About Us2019-04-06T11:50:59+00:00


Operative Experience Inc is on a mission to revolutionize surgical and medical team training. Using medical simulators with unprecedented anatomical and surgical fidelity within a rigorous experiential instructional paradigm, OEI will reduce training costs while increasing training effectiveness and retention. OEI is dedicated to applying this technology throughout the continuum of care, from tactical operations in the field to emergency procedures in the OR.

Our History

Over a long career as a trauma surgeon, Dr. Robert Buckman has run a busy trauma center, been deployed as a combat trauma surgeon, conducted extensive trauma research, and received more than a dozen U.S. patents.  These experiences and his interest in surgical education led to a decade long investigation to discover materials that would react surgically like human tissue and could be incised, retracted and sutured.  Following years of prototype development and testing, collaboration with materials expert Jeffrey Ellis led to the creation of the world’s first physical simulators upon which major surgical hands-in-the-body operations could be performed using standard surgical instruments.  A series of SBIR grants from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command capitalized the company and enabled Operative Experience Inc. to advance its product development.

Meet the Team

OEI’s executive team has unmatched experience in leading healthcare simulation technology and innovation.

Meet the team

Board of Directors

The OEI Directors bring extensive leadership experience from a broad range of organizations and industries.

Board of directors


Come and see us at our next event and get your hands on the latest OEI simulation technology.

SOMSA 2019
May 6 – May 10. Charlotte NC
Booth#: 911

Warrior West 2019
May 14-15. San Diego CA
Booth# 215

AST 2019
May 29 – June 1. National Harbor, MD
Booth# 403

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Let us know which event you’ll be attending and we will give you a hands-on demo in our booth


International Distribution

Operative Experience has entered into a strategic partnership with leading medical device manufacturer, 3B Scientific as its worldwide marketing and sales partner outside of North and Latin America.  3B Scientific creates products that advance the delivery of medical, healthcare and scientific education with a focus on innovative solutions that guarantee customer success based on unprecedented quality, realism, and a global support network in over 100 countries.

For more information about the availability of Operative Experience products internationally visit the 3B Scientific website here