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About Us

With advanced technology and patient-centered services, we’re leading the way to prevent diabetic foot ulcers.

 

Company Overview

Podimetrics is a care management company with the leading solution to help prevent diabetic foot ulcers (DFU), one of the most debilitating and costly complications of diabetes. Podimetrics earns high engagement rates from patients and allows clinicians to achieve unparalleled outcomes saving limbs, lives, and money. Founded in 2011 by a physician and engineers from MIT and Harvard, Podimetrics is headquartered in Somerville, MA and has a growing team of passionate and mission-driven individuals devoted to improving the lives of patients with diabetes everywhere.

Mission

Improve patient lives through early detection and prevention of diabetic foot ulcers. Partner with providers and payers to improve patient outcomes while reducing healthcare costs.

Vision

Everyone on their feet, allowing patients with diabetes to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

Management

Jonathan Bloom, MD
Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan Bloom, MD

Dr. Jon Bloom is a board-certified physician and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in technology development, patient monitoring, biomedical research, and health care delivery. Born on Holloman Air Force Base to a Vietnam War Captain and Pilot, Dr. Bloom served as a Clinical Assistant Professor and staff anesthesiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He also served as the Director of Global Medical Affairs for Covidien's Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions division in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Bloom is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, completing residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He has co-authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications with a primary focus on health care economics and perioperative complications. Prior to his career in medicine Dr. Bloom studied cytochrome P450 drug metabolism at The Scripps Research Institute.

David Linders
Chief Technology Officer

David Linders

David first became aware of the devastating effects of diabetic foot ulcers while meeting with amputees in a prosthetics research laboratory.  Soon after, he co-founded Podimetrics to prevent these debilitating wounds from occurring and eliminate diabetic amputations altogether. As CTO, David oversees all hardware product development and manufacturing at Podimetrics. David holds a Master's in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management as part of the Leaders for Global Operations Program. He previously helped develop an implantable device for lung cancer radiation guidance at Calypso Medical (now owned by Varian Medical Systems) and co-founded and led technology development at LiteTouch, a sensor company for physical therapists

Brian Petersen
Chief Scientific Officer

Brian Petersen

Brian is passionate about improving health outcomes through the development of patient-centered products and services. As Chief Scientist, he oversees the clinical operations, software, and research teams at Podimetrics. Brian has an engineering background with experience using analytics and numerical simulations techniques to build and evaluate advanced defense systems and platforms for the Office of Naval Research and DARPA. Brian is a graduate of the MIT Leaders for Global Operations program and holds a Masters degree in Engineering Systems and an MBA with a concentration in operations management.

Simon Salgado
Vice President, Enterprise Health Services

Simon Salgado

Simon leads Podimetrics' Enterprise Health Services with responsibility for Strategy, Sales, Business Development and Account Management for commercial Health Plan and Hospital System clients and the patients they serve. As a previous 10-year veteran of CVS Health and former Deloitte Strategy and Operations consultant, Simon has deep Product Innovation, Development and Payor Sales experience in leading teams to develop, deploy and commercialize healthcare services that improve patient health and deliver strong business results. He holds an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor's in Public and Private Sector Organizations from Brown University.

Advisory Board

Dr. Ronald Geraty

Dr. Ronald Geraty

Dr. Ronald Geraty is a healthcare executive and entrepreneur with an expertise in the technology-enabled healthcare services industry. He is known for founding, developing, and transforming multiple healthcare companies over his professional career. Importantly, his companies have helped to change the delivery of care to meet the Triple Aim. Currently, he serves not only as an Operating Partner with Varsity Healthcare Partners where he sits on the boards of companies owned by Varsity but is also Chairman of the Board and an advisor to Aduro (Redmond, WA).

Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer

Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer

Dr. Kizer previously served as the VA’s Undersecretary for Health where he is credited with  engineering an internationally acclaimed transformation of the Veterans Healthcare System in the late 1990s that dramatically improved the quality of care veterans receive. Among his other senior health executive positions, he was the founding president and CEO of the National Quality Forum, a consensus standards setting organization that promotes health care quality through performance measurement and public reporting. He also has served as Chief Medical Officer for the California Department of Managed Health Care and currently serves as the co-chair of the National Quality Task Force.

Dr. David Armstong

Dr. David Armstong

Dr. Armstrong is Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California. He has produced more than 480 peer-reviewed research papers in dozens of scholarly medical journals as well as over 80 book chapters. He is co-Editor of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Clinical Care of the Diabetic Foot, now in its third edition. Dr. Armstrong is past Chair of Scientific Sessions for the ADA’s Foot Care Council, and a past member of the National Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association.  He sits on the Infectious Disease Society of America’s (IDSA) Diabetic Foot Infection Advisory Committee and is the US appointed delegate to the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF).

Dr. Larry Lavery

Dr. Larry Lavery

Dr. Larry Lavery is a Professor of Plastic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Medical Director of UT Southwestern’s Comprehensive Wound Care Center, and the director of the amputation prevention program at Parkland Memorial Hospital.

Paul Manberg, PhD

Paul Manberg, PhD

Dr. Manberg has four decades of experience leading the regulatory and clinical development programs for a wide range of medical device and pharmaceutical products. He has designed and executed numerous US and international multicenter clinical trials leading to successful product registrations and market adoption activities while holding executive positions at Ares-Serono, Aspect Medical Systems, Covidien, CSA Medical and Health Data Analytics Institute. Since 2011, Dr. Manberg has maintained an active clinical and regulatory strategic consulting practice for early-stage medical industry clients. He received his BS degree in Biology from SUNY-Binghamton and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

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