Dr. Redan is the President of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Chief of Surgery at Florida Hospital-Celebration Health, in Celebration, Florida, USA, and Professor of Surgery at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Redan is also now a Florida Governor for the American College of Surgeons and President elect for the State of Florida.
Dr Redan received his medical degree from and completed his residency in General Surgery at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. He has recently recertified for the third time from the American Board of Surgery. He retired from the US Army and US Army National Guard as a Major. Dr Redan also a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Charter member of the Society of Robotic Surgery and member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He is on the editorial staff of the Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Surgical Endoscopy, Trocar.net, and the Journal of Robotic Surgery. He is a frequent lecturer and has published numerous journal articles and book chapters. He has been performing laparoscopic and thoracoscopic procedures since the infancy of this specialty. Starting with laparoscopic cholecystectomy and diagnostic laparoscopy for trauma in 1989, he has participated in the growth of the specialty as it is now the standard of care for multiple surgical procedures. Dr. Redan has also been involved with the development of Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery (HALS), Robotic (i.e. Computer Assisted) Surgery, Natural Orifice Surgery (NOTES) as well as teaching, preceptoring and new product testing.
Additionally, as new technology evolves there is an increasing need for “team education” and “telemedicine” as it relates to the integration of endoscopy and laparoscopy in the Operating Room. As more specialized equipment continues to overlap into the Operating Room environment, our educational process needs to change to help develop safer Operating Rooms and better peri-operative care which is also a passion of Dr. Redan.