Dr. Rafael Grossmann

Healthcare Futurist, Technology Innovator, Surgeon & Educator


I’m a full-time practicing surgeon in Maine, USA. My specialties include General, Trauma, Advanced Laparoscopic, Single Incision and Robotic Assisted Surgery. I believe that being a full-time clinician and educator, with real patients and with a deep passion for innovation technology, gives me the singular advantage and the firm compromise to spread a message of how technology, applied in an intelligent manner, can re-shape our future in ways that we can only dream of.

As a global speaker, Healthcare and Education technologist and futurist, I passionately preach the message of “constructive disruption” of these industries by the intuitive, smart use of exponential technologies. Throughout my career, I have focused on tapping the paradoxical power of technology to coexist with a better, more humane medical care. As a healthcare futurist, being a full-time practicing surgeon gives me the rare skills, qualities and advantages to combine and enhance both passions.

I was, in June 20th, 2013, the first doctor to ever use Google Glass during live surgery (Currently focusing Spatial Computing, on MagicLeap and Hololens applications in Healthcare & Education)