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Press: Osso VR Named a Fierce 15 Company of 2023 by Fierce Healthcare

January 17, 2023
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SAN FRANCISCO, January 17, 2023—Osso VR, the leader in immersive surgical training, announced today that it has been recognized by Fierce Healthcare as a 2023 Fierce 15 honoree, designating it as one of the most promising companies in healthcare. 

“We’re incredibly proud to be included in the Fierce 15 class of 2023 alongside some of the most exciting and ground-breaking companies in healthcare,” said Justin Barad, MD, CEO and co-founder of Osso VR. “At Osso, we’re bridging surgical training gaps with evidence-based, state-of-the-art immersive technology and a mission to improve outcomes. This recognition is a testament to the talent and dedication of our team, the commitment and support of our partners, and most importantly, the providers around the world working tirelessly to deliver the best procedural care for their patients.” 

Inclusion on Fierce Healthcare’s Fierce 15 comes following a banner year for Osso VR, which secured $66M in Series C funding to meet demand for state-of-the-art surgical training at scale. The company continued to expand its content library into specialties outside of orthopedics and demonstrate clinical effectiveness in multiple peer-reviewed journals. Further, Osso VR and the American College of Cardiology announced a new collaboration to develop training for cardiovascular professionals. 

“Osso VR has been on an incredible journey,” said Sunny Kumar, MD, Partner at GSR Ventures. “Justin and team are on an unrelenting mission to democratize surgical training worldwide, using virtual reality technology as a catalyst to improve outcomes and reduce costs. We couldn't be prouder of this world-class team as they disrupt the fastest growing sector of the medical device market."

Now in its fifth year, the annual Fierce 15 celebrates the companies championing innovation and creativity despite intense competition in the market. This year’s distinguished group of honorees  represent multiple facets of the healthcare sector, and have successfully navigated the challenges imposed by the pandemic as well as the headwinds of the current macroeconomic environment. 

"The healthcare industry is in the midst of rapid, disruptive change and this group of Fierce 15 winners are reimagining the path forward for innovation and leading the changes that will shape how healthcare of the future is delivered,” said Heather Landi, Fierce Healthcare senior editor. 

The 2023 Fierce 15 were selected by Fierce Healthcare based on a variety of factors including strength of technology, partnerships, venture support, and the company’s unique approach to solving longstanding, complex problems in healthcare.  

For more information about the Fierce 15 and to view the complete list of this year’s winners, visit

About Fierce Healthcare

Fierce Healthcare is the healthcare industry's daily monitor providing the latest news and information at the intersection of healthcare business and policy. With an audience of more than 160,000 top healthcare professionals, Fierce Healthcare delivers insights that power decisions and experiences where communities thrive. We are Fierce – everywhere you need us to be. 

About Osso VR

Used by the world’s leading healthcare institutions and medical device companies, Osso VR is an award-winning, clinically-validated surgical training and assessment platform. Using cinema quality VR, the scalable platform provides a collaborative, risk-free, hands-on training environment that drives performance and outcomes improvements. Analytics within the Osso platform objectively measures performance for skills development and benchmark analysis.


Founded in 2016, Osso VR has been the most celebrated virtual reality company in healthcare, earning multiple industry awards, including TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Healthcare Company, and the SXSW Innovation Award for VR. Led by UCLA and Harvard trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon Justin Barad, MD, Osso VR covers multiple surgical specialties and is available in several languages in over 40 countries. 

To learn more, visit, and follow Osso VR on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram, or tune into Osso’s podcast series, The Slice.

Media Contacts:

Rebecca Willumson 

SVP, Fierce Healthcare 


Stephanie Fraser
Stephanie Fraser
Sr. Manager, PR & Communications
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