Dr. John O’Dowd

Medical Director of RealHealth

Board Member Since 2020

John is a reconstructive spinal surgeon from London, England, in full-time clinical practice. John has founded several businesses as a means of solving healthcare and healthcare technology problems, and he is currently the Medical Director of RealHealth in the Netherlands.

John previously served as President of the Society for Back Pain Research and was a founder and Education Director for AO Spine, which is now the largest spinal surgical education and research organization worldwide. In addition, he has chaired and lectured on spinal surgical courses across the globe. He is Chairman of CURE International UK, a London-based affiliate organization to CURE International, and is delighted to represent them on the CURE board. He has visited CURE hospitals in Kenya and Ethiopia and is involved in the planning and implementation of the new scoliosis center in Addis Ababa.

He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at St. Thomas’s Medical School in London in 1982 and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.