About Us 2018-05-11T17:30:56+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 2018
May 13 – May 17. Charlotte, NC
Booth# 1109

AST 2018
May 31. Orlando FL

SESAM 2018
June 27-29. Bilbao Spain
Booth# EX1

Sign up for a demo at an upcoming event

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