Omer Liran, MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and an Attending Psychiatrist at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center where he serves a medically indigent population. He founded and heads the Olive View XR AI Initiative to promote the research and use of AR, VR, and AI technologies for medicine. He also has an outpatient practice and does psychiatric consultations at a ketamine clinic where he employs VR technologies to facilitate the process.
Academically, Liran has been using VR and AR in combination with synchronized EEG to study neural mechanisms that underly human behaviors and psychiatric pathologies. Moreover, he is studying neural correlates of fear and reward by utilizing intra-cranial electrode recordings in pre-surgery epilepsy patients and a VR environment. Clinically, he has been studying how VR can promote medication adherence in vulnerable populations. Equipped with an extensive programming background, Liran is able to code and quickly iterate the VR and AR experiences based on patient feedback, which optimizes for the desired results.