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Professor Shafi Ahmed

Chief Medical Officer, Medical Realities

I am  a surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator, entrepreneur and an evangelist in augmented and virtual reality. I am a 3x TEDx and international keynote speaker and faculty at Exponential Medicine, Singularity University.

I qualified from Kings College Medical School, London and completed my surgical training in London. I also completed my PhD thesis on the Genetics of Colorectal Cancer from The University of London.

I am a laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgeon at The Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals and have been awarded the accolade of the most watched surgeon in human history. As a dedicated trainer, educator, and Associate Dean of Bart’s Medical School, I was awarded the Silver Scalpel award in 2015 as the best national trainer in surgery by the Association of Surgeons in Training. I am also currently serving as an elected member of council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England where I am the  Director of the International Surgical Training Programme. I am an honorary visiting professor at The University of Bradford.

In 2017 I was the top British Asian star in Tech and received this award from HRH Duke of York. I was also the British Bangladeshi of the Year 2017

I am cofounder and Chief Medical Officer of  Medical Realties who are an award winning AR/VR company who have just released the worlds first VR Interactive Surgical Training Module.

I am cofounder and Medical Director of Hearthy a Healthcare Blockchain company and a Non Executive Director for medic Bleep an instant messaging system for healthcare professionals.

I recently disrupting the traditional medical school curriculum by launching the Barts X Medicine Programme which has embedded future technologies and entrepreneurship into the medical school. I am chairman and a co-founder of the Global Innovation and New Technologies conference in London and Chair of the Health track at WEBIT, Bulgaria.