LONDON –11th December  2018


Fundamental Surgery, pioneers of haptically-enabled immersive training technology for surgical training, today announced the expansion of their Global Medical Panel with Dr. Claudette Lajam joining as the newest member. In her role, she will guide the development and creation of further orthopedic training modules to enhance the pre, intra and post operative learning for resident training.

Dr. Lajam is the Chief Safety Officer and Adult Reconstructive surgeon at NYU Langone Orthopedics, an Associate Professor of Orthopedics at NYU School of Medicine and an ISK Fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon. She specializes in total hip replacement, total knee replacement, revision and complex revision total hip and knee replacement.  In addition, Dr. Lajam participates in the training of 72 Orthopedic Residents and six Arthroplasty Fellows each year and is also an original host of “The Orthopedics Show” on SiriusXM Doctor Radio.


FundamentalVR is a technology and data insight business specializing in the intersection between immersive experiences and haptics to enhance medical training and patient outcomes. It’s SaaS platform, Fundamental Surgery, features VR Haptics technology that takes advantage of readily available virtual reality hardware to create a simulation system that can be used on any modern VR-enabled PC/laptop. Fundamental Surgery gives healthcare professionals around the world low-cost access to authentic surgical simulations with precise measurement and performance insight. FundamentalVR is based out of London and Boston.

Dr. Lajam was trained at the world famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She has appeared on television, radio, and has been featured in multiple print and online publications.  She holds various leadership positions within the AAOS, is Past President of the Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society, and is on the Central Board for Operation WALK through the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

“World class clinical insight is at the heart of our educational platform, and vital to achieving our mission to bring affordable surgical simulation within arm’s reach of every surgeon in the world. Our team of world leading surgical experts ensure Fundamental Surgery’s simulations deliver optimum skills transfer. Our proprietary Surgical Haptic Intelligence Engine enables feedback to the trainee’s hands as if they are actually performing surgery,” said Richard Vincent, founder and CEO of FundamentalVR. “We are extremely honored to have Dr. Lajam join our Global Medical Panel and bring her incomparable talent and expertise to our technology, helping us to develop even more orthopedic packages and allowing surgeons to hone their skills anywhere and at any time.”

Listed by Time magazine as one of their “Best inventions of 2018”, Fundamental Surgery is a first-of-its-kind SaaS platform that combines virtual reality (VR) with cutting-edge haptics and leading educational practice to create a low-cost and scalable surgical education and rehearsal experience for trainee and qualified surgeons. Fundamental Surgery creates an environment that allows users to experience and navigate the same visuals, sounds and feelings they would during a real surgical procedure. Simulations can be downloaded for as little as $9,000 a year for unlimited use, with surgical program managers able to access an online dashboard of all of their trainees’ performance.

The new appointment comes shortly after FundamentalVR announced a three-year strategic collaboration and joint development agreement with Mayo Clinic, the US leading academic medical center, which will see both companies jointly develop market-leading surgical VR simulation and education products.

Dr. Lajam will be an integral team member in the development of these packages and continuing FundamentalVR’s global mission to democratize surgical simulations and training, allowing it to be easily accessible to every surgeon in the world for the wider benefit of society. For more information, please visit: