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Center for Surgical Innovation

Center for Surgical Innovation


Thomas Robinson, MD

​​Thomas Robinson, MD

Medical Director

Thomas N. Robinson, M.D. is the Medical Director of the University of Colorado’s Center for Surgical Innovation. Dr. Robinson received his B.S. from Stanford University and his M.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his general surgery training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and subsequently completed a minimally invasive surgery fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Robinson joined the faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2003 and began leading the multi-disciplinary surgical training center initiative on the University of Colorado’s Health Sciences campus in the Fall of 2003.

Sarah Massena, MBA

​​Sarah Massena, MBA

Business Director

Sarah Massena, MBA is the Business Director of the University of Colorado's Center for Surgical Innovation. Sarah is a native of Colorado, went to Colorado College and shortly after received her MBA. Sarah was hired in 2007 with funding from a grant from Karl Storz Endoscopy. ​​​​

Peter E. Mouser

Peter E. Mouser

Lab Facility Manager

Peter E. Mouser is the Lab Facility Manager for the University of Colorado’s Center for Surgical Innovation. Mr. Mouser received both his B.S. and his M.S. (Molecular Neurobiology, Alzheimer’s Disease) from Boise State University. Following the completion of his tenure at B.S.U. in 2006, he attended Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for over 3 years, ultimately leaving the program during his fourth year to pursue related interests. Mr. Mouser began managing the CSI Lab Facility in 2011, after spending 2 years as a surgical bioskills specialist and consultant.​​​