Dr. Maria Carmen Mir is working as a uro-oncologist in Valencia, Spain. After Medical School at the University of Barcelona, she proceeded with a urology residency at Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona. Thereafter, she completed a urologic oncology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation between 2011 and 2014, accredited by the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO). Dr. Mir obtained her PhD on Surgery at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Her main areas of interest include bladder and kidney cancer clinical and translational research. She obtained a La Caixa Fellowship Grant for overseas training in 2012-2014. She was a member of the EAU-Young Academic Urologists Renal Cancer Group from 2016 till 2021.
Dr. Mir is currently associate editor of Frontiers in Genitourinary Surgery. She is also a current full-board member of European Section of Urologic Oncology (ESOU) within the EAU and a faculty member at EUREP (European Urology Residents Education Programme). She has published more than 120 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Riccardo Giuseppe Bertolo works as a staff urologist at San Carlo di Nancy Hospital in Rome, Italy. After completing his residency programme in urology, he got a PhD in Bioengineering as applied to Medical-Surgical Sciences at the polytechnic of Turin (Italy) and attended a research fellowship in robotic urology at Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio, USA). Dr. Bertolo’s surgical activity is focused on urologic minimally-invasive surgery for the treatment of prostate, kidney and urothelial cancers and benign ureteral diseases. His research fields predominantly cover urologic oncology, with particular interest in kidney cancer, and technological innovations in minimally-invasive surgery. He is qualified to be Associate Professor of Urology since 2017.
Dr. Bertolo has published over 170 papers in leading peer-reviewed urology and surgery journals, and serves as reviewer for over 40 peer-reviewed journals, including the most prestigious urology journals. He serves as social media editor of the Urology Video Journal and he is member of the editorial board of Minerva Urology and Nephrology journal. He is Board Member of the Young Academic Urologists – Renal Cancer Working Party within the European Association of Urology (EAU) and associate member of the EAU Robotic Urology Section (ERUS). Dr. Bertolo is Board Member of the Italian Society of Urology (SIU) research office and of the Italian Group for Advanced Laparo-Endoscopic Surgery (AGILE).
Dr. Teele Kuusk completed her Urology Residency at Tartu University, Estonia in 2015. During Urology training, she was working mainly in Oulu University Hospital in Finland and in Tartu University Hospital in Estonia but also had Pediatric Urology training in Bezmialem Hospital in Istanbul supervised by Prof. Mesrur Selcuk Silay. From 2009-2015 she represented Estonian urology residents in European Society of Residents in Urology (ESRU). After residency she was appointed as a consultant urologist in Hämeenlinna, Finland.
In 2016-2018 Dr. Kuusk was awarded a prestigious clinical and research fellowship by The European Urological Scholarship Programme (EUSP) at center of excellence Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam where she was supervised by renal cancer leading expert Prof Axel Bex. In 2020 she defended her PhD in Utrecht University. In 2020 she was a fellow in Royal Free Hospital Renal Cancer Unit where she was trained in robotic, laparoscopic and open surgery in renal cancer. Most recently, she was appointed as a consultant urologist in Royal London Hospital, Barts Health Trust.
Dr. Kuusk is an author and co-author in 35 peer-reviewed publications and a co-author of a book chapter in Atlas of Lymphoscintigraphy and sentinel node mapping 2nd Ed. From 2018 she is a senior associate member of EAU renal cell carcinoma guidelines panel.