Gabriel Szydlo Shein

DC4 – Development and characterisation of a clinically compatible realtime multispectral endoscopic fluorescence imaging system

About Gabriel

Gabriel is a dedicated and passionate surgeon with a profound enthusiasm for computer science and its application to the advancement of surgery. Throughout his career, he has been driven by a deep commitment to furthering medical knowledge for the improvement of patient outcomes.

After graduating from medical school at La Salle University in Mexico City in 2015, he relocated to Chiapas, the poorest state in Mexico, to oversee the health and well-being of 21 indigenous communities. During that year, while witnessing the deplorable health conditions of some indigenous communities in the area, he realised that technology could serve as the gateway to democratising access to healthcare.

In 2018, he commenced working at Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem, a renowned centre of excellence in surgery and surgical innovation. There, he honed his advanced surgical skills (specialising in General Surgery and Advanced Laparoscopy from 2018 to 2023) and developed a passion for the creation of highly technological surgical tools.

Since 2020, he has been a part of the Centre for Innovative Surgery Lab at Hadassah, where he has led and collaborated with professionals from diverse backgrounds, including engineers, researchers, and clinicians. His focus in the lab has been on image-guided surgery and computer vision.

“I am on a mission to bring the surgical field to the future. Multidisciplinary teams like this one are the most enriching – each person exponentially stimulate all the others.” – Gabriel Szydlo Shein (DC4).

About the research programme

Gabriel’s PhD programme is designed to explore and develop smart acquisition and processing methods for quantitative, real-time multispectral fluorescence imaging, with a particular emphasis on the spatial modulation of light. It aims not only to design and fabricate a clinically-compatible endoscopic platform that integrates advanced fluorescence imaging technologies but also to rigorously validate these methods and imaging systems through extensive phantoms and pre-clinical experiments, ensuring their applicability and effectiveness in a clinical setting. Gabriel is employed by University of Strasbourg (UNISTRA) in France. Three secondments are planned throughout his employment.