Robert Sweet, MD

Robert Sweet, MD
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Urology Clinic
Mayo Building, Fourth Floor
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis MN 55455

Philosophy of Care:

I strive to provide humanistic, technologically advanced, data-driven, but personalized care to each and every one of my patients.

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Board Certifications:

Sweet, R.M., Hananel, D., Lawrenz, F. A unified approach to validation, reliability and “backwards” study design in surgical technical skills training. Arch Surg 145(2):197-201, 2010.

Riley, W., Davis, S., Miller, K.M., Hansen, H., Sweet, R.M. Detecting breaches in defensive barriers using in situ simulation for obstetric emergencies. Published on line August 2010, Qual Saf in Health Care.

Mirheydar, H., Jones, M., Koeneman, K.S., Sweet, R. Robotic surgical education: A collaborative approach to training postgraduate urologists and Endourology fellows. JSLS 13(3):287-292, 2009. PMID: 19793464.

Shen, Y., Zhou, X., Zhang, N., Tamma, K., Sweet R. Realistic soft tissue deformation strategies for real time surgery simulation. In: Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 16, J.D. Westwood et al, eds., IOS Press, pp. 457-459, 2008. PMID: 18391343.

Sweet, R.M. and McDougall, E.M. Simulation and Computer Animated Devices: The new minimally invasive skills training paradigm. Urol Clin N Am 35(3):519-531, 2008. PMID: 18761204.

Riley,W., Miller, K.K., Davis, S.E., Sweet, R. Describing high reliability: Distinguishing errors and breaches. Accepted, Proceedings, Improving Patient Safety, Cambridge, July, 2008, 9-13.

Kishore, T.A., Pedro, R.N., Monga, M., Sweet, R.M. Assessment of validity of an OSATS for cystoscopic and ureteroscopic cognitive and psychomotor skills. J Endouro 22(12):2707-2711, 2008. PMID: 19025389.

Rashid, H.H, Kowalewski, T., Oppenheimer P., Ooms, A., Krieger, J.N., Sweet, R.M. The virtual reality transurethral prostatic resection trainer: Evaluation of discriminate validity. J Urol 177(6):2283-2286, 2007. PMID: 17509340.

Sweet, R.M. Virtual reality simulation: A new reality in urological education? Contemporary Urology 17(3):21-30, 2005.

Sweet, R.M., Kowalewski, T., Oppenheimer, P., Weghorst, S., Satava R. Face, content and construct validity of the University of Washington virtual reality TURP trainer. J Urol 172(5):1953-1957, 2004. PMID: 15540764.

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