Proprio Welcomes Dr. Richard J. Bransford as Education and User Experience Advisor


Dr. Bransford will leverage his vast clinical expertise and training experience to support clinicians in adopting Paradigm effectively and improving user experience.

Proprio, a leading medical technology company, announces the appointment of Dr. Richard J. Bransford, as Education and User Experience Advisor. With an extensive background in orthopedic surgery, commitment to patient care and education, and global leadership in surgical education, Dr. Bransford brings invaluable expertise to the Proprio team.

Dr. Bransford is a highly respected orthopedic surgeon, currently practicing at the University of Washington Harborview Medical Center, known for his advanced skills in treating both pediatric and adult patients with spinal disorders and injuries. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a deep commitment to improving healthcare practices and education. As a Professor of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington, Bransford has played a pivotal role in training the next generation of physicians and surgeons. 

Dr. Bransford was the lead surgeon on Paradigm's first-in-human case in October 2023 at Harborview Medical Center where he played a critical role in the first implementation of Proprio's innovative surgical technology in the OR. In his new role, Dr. Bransford will focus on optimizing user experience and empowering surgeons to fully leverage the benefits of Paradigm's technology.

"I am thrilled to step into the role of Proprio’s Education and User Experience Advisor," said Dr. Bransford. "By working closely with the excellent team during development and experiencing Paradigm in the operating room, serving as an advisor will enable me to continue contributing to this exciting technology. This collaboration will allow us to further enhance the user experience and expand the technology's reach to more clinicians.”

"We’re honored to welcome Dr. Bransford to our advisory team," said Gabriel Jones, CEO and co-founder of Proprio. "His deep experience and endless passion for patient-centered care make him an ideal addition as Proprio dramatically redefines surgical visualization. With Dr. Bransford's insights and guidance, we’re excited to continue to provide surgeons with the tools they need to improve their practice."