Dr. Ozanan Meireles is a Bariatric, Foregut, and advanced endoluminal Surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is the co-founder and the director of the Surgical Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Laboratory (SAIIL) at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Meireles has been in practice for more than 10 years at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and he is specialized in the treatment of disorders of the Upper Gastrointestinal tract such as Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Stomach Cancer, Achalasia, Esophageal Swallowing Disorders and Weight Loss Surgery.
Dr. Meireles graduated from the Sao Paulo State University School of Medicine, in Brazil. He completed his surgical training at Michigan State University and his clinical fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at the University of California San Diego. He spent his research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital investigating augmented reality in surgery and robotic telemanipulation. Furthermore, he was deeply involved in studying and developing Natural Orifices Trans Endoluminal Surgery (NOTES) techniques, and he was among the first to pioneer their clinical applications.
He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). He serves as the Chairman of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Artificial Intelligence Task Force. He also holds key leadership positions and committee memberships in several other national societies in the United States, including the ACS, NOSCAR, ASMBS, and SSAT.
At SAIIL, his research focus is on utilizing computer vision to investigate the intraoperative phase of care through real-time, automated surgical analysis, and provide surgeons with additional data, with the goals of democratization of surgical knowledge, lowering costs, improve patient outcomes, and reduction of morbidity and mortality.
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