Bio

Daniel Hashimoto is the Surgical Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He obtained his B.A. in Biology with a specialization in Neuroscience from Boston University. He earned his MD from the University of Pennsylvania. He also obtained an M.S. in Translational Research with a focus on technology and surgical education for which the majority of his research was conducted at the Imperial College London. 

He is interested in surgical education, surgical simulation, surgical technology, and surgical robotics. His research has previously focused on investigating methods of improving the efficiency and quality of technical skills acquisition. He has published on using virtual and augmented reality to assist in the acquisition of surgical technical skills, curriculum development for surgical skills, and the utilization of wearable technology in the operating room. 

His current research, in collaboration with Professor Daniela Rus and Guy Rosman of MIT CSAIL, includes the use of artificial intelligence and computer vision in the operating room for surgical education and clinical decision support.

He is the co-founder and a co-course director of the Harvard Surgical Program in Innovation (SPIN), which aims to educate surgeons on the innovation design process.

Dr. Hashimoto holds leadership positions in several national organizations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and of the Board of Governors of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). He previously held an ex-officio position on the Board of Directors of the Association for Surgical Education (ASE) as the ASE resident representative to the AAMC Organization of Resident Representatives (2014-2016).