Alexander Tsiaras is the Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of TheVisualMD.com. Tsiaras grew TheVisualMD.com out of his already well established journalism enterprise. His self-styled journalistic career began in 1972 when, at the age of 19, he co-authored his first book Death Rituals of Rural Greece (Princeton University Press), and went on to Conception to Birth, Architecture and Design of Man and Woman and the InVision Guides to Healthy Heart, Sexual Health and Life Blood. Recipient of numerous awards, including the World Press Award, Webby and the prestigious Satava Award for his work in the improvement of medicine through advanced technology. His work has been featured on the covers of Time, New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, LIFE and the London Sunday Times Magazine.
Along with being an artist and journalist, he has taught himself mathematics and physics and developed his own lenses, including one for a microscope that was used to photograph the first images of human eggs in an in vitro fertilization program. Another lens was used for the endoscope that can photograph the fetus from outside the amniotic sack. The images resulting from this became cover stories for Life Magazine. In 1989 Tsiaras realized the potential of computer generated imaging and learned UNIX , then C and C++ to write his own programs transferring his knowledge of light moving through physical space to light moving through tissue in virtual space.
He was offered an adjunct professorship at both Brown and Yale University Medical schools. Working with Yale he received funding from NASA to write algorithms for virtual surgery, so that astronauts could be cut in robotics pods for deep space flights. Tsiaras has lectured and keynoted many conferences including the National Library of Medicine (NLM/NIH) Scientific Visualization Conference, TED, TEDMED, Ink Conference (in association with TED India), Google Health Conference "ThinkHealth 2012", Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) and has lectured with Stephen Hawking at the MIT Media Lab.Tsiaras' latest works are, "Conception to Birth" iBook and "TheVisualMD Diet and Wellness Program" iBook/ebook. This book is the first in a series of 18 books and one-hour documentary film presenting the latest science on the prevention and reversal of lifestyle related chronic illnesses, such as Type 2 diabetes, heart diseases, cancer, Alzheimer's, back pain, bone and joint diseases.