Get outside the box during this panel of leading innovators who are giving patients and providers the tools to realize their potential with virtual and augmented technology.



Justin Barad, M.D., Founder & CEO, Osso VR, Editor



Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Brainpower

Matthew Stoudt, CEO, AppliedVR

Carrie Shaw, CEO, Embodied Labs

Osamah Choudhry, CEO, MediVis



Arshya Vahabzadeh
M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Brainpower

Dr. Vahabzadeh is the Chief Medical Officer at Brain Power, a neuroscience-based company focused on the development of augmented reality and data-driven technologies for autism and behavioral health. He is also faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Vahabzadeh has trained in psychiatry, child psychiatry, and family medicine. He is an expert on the application of wearable, immersive, and digital therapeutics for brain disorders. He has over 20 national and international awards in medical research, leadership, and innovation, and was the youngest Council Chairman at the American Psychiatric Association. He is a 40 under 40 healthcare innovator, and has been described as one of the future leaders in psychiatry. Dr. Vahabzadeh has numerous publications in authoritative texts, and has been quoted or written for many media outlets including CNN, USAToday, Huffington Post, Boston Globe, and Nature.  He is also the Innovation Officer at the Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy, the largest educational and consulting service for mental health in nation. He is a senior mentor for Neurolaunch, the world’s first neuroscience startup accelerator.




Matthew Stoudt
CEO and Co-founder AppliedVR

Matthew Stoudt is a recovering investment banker, serial entrepreneur and the CEO and Co-Founder of appliedVR, the leading therapeutic VR platform in the US. appliedVR delivers non-pharmacological therapeutic alternatives to patients both in hospitals and at home via its VR Pharmacy. The company is partnered with 10 of the top 20 ranked hospitals (including the Mayo Clinic, Cedars-Sinai and NY-Presbyterian) and 3 of the top 10 ranked pediatric hospitals (including Boston Children’s Hospital) and is deployed in over 50 health care systems across the US. appliedVR was selected as the only therapeutic VR platform by Anthem as part of an innovative state Medicaid program.

Prior to founding appliedVR, Matthew founded and built out the largest digital out of home media platform in the US, exiting to Verifone in 2014; launched multiple successful businesses as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at McDonald’s Corporation; and began his career in investment banking and private equity.

Matthew earned his MBA at Kellogg Graduate School of Business graduating with honors and his BA from Northwestern University.

Matthew is passionate about making a difference and brings that passion to leveraging the unique attributes of VR to drive positive behavior change and solve some of health care’s most intractable problems.

Carrie Shaw
CEO & Medical Illustrator Embodied Labs, Inc.

Carrie Shaw is passionate about the art and science of human health.

She’s turned that passion into a company, Embodied Labs, that is dedicated to teaching the health care providers, caregivers, and patients about human health through virtual reality storytelling. Embodied Labs envisions a world where healthcare providers and caregivers are empowered to provide better quality care to vulnerable patient populations by better understanding their first-person experiences.

Carrie is no stranger to delivering healthcare information in unique ways. Following her graduation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Public Health, Carrie joined the Peace Corps as a Health Education volunteer in the Dominican Republic, where she taught reproductive health to youth and worked as a medical translator. After serving in the Peace Corps, Carrie became a caregiver for her mother, who had early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and wondered, “If I could somehow step into my mother’s shoes and learn about life with AD through her eyes, would that help me become a better and more empathetic caregiver?” That question, along with lasting lessons of her service in the Peace Corps, drove her to pursue her Masters of Science in Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois Chicago, where she met her fellow Embodied Labs co-founders.

Embodied Labs’ work has been featured in Forbes, The History Channel, and The Journal of the American Medical Association, and the company was recently named one of five finalists in US Department of Education’s Ed Sim Challenge.



Osamah Choudhry
CEO, MediVis

Osamah Choudhry is co-founder and CEO of MediVis, the mixed-reality medical company. He works as a senior resident in neurosurgery at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Choudhry obtained his medical degree with distinction from Rutgers University. He has published over 40 research articles in the medical literature on neurosurgery and medical visualization. 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 New Jersey Medical School where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and Sigma Xi Research Honor Society.

Friday, December 15, 2017

2:05 pm

– 3:00 pm


Titian Ballroom

Arshya Vahabzadeh, Carrie Shaw, Justin Barad, Mathew Stoudt, Osamah Choudhry