Season 1, Episode 3

Dr. John Wolfaardt

Hosts & Guests: Jana Rieger & Dr. John Wolfaardt

This week Dr. Jana Rieger is joined by esteemed colleague and medical visionary, Dr. John Wolfaardt, to explore the discomfort that comes with disrupting healthcare through technology development and adoption. Join us for an eye-opening discussion around 3D printing, interdisciplinary collaboration and inevitable technological revolutions.

Exploring the Discomfort of being a Disrupter with Technology in Healthcare with Dr. John Wolfaardt

Dr. Jana Rieger sits down with medical pioneer Dr. John Wolfaardt – a true pioneer, working to take the guesswork out of surgery to shape surgical reconstructions by leveraging 3D printing and improved workflows through interdisciplinary collaboration. Hear all about Dr. Wolfaardt’s relationship with advanced digital technologies in surgical design and simulation and how through these technological revolutions, Dr. Wolfaardt helped and treated many patients suffering from diseases and disorders in the head and neck region.

Episode Guest

Dr. Wolfaardt is a Professor Emeritus, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta. Dr. Wolfaardt is co-founder and past member of the Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM), an institute of Alberta Health Services, Covenant Health, and the University of Alberta. His clinical and research interests have been in the area of maxillofacial prosthodontics with particular emphasis in the area of head and neck reconstruction, osseointegration, and advanced digital technologies in surgical design and simulation.  Click here to learn more.