Co-founder, Vantari VR
Dr Vijay Paul is the co-founder of Vantari VR which was built with the intention of harnessing the power of VR for transformative healthcare applications. Vijay has always been passionate about working at the intersection of technology and health, to leverage the unique strengths of emerging technology to solve real life problems in clinical medicine. He sees the Australian healthcare landscape as somewhat lagging in embracing innovation and wants to be part of the change.
After completing his undergraduate in medical science with neuroscience research, Vijay completed medicine at the University of Queensland. Post-graduation he was interested in both surgery and acute medicine and worked in various health networks over time. His time commitments to Vantari VR means that he now travels around regional Australia working as an emergency medicine registrar as time allows, combining clinical medicine with a full-time business venture.
Previously, Vijay has been involved in junior doctor representation as Vice President of the RMO Association of the Bankstown network, as well as co-founding Doclife, a mentoring and educational platform for students and doctors. He speaks passionately about careers outside of clinical medicine and especially leveraging sophisticated skills learnt in medical practice to do good globally. When he isn’t working, you can find Vijay reading the works of Terry Pratchett and Stephen Hawking.