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Daniel Hashimoto, MD

Edward D. Churchill Surgical Education and Simulation Research Fellow, MGH

Daniel Hashimoto earned his MD and an M.S. in Translational Research from the University of Pennsylvania. His thesis was focused on utilizing virtual reality (VR) to improve the acquisition of surgical expertise, and the majority of his research was conducted at the Imperial College London. His VR curricula for laparoscopy and endoscopy are now used around the world to assist in the training of surgeons in minimally invasive surgery.

As a general surgery resident at MGH, he co-founded the MGH Surgical Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Laboratory with Dr. Ozanan Meireles and has been collaborating with Professor Daniela Rus and Dr. Guy Rosman of MIT CSAIL to design and develop a computer vision system for real time analysis of laparoscopic surgical video. The goal of this system is to augment surgical decision-making by providing clinicians with real-time, intraoperative probabilistic estimates of complications.

He has conducted research with grant funding from the NIH, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the Natural Orifice Surgery Consortium for Assessment and Research (NOSCAR), and the Society for Vascular Surgery, among others. He has helped VC and technology firms evaluate surgical applications for VR, AR, and AI technologies. Furthermore, he holds leadership positions in several national organizations, including the Board of Directors of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Board of Governors of SAGES.

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