Medical Realities

Our company mission is to solve big problems in surgical training using immersive technology.

We are headquartered in Soho, London, UK


Company History

Steve and Shafi met while speaking at the 2014 Augmented Planet congress. Their mutual interests in medicine and immersive technology led to the formation of Medical Realities.

In April 2016 Shafi performed the worlds first live 360° operation on a cancer patient at the Royal London Hospital. Over 55,000 people watched the livestream.

In April 2017 the Medical Realities Platform launched with its first module.


OUR Team

The Medical Realities team brings together innovative technologists and world class health care professionals. We have an exceptional team of doctors, educators, software engineers, designers, and videographers.

Professor Shafi Ahmed is Special Advisor for the Care Quality Commission, Clinical Lead for the International Surgical Training Programme for the Royal College of Surgeons, Head of Programme for Virtual Medical, Member of Council for the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Member of the Medical Students Committee for the Royal College of Surgeons for England and a Senior Member of the Education Committee for the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lead Clinician and MDT lead for Colorectal Cancer at St Barts Health Trust.

The development team includes members who have created award winning medical education tools for Pfizer, Bayer, Roche, Astellas and Novo Nordisk.


Executive Leadership


Steve Dann

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder


Professor Shafi Ahmed

Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder


Matt Leatherbarrow

Chief Technical Officer


digital Production


James Pendry

Creative Director


Ciarán Carrick

Head of Software


Monika Wilczynska

Director/Head of Production

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Ana Stanojevic

Lead Videographer


Nadine Stackhouse

Production Assistant


Siewchee Kong

Chief Financial Officer


Amar Singh

Commercial Director


Medical Content


Mr Bijendra Patel

Head of Content


Dr William English

Medical Advisor


Dr Oliver Trampleasure

Medical Advisor


Strategic Partners

We are proud to be building the future of immersive medical education with the following industry partners.