In an unexpected twist of fate, a young surgeon learns a valuable lesson in humility and compassion as he becomes the patient.

The lights passed overhead in a slow steady rhythm. I had never noticed the blinding bulbs.

Staring straight up, I lay horizontal in the stretcher, rolling down the…

As doctors working on the front-lines of trauma, some of the most powerful experiences come not from the lives we’ve saved, but the lives we couldn’t.

You could hear a pin-drop. The awkward silence at dinner after my pager went off. Eyes locked on me. …

Artificial Intelligence in Health Care Roundup #14

Neurosurgery, Brain Machine Interfaces and Alzheimer’s Disease

“A learning experience is one of those things that say, ‘You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that’.” — Douglas Adams, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Hello there! Its been some time since I’ve written the last AI healthcare round. Since…

Hospitals bring together people from all walks of life. This is the story of two very different patients brought together by an unfortunate event. In the burn unit their paths cross and the link between them is their surgeon.

Disclaimer: This is a true story and the names of characters…

The following is from a press release on my recent publication on the applications of machine learning in plastic surgery. Full article available here.

With an aim to improve patient outcomes and medical care, researchers continue to explore the use of machine learning.

Considered a subfield of artificial intelligence, machine…

In the next decade the line between digital technologies and the physical world will become less obvious. Intelligent machines will make better predictions and diagnoses, and recognize patterns in clinical data that will improve patient care. Cutting-edge imaging technology will let surgeons view anatomy in ways they never thought possible…

The state of AI in Healthcare is changing faster than a crashing patient in the ICU. The following is a snapshot of AI in healthcare from the perspective of 50 executives at the hottest AI health companies.The data presented is from an upcoming publication from www.techemergence.com. …

Artificial intelligence may be hot today, but I first heard the word “AI” when I was learning how to walk.

My father, an inventor, completed his PhD in applied mathematics and dedicated his life’s work to algorithms. In his 30 years at working at IBM and then Google, he received…

Artificial Intelligence in Health Care Roundup #13

“Whether we are based on carbon or on silicon makes no fundamental difference; we should each be treated with appropriate respect.”
Arthur C. Clarke, 2010: Odyssey Two

1) Screening for Breast Cancer with Thermal imaging and Neural Networks

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women. Early tumor detection is…

Artificial Intelligence in Health Care Roundup #12

“Any A.I. smart enough to pass a Turing test is smart enough to know to fail it.”
-Ian McDonald, River of Gods

1) Virtual Biopsy for Lung Cancer

Medical images, like CT scans, are rich with information we can’t see. Radiomics, is an evolving medical field that aims to…

Jon Kanevsky, MD, FRCSC

🤖 Director Clinical Innovation at Imagia 😷Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon 🌱 Vegan ❤️🧠Writing from the Heart and Mind

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