“Professor Ahmed is a great example of the kind of pioneer that the NHS has fostered throughout its 70 years, benefiting both patients here and millions of others around the world.
“By using the power of technology to make contact and share his skills with countless more colleagues and students than could otherwise have been possible, he has personified the reach, inclusivity and innovation of the future NHS and so is a very deserving recipient of this award”
NHS 70 Future of NHS award by Members of Parliament 2018
Dr Neil Churchill OBE, Director for Experience, Participation & Equalities at NHS England
Worlds No 1 Digital Health Influencer
“Shafi Ahmed brings a voice of clinical brilliance combined with unmatched vision of the future. His ability to capture what's coming gives us a key advantage for the future. He's a story teller in scrubs whose information might very well save all our lives!”
“There is absolutely no doubt that he is one of the most charismatic, influential and yet incredibly humble guys in the world of healthcare. Not only is he a brilliant surgeon but his ability, desire and sheer enthusiasm to pass on his skills to others is unlike anything I have ever seen before. His skills as an educator are admired all over the world and the forward-thinking tech that he is pioneering is breath-taking. Never have I witnessed such strength, and his delivery, always with a smile and a twinkle in his eye, is infectious as he virtually transports you into the operating theatre with absolutely no need for you to pick up a scalpel. Not only does Shafi change the paradigm in surgery and healthcare, but he has raised the bar far beyond what many people could ever imagine.”
Director of UBS Wealth Management
CEO Havas Lynx
"Shafi is an outstanding keynote - one of the very best. I have seen him at countless events, including Wired, Cannes and GIANT, and he always been the highlight. As such we invited Shafi to present at our prestigious black-tie awards ceremony. The audience, made of healthcare experts, had to be educated as you'd expect from a keynote but also entertained as is necessary at a party. Shafi read the room brilliantly, and captured everyone's attention during his presentation and long into the night".
In 2014 Shafi met Steve Dann CEO of Amplified Robot at Google Campus, London. Their interests in immersive technology , healthcare and education led to the founding of Medical Realities. Since then the team based in Soho, London have developed and launched the Worlds First Interactive VR Surgical Training Platform available on iOS, Android, HTC, Oculus, Samsung Gear VR and Google Pixel