From Lab to Startup

AVATAR MEDICAL™ was founded in 2020 by a French and American team of entrepreneurs, physicists, engineers, and surgeons to enable shorter, safer, and less invasive surgeries.

With AVATAR MEDICAL™’s VR solution, surgeons can better prepare their procedures by interacting with an ultra-fluid, photo-realistic VR representation of their patients’ medical images. The solution is particularly useful for understanding complex morphologies and promises to help avoid mastectomies, shorten operating time for reconstructive surgeries and inform hardware selection for orthopedic surgeries.

Our multi-awarded solution stems from 4 years of research at Institut Pasteur and Institut Curie.



Xavier Wartelle


Mohamed El Beheiry, PhD


Elodie Brient-Litzler, PhD


Pr. Fabien Reyal, MD PhD


Marie Buhot-Launay

VP Sales & Marketing

Jean-Baptiste Masson, PhD


Joël Adélise

Clinical Solutions Specialist, Europe

John Ross

Clinical Solutions Specialist, US

Nicolas Philippon

VP Engineering

Nicolas Roux

Senior Software Developer

Iannis Poquet


Charlotte Godard

PhD Student

Jean-Luc Degrenand

Solutions Architect

Frédéric Nahon

Business Developer, Europe

Sylvie Lucaora

Quality Manager

Axel Bonetto

Project Manager

Vipra Arolkar

Marketing Manager

Medical and Technology Contributors

Dr. Brendon Bagley

Vascular and Interventional Radiologist
David Grant Medical Center,
Travis AFB US Air Force

Dr. Jebrane Bouaoud

Maxillofacial Surgeon
Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière

Dr. Olivier Choussy

ENT Surgeon
Institut Curie

Dr. Matthew Colman

Associate Professor of Spine Surgery and Musculoskeletal Oncology
Orthopedic surgeon

Rush University Medical Center

Pr. Dominique Fabre

Professor of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery and Cardiopulmonary Transplantation
Université Paris-Saclay
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
Hôpital Marie-Lannelongue

Stéphane Fournier

Institut Pasteur

Pr. Guy Frija

Former Head of Radiology
Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou

Pr. Roman-Hossein Khonsari

Professor of Maxillofacial Surgery and Plastic Surgery
University of Paris Cité
Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon
Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades

Dr. Caroline Malhaire

Institut Curie

Dr. Asem Saleh

Vascular Surgeon
Humber River Hospital

Pr. Laurent Salomon

Consultant Obstetric-Gynecologic Surgeon
Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades
Co-founder and Co-director
LUMIERE Foundation

Dr. Greg Sarin

Orthopaedic Surgery Specialist
Storm Mountain Orthopaedics

Dr. Andreas Sauerbrey

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Aspen Mountain Medical Center

Dr. Graham Schwarz

Plastic Surgeon
Cleveland Clinic

Dr. David A. Wilkinson

Emergency Medicine
UCHealth Emergency Care Yampa Valley Medical Center

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