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Rafael Grossmann, MD, FACS

Technology is just an asset to the basic and most important qualities of a medical provider,   Compassion and Empathy".. Rafael Grossmann 
Surgeon, Educator, Speaker, Patient Advocate, Healthcare Futurist, and Immigrant- originally from Caracas, Venezuela.  Throughout his career, he has focused on tapping the paradoxical power of technology to coexist with a better, more humane medical care. As a healthcare futurist, being a full-time practicing surgeon gives him the rare skills, qualities and advantages to combine and enhance both his passions. He was the first doctor to ever use Google Glass during live surgery. He is currently focusing on AI, Spatial Computing (AR, VR, XR), especially with MagicLeap and Hololens applications in Healthcare & Education   Being a telemedicine, Global Health and Digital Medicine advocate, Dr. Grossmann is a strong believer in the power of technology to augment healthcare and education, to better connect providers and patients. He is convinced that innovation in healthcare technology, along with the current developments in AI, Deep Learning, 5G Mobile and Wearable platforms, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, along with Blockchain, Nanotechnology, 3D printing and Robotics will exponentially improve healthcare connectivity, communication and data management, resulting in more efficient, intuitive, less expensive and ultimately better and more empathic patient care and Medical Education, as well as improved Global Access to Healthcare.

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  • What is your favorite quote? "At the dawn of the new millennium, t’s not about the Technology, but about the Smart Use of Technology, to make Healthcare & Education what they should be !".
  • Are there any moments that stand out as having a significant impact on your career? Performing the First ever Surgical operation with Google Glass! Delivering any of my 5 TEDx talks, especially being able to globally connect with and positively impact so many curious and
  • Outside of your profession do you have any hobbies/interests? I’m a surgeon and Educator. Patients are my passion. My second passion is Technology (and its smart use to improve on my first passion!) I love “ whitewater SUP” (stand up paddle-boa
  • Who do you look up to as a mentor and why? My mentors were my professors during my surgery training in Ann Arbor, MI. They, along with my elderly father - also a surgeon- taught me the value of “putting oneself in the patient’s shoes
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