Justin Barad

What if there were a better way to train surgeons than "see one, do one, teach one"?

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About Justin Barad

Justin Barad, MD is the co-founder and CEO of Osso VR, an award winning surgical training platform helping to increase patient safety and the adoption of cutting edge medical technology. Early in Dr. Barad’s career, he fully intended to become a game developer, but when a family member became ill he decided to use his technology background to help people and moved toward medicine. With a strong interest in “serious gaming” and a first-hand understanding of the challenges facing residents and experienced doctors, he co-founded Osso VR with a mission to democratize access to modern surgical techniques and improve patient safety.

In addition to managing his company, Dr. Barad is also a practicing orthopaedic surgeon with a Bioengineering degree from UC Berkeley, and an MD from UCLA where he graduated first in his class. He completed his residency at UCLA, and his fellowship was in pediatric orthopaedics at Harvard and Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Barad has also written for Medgadget, a popular medical technology site, for more than a decade, and has spoken at top-tier digital health conferences including the CES Digital Health Summit, Exponential Medicine, and Health 2.0.

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About This Idea

Justin Barad, Co-Founder and CEO of Osso VR, believes that virtual reality is the future of surgical training. Instead of learning surgery by the traditional teaching method of “see one, do one, teach one,” Osso VR’s technology allows surgeons to practice a procedure anytime, anywhere in a safe and repeatable way. Watch Justin’s 2017 TEDMED Hive Talk to see how his company is helping to improve access to advanced medical procedures around the globe and optimizing patient outcomes.

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