Daniel Hashimoto obtained his B.A. in Biology with a specialization in Neuroscience from Boston University. He earned his MD from the University of Pennsylvania and 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.
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.
He co-founded the MGH Surgical Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Laboratory and has been collaborating with MIT CSAIL to design and develop a computer vision system for real time analysis of laparoscopic surgical video. The goal of this system is to augment surgical decision-making by providing clinicians with real-time, intraoperative probabilistic estimates of complications.
He has conducted research with grant funding from the NIH, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and the Natural Orifice Surgery Consortium for Assessment and Research (NOSCAR) among others. He has helped VC and technology firms evaluate surgical applications for VR, AR, and AI technologies and was recognized as one of MedTech Boston’s 40 under 40 Healthcare Innovators in 2017. He holds leadership positions in several national organizations, including the Board of Directors of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Board of Governors of SAGES.