Michael Aratow

Michael Aratow is Chief Medical Information Officer of San Mateo Medical Center, an integrated delivery network which is part of the nation’s Safety Net institutions. There he is a liaison between clinicians, administrators and information technology (IT) professionals, and assists in strategy, implementation and innovation in clinical IT related matters, including bringing VR into the operational clinical environment. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Informatics and continues to practice. Michael received his MD degree from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and his Emergency Medicine training at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. He performed a research fellowship at UCSD School of Medicine in Orthopedics and was a research consultant at NASA/Ames Research Center in basic physiology and virtual environment projects. Michael is CEO and co-Founder of VRecover, an early stage company bringing immersive VR to physical therapy. He is a Board member and Co-Chair of the Medical Working Group in the Web3D Consortium, a nonprofit organization that promotes an open, royalty-free, ISO ratified standard for the display and storage of 3D data on the web. He also advises and is an angel investor in early stage health companies.