The distinguished members of our Resident Education Committee represent the future Digital Orthopedic Leaders and are setting forth the future of surgical training.

Liana Tedesco, MD
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

“I have always been passionate about medical education, particularly surgical skill. As a resident, I have seen where the gaps are and feel VR technology can help fill them.


I am truly excited to be part of the PrecisionOS Resident Advisory Board. As orthopedic surgical education continues to evolve, I look forward to being part of the company’s innovative team. I cannot wait to work with the team on the forefront of new surgical education tools.” 

Giscard Adeclat, M.D.
Yale School of Medicine

“Virtual reality and related advanced technologies have the potential to radically change the way that people work, study, and play. In the field of medicine, more specifically Orthopaedic Surgery, VR has been implemented in surgical training with exciting success.


I am particularly facile with VR and it has been an important part of my life for the past few years. As an orthopaedic surgeon in training, I feel that I am in a unique position to support the growth of this technology through the software offered by PrecisionOS and share with other training programs across the country. Joining the Resident Advisory Board would provide me with this opportunity and would be an exciting experience as I begin my career.” 

Marcelo Teixeira, M.D.
Santo Antônio Hospital

“Education is now more than ever bonded with technology. By using virtual reality, we can now learn modern orthopedic procedures in a hands-on approach. That wouldn’t be possible on regular residency education, but thanks to PrecisionOS, orthopedic learning is now faster and better, and I’m very excited to be a part of that journey.”

Johnathan Lex, MD
University of Toronto, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery

“Immersive virtual reality is rapidly becoming a proven and accepted modality for training junior surgeons. As a surgery resident and engineer, I am excited to work with the skilled and motivated team at PrecisionOS to develop and elucidate the potential that this technology possesses. I foresee VR-supplemented surgical training improving the quality and safety of care that is delivered to our patients.”

Jay Levin, M.D.
Duke University School of Medicine

“PrecisionOS is at the forefront of virtual reality technology in orthopaedic surgery education and surgical simulation. Their technology allows wholesome preparation for complex procedures, from relevant anatomy to the step-by-step, implant-specific techniques required to obtain successful patient outcomes.

With the substantial growth of virtual reality across other industries, I am particularly excited to collaborate with PrecisionOS to aid the growth of virtual reality in surgical education as an everyday tool for case preparation and orthopedic knowledge acquisition.”

Andrew Maeso, DO

Andrew Maeso, DO
Kettering Health Network - Grandview Medical Center

“PrecisionOS technology is on the forefront of surgical education. It allows residents to train and prepare for surgical cases in a controlled, low-risk, highly realistic and reproducible environment. This software has allowed me to have a higher level of preparation for cases which has equipped me with necessary skills I can transfer directly into the operating room. I am excited to see how virtual reality in surgical education will continue to evolve and I am looking forward to being a part of this innovative team.”

Micah Nieboer, MD
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

“I have always been passionate about medical education, particularly surgical skill. As a resident, I have seen where the gaps are and feel VR technology can help fill them.  I am truly excited to be part of the PrecisionOS Resident Advisory Board. As orthopedic surgical education continues to evolve, I look forward to being part of the company’s innovative team. I cannot wait to work with the team on the forefront of new surgical education tools.” 

Jayd Lukenchuk, MD
University of Calgary Cummings School of Medicine

“Quality education in orthopaedic surgery is a crucial element in becoming a safe, respected, and proficient orthopedic surgeon and residency is an important debut in achieving these goals. The virtual reality training environment that PrecisionOS has developed allows residents to utilize a safe, interesting, and repetitive way to be prepared and competent before practicing surgical technique on patients.


PrecisionOS goes above and beyond reading out of a textbook; it is an excellent practical addition to residency training, lifelong continued learning, and for any orthopaedic surgeon looking for a refresher on specific surgical cases. “ 

Harman Khatkar
Oxford School of Surgery

Virtual Reality in surgical training is rising in prominence and utility in all surgical specialties. Due to the realism and accuracy of current simulations, its use will continue to grow and become essential for all surgeons. As a junior surgeon, PrecisionOS presents an opportunity to learn and grow as a surgeon, ultimately benefiting our patients.



The most important aspect of PrecisionOS for my training as a junior orthopaedic surgeon is the potential for simulation to shorten the learning curve for technically-demanding operations. Exposure to these types of operations at an early-career stage can only prove beneficial; in relation to learning the operative sequence, understanding salient anatomy, and gaining instrument familiarity. “ 

Jamie E. Confino

Jamie E. Confino, MD
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Irving Medical Center

“Improving and innovating education throughout orthopedic surgery training is a passion of mine, and I believe that VR technology will fill many of the gaps we have in surgical education today. PrecisionOS is at the forefront of virtual reality technology in orthopedic education and is already an incredible and invaluable resource. In a recent study, we even showed that VR training was as good as cadaver training in junior residents mastering a complex procedure. I am excited to be a part of the PrecisionOS Resident Advisory Board to help continue to innovate and improve surgical education across residency programs and beyond.”



Robert Koucheki, MD, MEng
Translational Orthopaedics University of Toronto

“As an engineer and orthopedic surgery resident, I am enthusiastic about the immense potential that virtual reality holds within the field of Orthopedic Surgery. VR technology has already made significant strides in transforming surgical training and education. PrecisionOS, as a leader in the field, is at the forefront of this transformation. PrecisionOS offers cutting-edge VR surgical modules that bridges crucial gaps in orthopedic surgical training. I am excited to work with the brilliant team at PrecisionOS and look forward to contributing my expertise to further integrate VR into our surgical training, enhancing the quality and safety of patient care.”


Jarrett Moore MD/MSc PGY4 Orthopaedic Surgery University of Calgary

Jarrett Moore MD/MSc
University of Calgary

“PrecisionOS has been a game-changer for me. The shoulder arthroplasty modules were particularly valuable as they enabled me to practice and refine the steps needed for reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. This immersive learning experience surpassed traditional reading and solidified my understanding of implant placement making it a valued tool in my orthopedic training.”


Peter Joo

Peter Y. Joo, M.D., M.P.H
Yale New Haven Hospital

“PrecisionOS virtual reality has significantly enhanced my surgical education. The high-fidelity step-by-step guides for various procedures provided valuable repetitions for me to be familiar with the approaches, assess my own knowledge of surgical steps, and gauge my progress by comparing my work with the ideal techniques and positioning provided by PrecisionOS. Perhaps the most impactful was when my chief resident joined virtually to walk me through the reconstruction modules and provided real-time teaching pearls in techniques and common pitfalls in a low-risk environment.”


Andrew W. Kuhn, MD
Washington University in St. Louis

“I have a passion for surgical education, advocating for my coresidents, and driving change through empiric study. Virtual reality is an exciting innovative tool and PrecisionOS has the potential to revolutionize orthopaedic surgical training. I am grateful and excited for the opportunity to collaborate with the talented individuals at PrecisionOS and other members of the Resident Advisory Board to critically evaluate and help deliver an effective and efficient avenue of education for orthopaedic surgery trainees.”


Justice U Achonu, MD
Stony Brook University Hospital

“Through the years of my surgical education, I have witnessed advanced technology become increasingly engrained with the work that we do. With this trend, the PrecisionOS virtual reality module is a game-changer as it provides a solution to a much-needed area – a controlled, low risk environment to learn and hone surgical skills.

Orthopaedic surgical residency education has become so robust, making this virtual reality technology key to filling in the gaps – especially before and after surgical procedures. I am ecstatic to collaborate with the company as part of the PrecisionOS Resident Advisory Board, as this is an ongoing innovative process towards transforming residency education.”


John Kennedy

John Kennedy, MD
Stony Brook University Hospital

“Surgical education is evolving, unfortunately the innovation behind the advances can be cost prohibitive. PrecisionOS offers a unique platform that brings a new level of accessibility to residents of all levels across all training programs. There are exciting opportunities for collaboration, whether amongst peers in your program or with experts across the world, making its potential extraordinary. 

I am excited to incorporate this technology into my everyday training. I look forward to serving on the advisory board to continue to improve the platform and help others discover just how great of a tool this can be.”



Curtis Barnes

Curtis Barnes, MD
Ascension Genesys Hospital

“The PrecisionOS software and VR technology has helped me grow as a resident and teacher. I have been able to use the technology to fine tune my skills outside of the OR. I have also been able to use it to teach junior residents procedures, techniques, and give tips to help them be successful virtually first, and then to help them carry those skills into the OR.”


Nicola Horwood

Nicola Horwood, MD
University of british columbia

“Virtual reality and technology are rapidly evolving fields that have vast potential to influence medical and patient education. As a new orthopedic surgery trainee, I have recognized the need for additional hands-on and procedural training within our curriculum. I am excited to see how PrecisionOS aims to fill that gap by combining expert orthopedic knowledge with cutting-edge technology.”


Kyle K. Obana

Kyle K. Obana, MD
New York-Presbyterian Hospital

“There is objective evidence supporting the utility of virtual reality in helping orthopaedic residents progress towards surgical excellence. PrecisionOS is at the forefront of this technology, helping residents learn and prepare for orthopaedic procedures in a low-risk environment. From drawing the approach on the skin to placing arthroscopic ports in the shoulder, residents are provided with immediate feedback on each step of the procedure. Here at Columbia, we recently published a randomized control trial that demonstrated PrecisionOS was equivalent to cadavers in training junior residents to understand and perform key steps in a reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. I am excited to work with the PrecisionOS Resident Education Committee to help advance the future of orthopaedic surgical education.”