I’m a General and Trauma Surgeon, Google Glass Explorer and mHealth-Telemedicine Innovator.
I especialize in the wide spectrum of General, Trauma, Acute Care and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery.
My focus and passion is in the convergence of Innovation-Technology, Futurism and Healthcare Social Media (HCSM) to improve Healthcare delivery.I’m a graduate of Singularity University/ FutureMed and know that the exponential development of technology and its smart use, will profoundly, positively impact our Health and our world in ways that are difficult to even imagine.
I firmly believe that Telemedicine, m-Health technology and Healthcare Social media will, very soon,completely redefine the way in which healthcare is delivered. Innovation in the application of remote presence to provide medical care, will cause a complete disruption of paradigms and allow for a much better system.
I’ve delivered Multiple lectures and presentations related to this field, including a TEDx talk at TEDxDirigo 2011, “iPod Teletrauma- the $229 130M sq ft trauma room”, M3Exchange 2012, Annual Advocate Injury Institute Symposium 2012, NEAH (New England Alliance for Health) 2012, Maine Health Tele-health Symposium, 2010, 2011, 2012, Maine Committee on Trauma (MCOT) 2010, 2011, 2012, American Telemedicine Association (ATA) 2012, Maine STEM Collaborative Summit 2012, Maine Health Systems, Cerner Health Conference 2011, Maine Telemedicine Summit 2010, 2011, 2012.
I’m part of a excellent group surgeons, working in Bangor, Me. , for Eastern Maine Health Systems. Our team covers all Trauma and Acute Care Surgery cases at EMMC, along with ELECTIVE surgery, including ADVANCED laparoscopic and SINGLE PORT ACCESS (NO SCAR) LAPAROSCOPIC techniques. Along with two other surgeons, I pioneered the development of the robotic assisted surgery program at EMMC, using a DaVinci/Intuitive robotic platform.
I’m currently applying advanced laparoscopic techniques instead of robotic assistance, to minimally invasive, general surgery cases.I’m the only general Surgeon at EMMC performing laparoscopic SINGLE INCISION SURGERY.
Our team was responsible for EMMC becoming the first hospital in Maine to ever obtain verification by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Trauma Center.
I’m part of the teaching staff, as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, at University of Vermont Medical School and at UNE Medical School.