Wall Reconstruction (AWR) and complex laparoscopic and robotic hernia repair. He is currently a director of AWR Program and Chief of General Surgery at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland. He has authored over 35 peer-review publications, 15 book chapters and several invited com-mentaries. He has special interest in minimal invasive approaches to AWR and he has de-scribed and published several novel laparoscopic and robotic abdominal reconstructive tech-niques. More recently he has become a big proponent of robotic technology and his research is focused on its use for abdominal wall reconstruction. Dr. Belyansky completed his fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to that he completed his residency training at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended medical school at Vir-ginia Commonwealth University Schools of Medicine (MCV) and college at University of Mary-land, College Park.