Dr. Sijo Parekattil is Co-Director of the PUR clinic at South Lake Hospital, Clermont, FL. He was an Electrical Engineer (University of Michigan) prior to his medical training and thus has interests in surgical techniques incorporating technology, robotics and microsurgery. He completed his urology residency training at Albany medical Center and then went on to complete dual fellowship training from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland in Laparoscopy/Robotic Surgery and Microsurgery/Male Infertility.
Dr. Parekattil has received numerous awards including two Annual Innovator Awards from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the Golden Garland Award in Medicine. He has published several articles in the field of robotic microsurgery and has three textbooks on Male Infertility and a surgical textbook on Robotic Microsurgery. He has performed some pioneering work in the arena of robotic microsurgery and has now performed over 1,000 such procedures. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Zambia, Lusaka, Africa.
He is one of the founding Board members of the Robotic Assisted Microsurgical & Endoscopic Society (RAMSES). He holds active membership in the American Society of Andrology, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American Urologic Association and the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction. He is on the executive Board for the Florida Urological Society and the Foundation Board for Florida Polytechnic University.