Medical Advisors

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Ryan D’Arcy B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Professor and BC Leadership Chair in Medical Technologies, Simon Fraser University

Head, Health Sciences & Innovation, Fraser Health

Dr. Ryan C.N. D’Arcy is a neuroscientist and expert in translating brain imaging technologies into health care innovations. Dr. D’Arcy’s initiatives have led to scientific breakthroughs in: 1) the development of world-leading computer-based surgical/medical simulation technologies; 2) the development of brain vital signs and related devices for point-of-care evaluation of brain function; and 3) the development of brain image monitoring to track functional improvements during treatment. Dr. D’Arcy has more than 160 published works, is a serial entrepreneur founding and partnering with several companies, and has led the development of large-scale health technology clusters in both Atlantic and Western Canada.

In 2013, Dr. D’Arcy partnered with Conquer Mobile as a founder of the PeriopSim team, with the focused goal of bringing advances in surgical simulation technology into wide-scale use for safer and more effective medical treatment. Conquer Mobile is embedded within Health Tech Connex (, clinical innovation space located in the heart of Innovation Boulevard (

James Bond BN, MD, MEd, FRCS(C)

Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Surrey Memorial Hospital & Fraser Health

Dr. James Bond is an innovative thoracic surgeon, who has led the adoption of the MATRIX thoracic surgical procedure and created a comprehensive program of care at Surrey Memorial Hospital, that is the only one of its kind in Canada. The MATRIX program procedure is specialized surgery for severe rib fractures, involving customized titanium plates. The innovative surgery improves survival rates, reduces lengthy hospital stays and improves long term outcomes by mitigating chronic pain and breathlessness. Dr. Bond currently trains other doctors in North America on the procedure.

Dr. Bond is a healthcare innovator with a track record of overcoming inertia and streamlining processes. At Surrey Memorial Hospital he has led a Rapid Autopilot Program (RAP) to speed up lung cancer wait times from an average of 190 days to 45 days. When a patient receives abnormal lung imaging they are immediately appointed a nurse navigator, who is responsible for  planning their care and sending imaging to the surgeon for his insight.

Kevin James

Business Advisor; Business School Instructor