Computer-assisted surgery with augmented reality and robotics in surgical navigation

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community

Virtual 3D Brain


Osamah J Choudhry, MD
CEO, MediVis
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery
NYU Grossman School of Medicine


Traditional surgical primarily relies on two-dimensional imaging technology (e.g. X-ray or MRI) to understand and operate on at times rather complex patient pathology. Dr. Choudhry and his team are developing a novel augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications. The technology makes use of Holographic visualization to assist the surgeon to navigate through the organ of interest. The so-called enterprise SurgicalAR platform integrates the latest advancements in augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and computer vision. It has been shown that this approach decreases surgical complications and improves patient outcomes. At the same time these new systems reduce costs to the healthcare system.

Dr. Choudhry is co-founder and CEO of the mixed-reality medical company. He works as an assistant professor in neurosurgery at NYU Langone Medical Center. He completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University in 2009 as part of an accelerated BA/MD program. He then went on to complete his medical studies in 2012 at the New Jersey Medical School, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and the Sigma XI Research Honor Society. He obtained his medical degree with distinction. Dr. Choudhry has published over 50 research articles in the medical literature on neurosurgery and medical visualization.

Doctors observing a 3D rendering of skeleton
Example of 3D visualization of the skull and spine, generate with the MedVis SurgicalAR