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Press: Osso VR Launches New Podcast Featuring Conversations from the Trenches of Healthcare Innovation

July 13, 2022
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SAN FRANCISCO - July 13, 2022 - Osso VR, the leading virtual reality-based surgical training company, announced the release of its new podcast series, The Slice, celebrating the disruptive technologies, startups, entrepreneurs and trailblazers pushing the boundaries of medicine.

Hosted by Justin Barad, MD, co-founder and CEO of Osso VR, orthopedic surgeon and pizza enthusiast, The Slice will feature unfiltered conversations with accomplished experts in health, business and tech to explore how they are applying technology to disrupt healthcare, and detail their strategies for developing, scaling, and adopting game-changing ideas. Clinicians, CEOs, founders, investors and other industry insiders will also share powerful lessons from their entrepreneurial, academic and professional journeys and the best slices they’ve had along the way.

“We’re delighted to be launching The Slice to explore the technologies transforming how healthcare is delivered and experienced, and the entrepreneurs, innovators, and organizations that are putting innovation into practice,” said Dr. Barad, “Each episode will feature revealing and candid conversations with inspiring leaders in medicine and business as they detail their career journeys, strategies for launching a startup and how they are harnessing the power of technology to improve healthcare.”

The first two episodes of The Slice are streaming now and are available on all major streaming platforms. 

Episode one features Sunny Kumar, a physician, seasoned entrepreneur and partner at GSR Ventures, one of the most successful early-stage venture capital firms in digital health. Kumar, a former practicing physician and a successful healthcare technology entrepreneur, discusses the pivotal moment that changed the trajectory of his professional career, what drew him into and away from a traditional career in medicine, his entrepreneurial journey, and advice for other entrepreneurs looking to make a transformative and sizable impact in healthcare. Episode two features distinguished orthopedic surgeon and robotics expert, Dr. Cory Calendine. Known as the ‘Bone Doctor’ by his 140k TikTok followers, Dr. Calendine details how emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, virtual reality and the IoT are revolutionizing the public conversation around medical optimization and the orthopedic solutions’ industry at-large.

Other guests this season will include:

  • Dr. Ken Yamaguchi, Chief Medical Officer, Centene
  • Amy Raimundo, health technology investor 
  • Mike Ast, orthopedic surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Raymond Hwang, Medical Director, Hinge Health
  • Shiv Gaglani, CEO and co-founder, Osmosis 
  • Ami Bhatt, Chief Innovation Officer, American College of Cardiology
  • Ben Nwachukwu, Co-founder and co-CEO, BICMD

Listeners can subscribe to The Slice on any podcast streaming platform (Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, etc.) for continued industry insights, unique POVs, and unparalleled access to health tech’s biggest influencers.

To learn more about The Slice, visit:

About Osso VR

Osso VR is an award-winning, clinically validated surgical training platform designed for medical device companies and practicing surgeons of all skill levels. Using cinema quality VR, the scalable platform offers a realistic, hands-on training environment that leads to real world performance gains and ultimately improved patient outcomes. Osso VR is the first training platform to incorporate assessment into its modules, objectively measuring the trainee’s knowledge of steps, level of accuracy and overall efficiency throughout the procedure providing a benchmark for proficiency.

Led by UCLA and Harvard trained orthopedic surgeon Justin Barad, MD, the Osso VR team has a deep background in clinical care, medical technology, and VR development. To learn more, visit

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