Shafi Ahmed is a surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator, entrepreneur and an evangelist in augmented and virtual reality.He is a 3x TEDx and international keynote speaker and faculty at Exponential Medicine, Singularity University.He is qualified from Kings College Medical School, London and completed his surgical training in London. He also completed his PhD thesis on the Genetics of Colorectal Cancer from The University of London.
Shafi is a laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgeon at The Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals and has been awarded the accolade of the most watched surgeon in human history. As a dedicated trainer, educator, and Associate Dean of Bart’s Medical School, he was awarded the Silver Scalpel award in 2015 as the best national trainer in surgery by the Association of Surgeons in Training. He is also currently serving as an elected member of council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England where he is the Director of the International Surgical Training Programme. He is an honorary visiting professor at The University of Bradford.
In 2017 Shafi was the top British Asian star in Tech and received this award from HRH Duke of York. He was also the British Bangladeshi of the Year 2017.He is cofounder and Chief Medical Officer of Medical Realties who are an award winning AR/VR company who have just released the worlds first VR Interactive Surgical Training Module. He is also cofounder and Medical Director of Hearthy a Healthcare Blockchain company and a Non Executive Director for medic Bleep an instant messaging system for healthcare professionals.