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Medical Realities was formed in 2015 by an expert team of surgeons, designers and technologists to address the shortcomings of traditional 2D curricula with cutting-edge immersive teaching and training solutions.

Our History

Redefining Medical Training

Medical Realities is a multi-award-winning platform for immersive surgical training using interactive 360° video and still photography. Founded in 2016, Medical Realities has made a name for itself by creating the World’s largest surgical VR video content library. Initially, we broadcast the World’s first VR surgery to 60,000 viewers globally, and trailblazed by providing a high degree of interactivity. In recognition of the power of our training content, the Royal College of Surgeons has accredited the Medical Realities platform. We reamain the World’s  largest publisher of 360° video surgeries.

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Steve Dann

Co-founder & Executive Chairman

Steve is an acknowledged leading expert in XR technology and a recognised thought-leader on  solutions in digital media.


Based in London, he is currently CEO of Medical Realities and is responsible for commercial activity and strategy of the company. 

Prior to this role, Steve founded one of the UK’s largest creative post-production groups, VTR Plc and has a background in film editing.


Shafi Ahmed

Co-founder & 

Chief Medical Officer 

Shafi is a multi-award-winning cancer surgeon, educator and innovator.


Recognised as the world’s most watched surgeon, he regularly streams live operations via VR technology and was the first surgeon to operate remotely.
He holds a number of honorary doctorates and advisory boards, including the NHS assembly.

Mark Bridgeman

Chief Commercial  Officer

Mark is a C-suite, start-up builder. He is an enterprising, strategist  with a proven track record in identifying and capturing new enterprise business growth opportunities and scaling to exit.

Mark has knowledge of various industries and technologies including XR, VR, AR, MR, AI, Mobile Gaming, E-commerce, Blockchain, IOT, gaming industry, logistics, warehousing, FMCG - B2B / B2C. Most recently he was COO of Eon Reality.

Daniel Tonks

Chief Technology Officer Officer

Daniel is a XR technology expert, leading the development of some of the most innovative solutions available in medical training.


With a wealth of technical experience, he has 12 years experience whereby he has specialised in VR development.  He has filed multiple patents in his name, all in XR training.


He joins Medical Realities from GIGXR, where he was lead developer.


Alysha Randall

Chief Financial Officer

Alysha is a commercially focused Interim CFO with experience working with fast growth online SMEs in many sectors, inspiring multiple leadership teams to fast-track their business’ success.

Most notably in her career so far she was the Finance Director of the FUNDING CIRCLE and also the Director of Finance at LOVEFiLM Group, both preparing the company for IPO and managing its takeover by Amazon.
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