Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram

Co-Founder , Proximie & Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

The co-founder of Proximie, Nadine Hachach-Haram is a curious surgeon with a passion for technology and innovation and a desire to make a difference in the world. 

Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram is a surgeon, lecturer and clinical entrepreneur. Nadine drew on her passion for innovation, education and global surgery to co-found Proximie, an augmented reality platform that allows doctors to virtually transport themselves in to any operating room anywhere in the world to visually and practically interact in an operation from start to finish. From marking up a patient to providing realtime virtual presence in assisting and instructing on an operation from start to finish overlayed with content and a rich palate of augmented reality they aim to provide safe, accessible and cost effective surgery to every patient around the world. Proximie has enjoyed significant success with early adoption by major medical institutions and NGOs and has been covered by news agencies around the world. Dubbed by CNN the "Future of Surgery," Proximie has gone from strength to strength and won multiple awards including Foreign Press Association Science Story of the Year. 

When she isn’t working, Nadine spends her time with her husband and 3 children in London.

Session Info

Monday, June 18 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Room 204B

The Power of Augmented Reality in Healthcare

Augmented reality (AR) offers powerful solutions to many healthcare challenges; breaking down barriers of time and distance to improve access and efficiency and train doctors in greater numbers through expert real-time collaboration to equip them with the very best, and most cutting-edge skills. Patient demand for surgery is outstripping capacity. Here, in the US, it is reported that 100,000 extra surgeons will be needed by 2030 to keep up with procedures. Furthermore, centralization of services means experts are clustered in specialist centers, making it difficult for some patients to receive the best care. Ensuring patients receive the best care, from the first time they are seen, is crucial to improving outcomes and reducing costs. Augmented reality has the answer.

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