Dr Ahmed is a Consultant general, laparoscopic and colorectal surgeon working in the Academic Surgery Unit at The Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals. He is the Director for colorectal cancer within the trust. He has published widely on the genetics of colorectal cancers and completed a PhD at London University on this subject. He has been recently appointed as a council member to the highly prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of England and is its youngest member. He is the Associate Dean for undergraduates at Bart’s and the London medical school (the oldest medical school in England) and is head of Surgery in the clinical programme. He is the programme director for core surgical trainees and runs the simulation programme for the trainees and sits on the higher surgical committee. He is also the civilian advisor for surgery to the British armed forces. He has an academic interest in the use of wearables in education and clinical practice. Using Google glass he recently performed a live operation to 14000 students across 132 countries and 1100 cities to demonstrate this technology. He has developed Virtual Medics a web based platform using wearables for education. Bart’s and The London Medical School were the first medical school outside North America to incorporate the technology into the curriculum. He has now co-founded Medical Realities and is developing both AR and VR within the medical space.