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Yousi Angeli Oquendo
MD Student, expected graduation Spring 2021
BioYousi (Josey) is a third year MD student at Stanford University. She is a member of the Collaborative Haptics and Robotics in Medicine (CHARM) Lab under the direction of Dr. Allison Okamura, where her research focus lies in training for robotic surgery. More specifically, her interest lies in the use of virtual reality, haptics and error augmentation in surgical training paradigms.
Josey has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) degree with a major in Bioengineering and a minor in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania. She also completed a Master of Science in Robotics Engineering (M.S.E.) from the University of Pennsylvania under the direction of Dr. Katherine J. Kuchenbecker. She was a member of Dr. Kuchenbecker's Haptics Group in the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing, and Perception (GRASP) Lab, where she was interested in measurement and assessment of surgical skill in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery using magnetic motion tracking and machine learning algorithms. In addition to her work in the GRASP Lab, Josey conducted research in a variety of other fields, including Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Radiological Imaging.