My Twitter handle is @ZGJR and that’s the best way to contact me.
I have been humbled and fortunate to travel the world sharing my passion and expertise on Healthcare Innovation and Futurism.
I Would Be Honored to be a featured Keynote Speaker in your next event.
My talks always include demonstrations and hands-on sessions of the latest technology available, with potential to transform Healthcare and Education.
The fact that I’m a Full-time Practicing Surgeon as well as a Healthcare Futurist, provides me with the rare combination of skills, qualities and advantages that some clinicians have but most technology innovators lack.
That duality of expertise makes me a voice that definitely provides a different angle, a qualified and informed perspective. A voice that impacts and addresses both ends of the spectrum, diversifying the target audience, feeding multiple interests and curiosities.
My compromise is to offer up-to-date, engaging, exciting and energetic, professionally delivered presentations that immerse the audience in the topic of Futurism in Medicine, Healthcare Exponential progress and the potential of technology to revolutionize the way we practice medicine and teach medical education.
My focus and passion is in the convergence of Innovation-Technology, Futurism and Healthcare Social Media (HCSM) to improve Healthcare delivery and medical education; at the same time, I’m a firm believer in the vital importance of preserving the HUMANITY of the interaction, in the patient – doctor relationship, and I believe that technology can facilitate that, augmenting and improving the experience.
I’m faculty at the Singularity University/ Exponential Medicine program, and know that the amazing development of technology and its smart use, will profoundly, positively impact our Health and our world in ways that are difficult to even imagine.
I know that Telemedicine, Digital Health Technology, Healthcare Social media and Spatial Computing (VR, AR, Mixed Reality) will, very soon, completely redefine the way in which medical care is delivered. Innovation in the application of remote presence to provide care, will cause a complete disruption of paradigms and allow for a much better system.
I have delivered four TEDx talks in the topics of Healthcare Innovation and Exponential Medicine, between 2011-2019, from Costa Rica ( In Spanish at TEDxPuraVida 2019),
discussing the potential of technology and its applications, and gadgets, from iPods in trauma to Google Glass and other smart glasses.
As an active keynote, speaker and faculty, I have lectured at MIT, Deloitte University, Temple University, the FDA, Health2.0, Health2.0Europe, Healthio, the American Telemedicine Association, HIMSS, HIMSS-AP , Cerner, Games for Health Europe, Doctors2.0 2013 and 2014, the Stanford Summit/Medicine 2.0 Congress (MEDx), Samsung Research Institute and many other exceptional venues ( See footnote ), and many others.
I was invited as a faculty, speaker and hands-on skills instructor at the American College of Surgeons 2014 Clinical Congress in the session: “Telemedicine, The Rapidly Expending Field of Video-Based Telemedicine”.
Some of the multiple lectures and Keynote presentations related to this field, including several TEDx talks (TEDx Dirigo 2011 “iPod Teletrauma- the $229 130M sq ft trauma room”, TEDx Dirigo 2013, TEDx Bermuda 2013, TEDxYouth@JBMHS 2013), TEDxPuraVida 2019,
Digital Health Live 2015 (Dubai), HIMSS Middle East (Riyadh), STEP 2015 (Dubai), HIMSS Asia-Pacific 2014 (Singapore), FEI (Fron End Innovation 2014 & 2013), Samsung Research Institute mHealth conference 2013, Doctors2.0 2013 &2014, Games for Health Europe 2013, Stanford MedX 2013, M3Exchange 2012, Annual Advocate Injury Institute Symposium 2012, NEAH (New England Alliance for Health) 2012, Maine Health Tele-health Symposium, 2010, 2011, 2012, Maine Committee on Trauma (MCOT) 2010, 2011, 2012, American Telemedicine Association (ATA) 2012, Maine STEM Collaborative Summit 2012, Maine Health Systems, Cerner Health Conference 2011, Maine Telemedicine Summit 2010, 2011, 2012, etc.