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Ep 38 with ‘the world’s most watched surgeon’ Professor Shafi Ahmed

By #healthHackers

As well as being a multi-award-winning surgeon working at The Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals, Professor Shafi Ahmed is a health tech entrepreneur, a 3x TEDx speaker, has delivered over 250 keynote speeches in 30 countries and was awarded four honorary PhDs. Shafi is known as ‘the world’s most watched surgeon' after he began broadcasting his tumour removal operations so that students around the world could watch his every move and learn from his techniques. Over the past few years, he’s livestreamed his operations on national television as well as in 360 degree virtual reality video and also wore Snapchat spectacles throughout another procedure - recording and broadcasting clips as he progressed through the op. In this episode, you’ll find out: 🔹Why Shafi livestreams his cancer surgery operations 🔹How he deals with nerves when a patient’s life is in his hands 🔹What it feels like to have to tell patients they have cancer 🔹How he’s been experimenting with holographic teleportation in the operating theatre 🔹How we will be using artificial intelligence to diagnose illness in the future 🔹Why the people of Bolivia sent out a search party for him in San Diego 🔹His biggest hang-ups with how the current UK health system works 🔹Shafi’s prediction over when we’ll begin to see robots carrying out surgical procedures 🔹What we can do as patients to help bring hospitals into the future 🔹How he’s helping lead the building a $1m hospital of the future - and it’s been named after him! Read my article about Shafi or watch the video interview at healthhackers.uk

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