Dr. Szotek is a Board Certified General Surgeon specializing in complex hernia repair. As Medical Director of the newly founded Indiana Hernia Center, Dr. Szotek is developing an innovative new web based multidisciplinary practice model with disruptive potential. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Szotek performed the first surgery in Indiana utilizing Google Glass technology to guide removal of an anterior abdominal wall tumor and is currently working to develop telementoring, augmented reality, and virtual realityapplications in surgery. On April 12, 2016 he performed the world’s first transcontinental live stream virtual realityhernia repair surgery from Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle, IN to Brisbane, Australia.Dr. Szotek graduated with a B.S. degree from IU Bloomington, a degree in Medicine and his residency training from IU School of Medicine, a stem cell research fellowship in Boston at Massachusetts General Hospital, and in May of 2018 completed his MBA at the IU Kelley School of Business. He resides in Carmel, IN with hiswife(Sarah) and 2 boys(Carson 10 & Cooper 8) and enjoys cycling.