Medical errors in the US are estimated to cause

250,000 deaths each year

and create incremental costs over

$20B annually.

Institute of Medicine 2000 & 2006, James 2013

The Vision of Lumis®

After recognizing the devastating impact of medical errors on individuals, families and institutions, the leadership at Lumis recognized the need for more accessible training techniques to significantly eliminate many of these errors. Lumis was founded in 2017 to address this critical mission.

Built on years of R&D conducted at the University of Pittsburgh, a leading center for healthcare innovation, Lumis aims to disrupt traditional clinical and healthcare training by making it more immersive, accessible, and efficient.

The contribution of founding faculty, John O’ Donnell and Joseph Samosky, with their deep experience in simulation-based education and engineering design was instrumental towards the company realizing their vision.



Our Mission

Democratize healthcare education to reduce the frequency of medical errors and improve patient outcomes.


The Lumis Team

Our team brings decades of business, education, and healthcare innovation experience to this one-of-a-kind solution.

Nehal Bhojak

President & CEO
Nehal Bhojak has been an early investor, EIR, and board member at Lumis since its inception in 2017 and brings over 20 years of experience …

Doug Nelson

Co-Founder, Vice-President & CTO
Doug has over 15 years of experience in simulator R&D and led development of Lumis’ core technology during his time at Pitt. Doug received his …

Ryan Torbic

Software Developer
When Ryan was first introduced to Lumis’s work, his immediate reaction was a wish that he had access to similar resources during his time as …
Jia Wang

Jia (Sijia) Wang

Technical Artist
Jia (Sijia) Wang is an artist with a diverse range of technical skills including anatomical drawing, sculpting, 3D modeling, texturing, animating, and scripting. During her …
Jim Zhao

Jim (Ruzhang) Zhao

Technical Artist
Jim (Ruzhang) Zhao is a technical artist from the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. Jim is proficient in Rigging, Visual Effect, Tool Development, …

Michael Spooner, MD, FACC

Mercy One
CAPT(ret) Michael Spooner, MD, FACC, Mercy One, currently serves as an At-Large Member of the SSH Board of Directors and previously he served as Co-Chair …

Charles Lin, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, UPMC
Charles Lin, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, UPMC, is an academic anesthesiologist with over 10 years of experience teaching anesthesia trainees. He is fellowship-trained in …

April Hollenbeck, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider Supervisor at UPMC Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
April Hollenbeck, PA-C, Advanced Practice Provider Supervisor, UPMC Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine is a certified Physician Assistant with 18 years of experience in pediatrics. …

Adam Tobias, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Adam Z. Tobias, MD, MPH, FACEP, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is a practicing emergency physician with …

Gerhardt Konig, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Bioengineering, UPMC
Gerhardt Konig, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Bioengineering, UPMC, completed his undergraduate studies in Bioengineering at the University of California at San Diego, and …


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