Virtual Medicine

Advancing the Science of Medical Extended Reality

For decades, scientists have been quietly discovering the surprising health benefits of virtual reality (VR) for ailments ranging from burn injuries, to stroke, to PTSD, to schizophrenia. Over ten thousand studies reveal that VR has an uncanny ability to calm pain, steady nerves, and boost mental health. VR is helping to deliver babies, enabling soldiers to cope with the mental scars of war, and reminding doctors that patients are not broken machines, but are people whose subjective lives matter. VR is not just for gamers anymore; it is a new type of mind-body medicine. Cedars-Sinai Virtual Medicine is a multidisciplinary program dedicated to harnessing the power of MXR technologies, including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR), to develop and test innovative virtual therapeutics.

The Virtual Medicine Program is a world leader in pioneering the science and implementation of Medical Extended Reality (MXR) to improve the lives of patients through cost-effective and scalable technologies.

The Virtual Medicine Program has three branches

Education and Training


Apr 27, 2023
Save the date! vMed24 is happening March 28-29, 2024. Tickets go on sale in June.

Mar 22, 2023
The 2023 Cedars-Sinai Virtual Medicine Conference (vMed23) is Sold Out! Email our team at virtual.medicine@cshs.org for special ticket requests.

Dec 23, 2022
VOA News Covers the Cedars-Sinai Virtual Medicine Program! Doctors Using Virtual Reality to Relieve Patients' Pain and More: https://www.voanews.com/a/doctors-using-virtual-reality-to-relieve-patients-pain-and-more/6889587.html

Dec 6, 2022
The Cedars-Sinai Virtual Medicine (vMed) ’23 program is now approved for continuing medication education (CME) credits! Receive up to 13.5 AMA category 1 credits.

Aug 23, 2022
Cedars-Sinai launches Virtual Medicine Inpatient Service! https://twitter.com/BrennanSpiegel/status/1562145249215991810

Upcoming Events

vMed23 coming March 30-31, 2023!

Past Events:

March 24-25, 2022
vMed22 Conference

ViewMarch 23, 2021
The Evolving Role of VR in the Wake of COVID-19: Immersive Therapeutics for Post-Pandemic Mental Health

ViewDecember 8, 2020
Best Clinical VR Research of 2020: Winners of the Cedars-Sinai vMed Research Competition

ViewOctober 6, 2020
VRx: How Virtual Therapeutics Will Revolutionize Medicine

ViewJune 30, 2020
Virtual Care: The Role of VR in an Unprecedented Time

ViewvMed19 Conference

ViewvMed18 Conference