Advanced Lab Services and Training for Collaborators to Facilitate Surgical Innovation

The Johns Hopkins Minimally Invasive Surgical Training and Innovation Center (MISTIC) transforms health care delivery and improves patient safety through collaborative education and discovery. We train the next generation of surgeons and health care providers on how to use the latest technological and procedural medical advancements. We also provide subject matter experts, facilities, and access to industry collaborators and innovators as part of the advanced services available through MISTIC.

  • About MISTIC

    MISTIC represents a commitment on the part of Johns Hopkins Medicine and to surgical education by advancing the interventional needs of the organization's personnel.

  • Our Team

    Our experts are trained to give participants, students and collaborators resources and guidance to meet their research, innovation and/or training goals.

  • Our Services

    We provide simulation training, surgical robotics training, research and development resources including surgical facilities, technologies and a wide range of models.

  • Support MISTIC

    MISTIC depends on the generosity of its donors to fulfill its mission of providing access to world-class training and facilities. 

Our Services

Hands-On Training

trainees learning minimally invasive surgery techniques
trainees listening to a lecture in the surgical suite
trainees learning minimally invasive surgery techniques
  • Trainees

  • Trainees

  • Trainees

Our Team


Gina Lynn Adrales, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Director, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Training and Innovation Center
  • Co-Director, The Johns Hopkins Bariatric Surgery Fellowship
  • Associate Professor of Surgery



MISTIC presents opportunities for individuals and organizations to contribute to its ongoing mission. As a non-clinical entity within a clinical academic organization, MISTIC depends on the generosity of its donors to help meet its mission and goals.