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Bleeding Edge Innovation Grand Rounds by Joshua B. Bederson, MD "Use of Augmented Reality and Other Digital Technologies in Brain Surgery"

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Carle Illinois College of Medicine
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Oct 29, 2021   12:00 - 1:30 pm  
Joshua B. Bederson, MD
Angie Ellis

Use of Augmented Reality and Other Digital Technologies in Brain Surgery


Joshua B. Bederson, MD

Leonard I. Malis, MD/Corinne and Joseph Graber Professor of Neurosurgery and System Chair for the Department of Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Health System


Friday, October 29, 2021


12–1 p.m.   Presentation by Dr. Joshua B. Bederson

1–1:30 p.m.   Questions & Dialogue


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Abstract: The role of Augmented and Virtual Reality platforms in neurosurgery practice has expanded dramatically over the last decade. During this talk I will discuss the different phases of the preoperative and intraoperative surgical workflow and how mixed reality platforms can be applied. Our goal here is to provide a comprehensive discussion with in-depth focus on the science and nuances behind clinical applications. Case examples will be used to demonstrate how this technology is applied in the neurosurgical setting. I will wrap up with a few developing ideas and future directions for the technology and medtech innovations.


Biography: Joshua B. Bederson, MD, Leonard I. Malis, MD/Corinne and Joseph Graber Professor and System Chair of the Mount Sinai Health System’s Department of Neurosurgery, is widely recognized as one of his generation’s leading skull base and cerebrovascular surgeons. He is a world leader in developing advanced intraoperative applications of digital visualization technologies and augmented reality. As System Chair, he has led the department to become one of the most respected neurosurgery programs in the nation. Dr. Bederson serves as Co-Director of the Skull Base Surgery Center and Pituitary Care and Research Center, and has performed more than 4,000 neurosurgical operations at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Bederson is a leader in neurosurgical technology development. Dr. Bederson co-founded the Neurosurgery Simulation Core, a digital technology research group dedicated to developing augmented and virtual reality for clinical neurosurgery application. His successful innovation leadership has led to the creation of Sinai BioDesign, a neuroscience-driven medical device incubator, and AISINAI, a group of scientists, physicians, and researchers dedicated to developing artificial intelligence platforms to enhance patient care. Dr. Bederson’s fostering of neurosurgical innovation contributed to the development of the new Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Institute, launching in 2021 with The Hamilton and Amabel James Center for Artificial Intelligence and Human Health.

Dr. Bederson has lectured across the globe on cerebrovascular and skull base surgery, technology development and innovation in brain surgery, and on systems of neurosurgery care delivery in large urban health care environments. He has served as President of the New York Society for Neurosurgery and Chair of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurosurgeons Cerebrovascular Section. In 2019, Dr. Bederson was honored as the distinguished M. Gazi Yasargil Lecturer for the American Association of Neurological Surgeon’s/Congress of Neurosurgeons Cerebrovascular Section. In 2020, he was awarded the Jacobi Medallion, one of the highest honors the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai bestows upon current and former faculty.


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