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Digital Health Today

105 EpisodesProduced by Dan Kendall / Part of the Health Podcast NetworkWebsite

Digital Health Today features the innovators, leaders and pioneers reshaping health and wellness. From patients and clinicians, to inventors and investors, we speak with guests from around the world to share their insights, experience and knowledge from the front lines of health tech innovation. T… read more

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S2: #019: Dr. Shafi Ahmed on Connecting a Billion Minds with Virtual Reality

My guest today is Dr. Shafi Ahmed. He is a colorectal surgeon in London practicing in the NHS at St Barts as well as several private hospitals. He is also a Director and Non-Executive director of several organizations, a Member of the faculty at Exponential Medicine at Singularity University, an Associate Dean at Barts and the London Medical School, a council member of the Royal College of Surgeons, and a futurist, innovator and tech entrepreneur. He is also a co-founder of VirtualMedics.org and Medical Realities

You may have seen the coverage of Dr. Ahmed’s virtual reality surgery which he performed and streamed live in April 2016. In our conversation, he explains how he’s using Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) to teach surgery and accelerate the training of surgeons around the world.

In today’s conversation we talk about

The unmet need for surgeons and surgery around the worldHow to accelerate training and teaching using AR and VR technologiesHow technology can help reach underserved areas of the worldHow the role of surgeons will change with the use of augmented and artificial intelligence and roboticsThe coming “surgical singularity”

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