To lead the translation of surgical data science and artificial intelligence to surgical care to improve patient outcomes, facilitate surgical education, and promote interdisciplinary collaboration between computer scientists and surgeons.

About Us

The Penn Computer Assisted Surgery and Outcomes (PCASO) Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research group that aims to translate advances in data science and artificial intelligence to surgical care and to promote the integrated education of clinicians, engineers, and data scientists. With data sources spanning the range of pre-, intra-, and post-operative phases of care, we work with a wide range of data to investigate the association of intraoperative events with preoperative risk models and postoperative outcomes to improve the surgical decision-making process by augmenting surgeon perceptions with AI-enabled data insights. In addition, we are especially interested in developing and validating automated methods of providing surgeons with feedback on surgical technique both in simulated and clinical settings.


October 2022

  • Daniel Hashimoto gives grand rounds to the Penn Division of Gastroenterology on “Artificial Intelligence in Foregut Surgery”
  • PCASO’s Daniel Hashimoto presents an invited talk on “Surgical AI and Error Prevention: Recognizing Opportunities and Overcoming Obstacles” at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in San Diego, CA
  • Daniel Hashimoto and PCASO featured in Behind the Knife podcast’s series on Innovation in Surgery
  • Daniel Hashimoto speaking at Penn GRASP Lab's GRASP on Robotics Seminar on 10/28/22 at 10:30am on "Building multidisciplinary teams for the surgical translation of artificial intelligence". Available to public by clicking here

September 2022