Royal College of Surgeons, Future of Surgery report (PDF, 110 pages)

NHS Topol Report, Future Digital Heathcare Workforce (PDF, 48 pages)


Information sites

Royal College of Surgeons, Future of Surgery report (report site)


National Surgical, Obstetric and Anesthesia Plans (NSOAP)


Policy documents

  • NSOAP template – The National Surgical, Obstetric and Anaesthesia Planning Template contains the most critical components of a resilient surgical system
  • Surgical care system strengthening – A monograph from the WHO and the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change on developing national surgical, obstetric and anesthesia plans.
  • NSOAP Policy brief – Process and Recommendations, HMS Center for global health delivery-Dubai, 2018
  • Strategizing National Health in the 21st century – A WHO handbook and resource for national health planning based on the experiences of the WHO in planning and strategizing health systems globally.

For all global surgery resources, please visit 


Technology and Innovation




  • MMIC-III (data on 40K critical care patients from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, quick registration process, but easy to obtain)
  • PhysioNet (like kaggle but for medicine specific projects)
  • RAND Datasets, Center for the Study of Aging here
  • Secondary Data on Aging
  • Kaggle Datasets [here]
  • Curated page of Data Repositories [here]
  • CDC Datasets
  • WHO Datasets
  • U.S. Census Bureau for population stats [here]
  • U.S. National Health Interview Survey [here]
  • National Hospital Discharge Survey [here]
  • U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services //Healthcare cost utilization project// [here]
  • WHO Global Health Observatory (GHO) data – the WHO’s gateway to health-related statistics for more than 1000 indicators for its 194 Member States.
  • WHO Health statistics and information systems – disease burden and mortality estimates
  • WHO Fact Sheets – any Health topics
  • UN SDG indicators – The dissemination platform of the Global SDG Indicators Database. This platform provides access to data compiled through the UN System in preparation for the Secretary-General’s annual report on “Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals”
  • IHME GHDx – Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx): the world’s most comprehensive catalog of surveys, censuses, vital statistics, and other health-related data.




Data Prep

ML Topics in Python










  • HealthBox – This health-centric accelerator provides mentorship and funding in six locations
  • Y Combinator – Based in Silicon Valley, Y Combinator has provided seed stage funding and support for over 700 startups with a combined $30B+ valuation
  • Rock Health – This San Francisco accelerator provides funding and mentorship to health-focused startups
  • PayPal Start Tank – Start Tank provides six months of no-cost space and mentorship to early-stage startups
  • Bolt – A seed-stage fund that invests capital, staff and equipment and expertise for hardware-focused startups
  • LabCentral – A laboratory co-working space for life-science and biotech startups
  • Sprint Accelerator powered by TechStars – Based in Kansas City, this three-month accelerator provides funding and support to mobile health startups
  • R/GA Accelerator powered by TechStars – Based in NYC, this accelerator supports startups with connected hardware products