Digital Research Forum: Calum A. MacRae, MD, Ph.D and Jay Jagadeesan, Ph.D

  • Building for Transformative Medicine, 3rd Floor Conference Room 60 Fenwood Road Boston, MA, 02115 United States

The event is only open to Brigham and Women's employees.

Calum A. MacRae, MD, Ph.D and Jay Jagadeesan, Ph.D

When: April 11th, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 
Where: BTM 3rd Floor Conference Room

  • Calum A. MacRae: "Getting digital into the clinic: what will it take?”
  • Jay Jagadeesan: “Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality for Diagnostic and Surgical Applications

Dr. Jagadeesan will be presenting some recent work in the area of virtual, mixed and augmented reality for medical applications. More specifically he will be presenting our work on the development of a virtual reality application for lung cancer diagnostics, mixed reality application for laparoscopic surgery and augmented reality application for surgical planning and interventions.

*Please note: The BWH Digital Research Forum is a private peer meeting for BWH researchers, clinicians and innovators working on digital projects and data science to connect and share ideas. The Digital Research Forum is held the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 8-9 am in the 3rd floor conference center of the BTM at 60 Fenwood Rd.


Calum A. MacRae, MD, Ph.D

Dr. Calum Archibald MacRae is chief of cardiovascular medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and an expert member of BWH’s Cardiovascular Genetics Program, which comprehensively evaluates, diagnoses and manages care for inherited cardiac disorder patients. In addition, he is a leading investigator at the BWH Genomics Center and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

He received his medical degree from University of Edinburgh College of Medicine. He completed two internal medicine residency programs: one at Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging in London and the other at BWH. He then completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. MacRae is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.

Dr. MacRae is a cardiologist and geneticist whose clinical interests include investigating new phenotypes and how research findings—including genomics discoveries—can be systematically implemented into clinical care. His research focuses on the biology and genomics of cardiovascular disease, specifically the biological basis of different arrhythmia susceptibilities. He holds five patents, has authored over 160 peer-reviewed publications and received research funding from the National Institutes of Health’s National Human Genome Research Institute.


Jayender Jagadeesan, Ph.D

Dr. Jayender Jagadeesan is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, Research Associate at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Associate Member of the Broad Institute. Prior to his current appointment, he completed his Ph.D from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and his Bachelors of Technology (B.Tech.) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. His research interests include image-guided therapy, surgical navigation, robotics, modeling and control of smart materials, and haptics. Minimally Invasive Surgical devices and applications form the primary research motivation. He is also the technical lead for the several procedures in the state of the art Advanced Multimodality Image-guided Operating (AMIGO) suite at BWH including MR-guided breast conserving  surgery (BCS), Image-guided video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (iVATS), Image-guided parathyroidectomy and hemithyroidectomy and MR-guided nerve and tumor cryotherapy.