John O'Dowd

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"John O’Dowd, Consultant Spinal Orthopaedic Surgeon, Exec Chairman RealHealth Institute UK and Director AO, Switzerland. John trained as a spinal surgeon and was responsible for creating and leading the spinal surgical service at Guys and St Thomas’s Hospitals in London. A recognised opinion leader, John was founding member and worldwide Director of Education at AOSpine, the largest educational organisation in this field. He also has extensive experience in early stage business development, and was Non Executive Chairman of PHF Ltd and was a founder of Outcome Technologies a healthcare sector information technology business, successfully sold to BUPA in 2005. He ran the British Spinal Registry and was Secretary of the Society for Back Pain Research. He has a passionate interest in developing new ways of delivering high quality care for NHS patients." [1]

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  1. 2020Health Board, organizational web page, accessed August 3, 2012.