James Porter, MD, is Director of Robotic Surgery for Providence St. Joseph Health and Swedish Medical Center. He is the most experienced robotic surgeon in the Pacific Northwest and has performed over 4,700 robotic procedures. He is Director of the Robotic and Laparoscopic Fellowship in Urology at Swedish Medical Center over the last 20 years. He leads the Robotics Clinical Program Services group. He is recognized as a national and international leader in robotic surgery and is active in teaching robotic surgical techniques to surgeons around the globe. He pioneered the retroperitoneal approach for robotic renal surgery as well as retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for the treatment of testicular cancer.