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Published on Nov 25, 2013
Dr. Rafael Grossmann, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, is a General, Trauma, Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic surgeon who now lives and practices in Maine, USA.
As a FutureMed/ Singularity University graduate, his passion is about the intersection of Innovation Technology and Healthcare. He is an avid blogger (Rgrosssz.Wordpress.com) & Healthcare Social Media user (Twitter @ZGJR).
He is one of the few GoogleGlass Explorers in the world, and was the FIRST Doctor to ever use Google Glass during live surgery (Google Glass In The Operating Room) and in Medical Ed ("OK Glass:..Teach me Medicine!").
Rafael was also a TEDx speaker at TEDxDirigo, 2011 ("An ipod could save a life") He has been invited to participate in the prestigious MedicineX conference in Stanford, Ca. He will be a featured Key Note speaker at the "Games For Health" conference, in Amsterdam, Holland, in October of this year.
Practicing in a rural area like Maine, and being a telemedicine innovator, he is a strong believer on the power of technology to better connect providers and patients. He is convinced (and convincing) that the current developments in mobile and wearable platforms will exponentially improve Healthcare connectivity and communication, and result in a more efficient and intuitive, less expensive and ultimately better patient care.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)