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Center for Surgical Innovation (CSI)

The Center for Surgical Innovation (CSI) is a collaborate on between the University of Cincinnati (UC) departments of surgery, biomedical engineering, emergency medicine, and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The collaboration was established to develop, assess, and enhance new technologies in biomedical and surgical care.

Located in the UC College of Medicine’s Medical Sciences Building, CSI is a 3,700-square-foot research and teaching facility. The space includes both a teaching laboratory and an operating room, equipped with the latest surgical technology. Whether it is continuing medical education, device development, procedure modification, or training and simulation, CSI is a tremendous resource for both UC-affiliated faculty as well as regional businesses, community medical practitioners, engineers and scientists.


CSI welcomes the opportunity to work with regional industries. Surgeons, medical practitioners and scientists from across the region come to our state-of-the-art training and conference facility to teach, train, explore and discover. The lab has the capability of both simulation and cadaver models to be used for teaching, training and research.

All cadavers are provided by the UC Body Donation Program.

CSI is equipped with the following technologies:

  • Laparoscopy
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Telemedicine
  • Video Recording
  • Didactic Lecture

The facility is also equipped with:

  • Five plasma screens and a projector that can be used to display images and demonstrate procedures
  • Space for up to seven work stations and 30-40 people
  • A small conference room adjoining the lab with a plasma screen and projector (access to larger rooms located within the department of surgery and College of Medicine are also available)

Trained staff members of CSI are available for planning and organizing teaching labs to ensure that lab requirements are met.


Building collaborative partnerships is a key component of CSI’s continuing success. CSI has grown and benefited from generous donations of financial support, as well as donations of hardware from both internal and external sources. Additionally, CSI is grateful for philanthropic commitments, and was established in part by a generous gift from Mr. Carl Lindner, a Cincinnati business leader. Please contact us at (513) 558-5044 for more information on how to become a partner and/or make a donation.

CSI laboratory facility is equipped for UC affiliates, as well as corporate industries, to conduct training labs and/or research and development activities.

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