Dr. Rafael J. Grossmann is a full-time practicing surgeon in Maine, USA. His specialties include General, Trauma, Advanced Laparoscopic, Single Incision and Robotic Assisted Surgery.
He believes that being a full-time clinician and educator, with real patients and with a deep passion for innovation technology, gives me the singular advantage and the firm compromise to spread a message of how technology, applied in an intelligent manner, can re-shape our future in ways that we can only dream of.
As a global speaker, Healthcare and Education technologist and futurist, he passionately preach the message of “constructive disruption” of these industries by the intuitive, smart use of exponential technologies.
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 me the rare skills, qualities and advantages to combine and enhance both passions.
Dr. Rafael J. Grossmann was, in June 20th, 2013, the first doctor to ever use Google Glass durin live surgery (Currently focusing Spatial Computing, on MagicLeap and Hololens applications in Healthcare & Education)
Being a telemedicine, Global Health and Digital Medicine advocate, He is a strong believer in the power of technology to augment healthcare and education, to better connect providers and patients.
He absolutely convinced that innovation in healthcare technology, along with the current developments in Mobile and Wearable platforms, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, along with AI, Deep Learning, Blockchain, Nanotechnology, 3D printing and Robotics will exponentially improve healthcare connectivity, communication and data management, and result 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.
“Technology is just an asset to the basic and most important qualities of a medical provider, compassion and empathy”.