Founders

Steven McCarus, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Chief Executive Officer
Orlando, Florida

As a developer of his own surgical technique (“the McCarus Technique for MIS hysterectomy”), Dr. McCarus is a recognized authority on pelvic minimally invasive procedures. A lecturer and preceptor in high demand, he has traveled to South Africa, Australia, Singapore and throughout the U.S. at the request of institutions who wish to benefit from his live instruction.

Dr. McCarus is currently the Chief of the Division of Gynecologic Surgery at Advent Health Winter Park in Orlando, Florida. His research resume includes dozens of published articles on laparoscopic surgeries and other advanced techniques. He also spearheaded a pioneering MIS fellowship program.

Throughout his career, Dr. McCarus has established affiliations with leading organizations such as the American Society of Women’s Health, The American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists, the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons and the Minimally Invasive Robotic Association. He is currently a Fellow with The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists.

Dr. McCarus earned his M.D. at Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington West Virginia and served his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center located in Baltimore, Maryland. He has been honored with the “City’s Best Doctor” designation in his hometown of Orlando, Florida.

Christopher Guinn

Senior Advisor
Orlando, Florida

Vision Statement

Organization Values

To develop and designate affiliates and Centers of Excellence dedicated to minimally invasive procedures that safely benefit patients while reducing health care costs.

AIMIS began as a unique collaboration between an internationally noted physician and a leading innovator of surgical technologies.

Founded in 2008 by minimally invasive surgeon and pioneer Dr. Steven D. McCarus, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, and Mr. Christopher Guinn, Medical Device Industry Expert and Co-Founder, AIMIS began in Las Vegas, Nevada, as an educational destination for teaching forward-thinking physicians advanced surgical techniques. Dr. McCarus and Mr. Guinn have partnered with numerous leaders in the medical device industry including Johnson and Johnson, Stryker Endoscopy USA and many more.

Today, Dr. McCarus spearheads an AIMIS Center of Excellence in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Guinn, continues to be the key liaison between industry and the surgical membership, together, they continue to grow the organization with member facilities across the nation. Partnerships with corporations, insurance providers and patient advocates to further the institute’s standing as an organization dedicated to pioneering procedures with greater safety, efficacy and efficiency.