The distinguished members of our Resident Advisory Board 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.”
Christopher Antonacci, M.D.
UCONN Health Musculoskeletal Institute
“As a former teacher, I am interested in resident education and development of orthopaedic surgery learning tools that can be integrated into our daily training. Virtual reality serves as a promising resource to introduce residents to a variety of procedures and reinforce what we learn in the operating room.
Moreover, there is significant potential to conduct meaningful research regarding resident mastery of learning objectives with use of virtual reality so that both VR and resident education can continue to evolve and improve.”
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. “
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. “