Virtual Medicine

Advancing the Science of Medical Extended Reality

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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


Jul 19, 2021
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Past Events:

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

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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

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