Navigating the unknowns

We started this company to help patients face uncertainty. As a VA patient and two neurosurgeons, our founders sought to transform the patient experience using tools like virtual reality. Today, we are reinventing learning for patients and providers through our combination of neuroscience, storytelling and technology.


Our Purpose

To reinvent learning in healthcare— one experience at a time


Scientific Advisory Board

Our scientific advisors serve a vital role in our efforts to stay at the forefront of kidney health

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Yolanda Becker, MD

Director of Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Surgery, U Chicago Medicine

Richard Wood, PhD

Executive Advisor, Complex Chronic Transformation at CVS Health

Marc Leighton

Strategy Partner, Cleveland Clinic


Kimon Bekelis, MD

Co-Founder, Neurosurgeon

George Kakoulides, MD

Co-Founder, Neurosurgeon


Leadership Team

CEO & Co-Founder

Tim Fitzpatrick

Clinical Education

Hillary Bekelis, AGAC-NP

Learning Science

Todd Maddox, PhD

Program Development

Trish Richardson, MSN

Production & Storytelling

Kel O'Neill


News and media

Why VR is a Learning Machine in Healthcare

June 2, 2020

Say Hello to IKONA:
The Startup Using VR to Improve Health Literacy, Starting with Dialysis

May 8, 2020

IKONA Awarded Patent For Its Augmented Reality-Based Pill Planner App For Managing Prescriptions

February 20, 2020


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