After nine years in the medical device industry, Darik Volpa witnessed a huge disconnect in communication between surgeons and patients.

Most of the time doctors were too busy or lacked the skill set to communicate well with patients, and patients were usually confused with strange terminology or too nervous to ask the right questions.

These opportunities led Darik to found Understand.com® in May of 2003.

Understand is a global medical education company with thousands of clients operating in 34 countries.

Our medical animations enable physicians to better educate their patients, while our proprietary e-Learning platform gives pharmaceutical and medical device companies the ability to effectively train their employees and describe their products to physicians.

Understand’s world-class 3D medical animations are at the core of the learning experience; our animated content clearly explains complex MOAs, disease pathology, surgical techniques, step-by-step procedures, and treatment methods for an assortment of conditions.


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