THE WORLD MOST WATCHED SURGEON
Professor Shafi Ahmed is a world renowned, multi award winning surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator and entrepreneur. He is a 3x TEDx speaker and is faculty at Singularity University. He has delivered over 250 keynotes in 30 countries.
After studying medicine at Kings College Hospital Medical School London, he completed his surgical training in London. Ahmed is currently a Laparoscopic Colorectal surgeon specialising in colorectal cancer at The Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals.
His mission is to merge the world of medicine, global education, and virtual and augmented reality to democratise and scale surgical education to make it affordable and accessible to everyone using the power of connectivity to allow equitable surgical care.
DUBBED THE 'VIRTUAL SURGEON'
Shafi made world headline news in 2014 by streaming a live operation using Google Glass to 14,000 students and trainees across 132 countries.
He performed the world’s first virtual reality operation which was watched by 55,000 people in 140 countries, and reached 4.6 million on Twitter.
Ahmed used the Snapchat spectacles to records and teach surgery across the globe which has had over 100 000 downloads and viewed by over 2 million people and reached 54 million people on twitter.
He conducted an operation whilst being joined by other surgeons from three continents and three time zones using avatars and holograms.
CHANGING THE FUTURE OF SURGERY
Professor Ahmed co-founded Medical Realties who released the worlds first VR Interactive Surgical Training Module. He is a non-executive director of Medic Bleep, a communications platform for healthcare professionals. He is an advisor for governments and major blue chip companies working in Pharma, Digital Health, Artificial intelligence, Robotics and Blockchain.
Disrupting the traditional medical school curriculum by launching the Barts X Medicine Programme, Ahmed has embedded future technologies and entrepreneurship into the medical school. He is also chairman and a co-founder of the Global Innovation and New Technologies conference in London and Chair of WEBIT Health, Bulgaria.
As an advocate for equality and a passion for humanitarian projects, he recently launched the Shafi Ahmed Foundation International. This foundation aims to provide relief and aid to those in need whilst promoting access to medical training.
TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED HEALTHCARE
A Platform that delivers high-quality surgical training using Virtual Reality