Justin Barad, MD is the co-founder and CEO of Osso VR, a clinically validated and award-winning surgical training platform. Early in Dr. Barad’s career, he fully intended to become a game developer, but when a family member became ill he decided to use his technology background to solve healthcare challenges and moved toward medicine. With a strong interest in “serious gaming” and a first-hand understanding of the challenges facing residents and experienced doctors, he co-founded Osso VR with a mission to democratize access to modern surgical techniques and improve patient safety.
In addition, Dr. Barad is also a practicing orthopaedic surgeon with a Bioengineering degree from UC Berkeley, and an MD from UCLA where he graduated first in his class. He completed his residency at UCLA, and his fellowship was in pediatric orthopaedics at Harvard and Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Barad has also written for Medgadget, a popular medical technology site, for more than a decade, and has spoken at multiple conferences including TEDMED, the CES Digital Health Summit, Exponential Medicine, and Health 2.0.