Technology has invaded every aspect of life. As it augments our health, what will its impact be on care? What if doctors no longer existed in the future? How will the infiltration of Artificial Intelligence change how healthcare is delivered and received? These are just some of the questions which Dr Marcus Ranney contemplates in his recent TEDx talk that will make you re-imagine your relationship with your doctor and consider what your future holds.
Marcus completed his Bachelors of Science and Medical degrees from University College Medical School in London. His passion for sports and extreme medicine took him across the planet. His expeditions have led him climbing the sides of Everest, skiing in the Arctic and the European Alps. He has served as a medical officer in the Royal Air Force and also at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre.
After practicing clinical medicine in London he made the transition to Mumbai where he now works within the Healthcare and Life-sciences industry as a Strategic advisor and Venture Capitalist, blending together his experiences from both the scientific and business worlds. Over the past two years his work has led to creating one of the region’s largest portfolios of digital health assets, creating an ecosystem of world class collaborative digital platforms that together work towards improving the health and wellness of an individual through the power of mobile technology.
In his own time, he works with several NGO’s, the biggest of which is creating Mumbai’s first state of the art animal care hospital for companion animals and strays, something very close to his heart. In 2013, the World Economic Forum appointed him as a Global Shaper. In that time, he has been actively involved in the Forum’s health initiatives and repeatedly invited to international events, including the Annual meeting at Davos, where a paper he wrote on the public health impact of climate change was published. Currently leading a global project on what the future of digital health will look like in 2030, Marcus is a futurist, a speaker and regular at international events.
A keen athlete and long distance runner, he holds a Guinness World Record for backwards running(!) and thoroughly enjoys being a father to his son Aeden.