Danny Goel is an Orthopaedic Surgeon, Clinical Professor, and keynote speaker. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Precision OS, a software company focused on immersive experiential virtual reality based medical education.
Danny Goel Interview Topics
1. Could you please start by telling us a little bit about your background?
2. Could you share with us about your earlier career path and your motivations or inspiration?
3. How did Precision OS get started? Is there any specific reason that makes you establish this company?
4. What is the mission and vision of Precision OS? And some user cases?
5. Why do you think orthopaedic surgical education is perfect now for virtual reality?
6. In fact, there are many other VR surgery training startups now. What do you think are the differences or strengths of Precision OS compared to them?
7. What do you think about the future of VR and AR in surgery? Will it be easier to approach even with developing countries where the economy and infrastructure are not advanced?
8. And what are the possibilities with the Metaverse in the field?
Danny Goel Biography
Danny is a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Manitoba, an Orthopaedic Surgeon from University of Calgary, and an MBA in Health and Life Sciences from the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management. He also holds a Shoulder Fellowship from Western University and Harvard Medical School. Since 2012, he has been associated with The University of British Columbia as Clinical Associate Professor.
Danny also contributes as Industry Advisor and Columnist at the Forbes Technology Council. He has co-authored more than 30 publications, and is widely sought as a presenter on surgical techniques. His ongoing research includes novel methods of surgical education and skill acquisition to deliver safe surgery towards improved patient outcomes.
He was awarded as the Gold Winner at the Reimagine Education Awards 2020 organised by the Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards and Conference.
Danny is a Fellow at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and Clinical Professor at UBC Department of Orthopaedics, Vancouver, British Columbia. He is also the Manuscript Reviewer at the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc., and the American Journal of Sports Medicine. He was also associated with the Clinical Faculty Advisory Council and Residency Training Committee at The University of British Columbia.
About Precision OS
Precision OS is a medical - grade learning platform to advance surgical readiness.
Surgery residents are getting less hands-on experience than ever, and it’s affecting their confidence and autonomy. A significant percentage don’t feel ready to independently perform core procedures upon residency completion,1 and over 90% opt for an additional fellowship year. In an effort to address this, The American Board of Surgery (ABS) recommended “rather than increasing the quantity of cases, we should be increasing the quality of teaching both clinical and procedural skills.”
The lack of access to high-quality surgical education is also affecting medical device companies. In an era of rapidly advancing technologies and procedures, training is often a rate-limiting factor. Current training approaches vary in effectiveness, and are not helping to address cost, and, most importantly, surgical mastery.
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