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About Us

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

 

Company Overview

Podimetrics is a virtual care management company dedicated to preventing diabetic amputations, one of the most debilitating and costly complications of diabetes. Podimetrics earns high engagement rates from patients and allows clinicians to achieve unparalleled outcomes – keeping vulnerable patients healthy at home and 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

Jon Bloom, MD

Jon Bloom, MD

Chief Executive Officer

Jon Bloom, MD

Dr. Jon Bloom is a board-certified physician and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in technology development, patient monitoring, biomedical research, and health care delivery. He co-founded Podimetrics in 2011 while a student at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and he’s served as our CEO ever since. Dr. Bloom was first inspired to create a solution to help prevent diabetic amputations while practicing anesthesia; he frequently treated patients who required foot amputations, and knew there had to be a less drastic way to prevent diabetic foot complications. He previously served as a Clinical Assistant Professor and staff anesthesiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and as the Director of Global Medical Affairs for Covidien's Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions division. Dr. Bloom has co-authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications with a primary focus on health care economics and perioperative complications. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.
David Linders

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

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.
Kim Carpenter

Kim Carpenter

Vice President, Marketing

Kim Carpenter

Kim is a strategic marketer and brand storyteller with over 20 years of experience. As Vice President, Marketing, she leads Podimetrics’ marketing efforts for patients, providers, and payers, ensuring unfettered access to our solution for our patients. She also plays a leading role in driving our partnership with VA medical centers across the country. With previous experience as a Division VP, Marketing at HCA Healthcare and as an Associate Partner and Executive Vice President at HCB Health, a full-service marketing and advertising health care agency, she is well-versed in building, launching, and growing national and global brands in the fast-changing health care landscape. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising and Journalism from Texas State University.
Lori Hough, RN

Lori Hough, RN

Vice President, Care Management

Lori Hough, RN

Lori is a health care industry executive with extensive experience leading care management operations and programs that make a difference in peoples’ lives nationally, particularly individuals at risk for avoidable health care utilization. As Vice President, Care Management, she leads Podimetrics’ clinical care management work to ensure our services reach high-risk patients. Lori has held care management executive and other leadership roles at payer and provider organizations, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Highmark, Optum, United HealthCare, and Cigna. She holds a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Minnesota, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Olaf College, and a certificate in Case Management Administration.
Brian Rosekrans

Brian Rosekrans

Vice President, Veterans Care Services

Brian Rosekrans

Brian is a sales executive with 18 years of experience in the health care industry. As Vice President, Veteran Care Services, he leads Podimetrics’ partnership with the Veterans Health Administration. With his leadership, Podimetrics has expanded into more than 40 VA medical centers across the country, providing our solution to a particularly high-risk population. Brian brings extensive sales experience to his role, including serving as Senior Regional Business Manager at the Medtronics-owned company Kirton-Bennett, one of the world’s largest ventilator suppliers. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Merchandising Management from Michigan State University.
Simon Salgado

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.
Liz Woodhouse

Liz Woodhouse

Vice President, People

Liz Woodhouse

Liz is a human resources executive and strong employee advocate with over 20 years of experience driving employee performance, growth, and engagement. As Vice President, People, she oversees Podimetrics’ rapid company growth and leads our efforts to recruit, maintain, and support our expanding staff by fostering a work environment based on creativity, inclusion, and diversity. With previous experience at Walden Behavioral Care, Liz understands what it takes to spearhead change management initiatives, decrease turnover, and boost company morale among health care professionals. She holds a Master's degree in Human Resources Management from Emmanuel College, has a Certificate for Professional Human Resources Management from Bentley College, and received her Bachelor of Art in English at the State University of Oneonta.

Advisory Board

Doug Ghertner

Doug Ghertner

Doug Ghertner

Doug Ghertner is a health care executive with more than 25 years of experience in sales and corporate strategy. He currently serves as the CEO of IVX Health, a national provider of infusion and injection therapy for those with complex chronic conditions. He previously held senior leadership positions at CVS Health, Change Healthcare, and Emdeon. Doug holds an MBA from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and a Bachelor’s degree with special attainments in commerce from Washington and Lee University.

David Joyner

David Joyner

David Joyner

David Joyner has more than 35 years of health care experience with extensive knowledge of all payer markets including employers, health plans, and government. He previously served as the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for CVS Caremark and was a member of the Executive Leadership Team for CVS Health, before retiring in 2019. During his tenure, David helped grow CVS Caremark from less than $1 billion in 1993 to more than $140 billion in annualized PBM revenues in 2019. Leading the sales organization for more than 23 years, he’s built a proven record leading businesses and high performance teams through rapid, organic growth. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas Tech University.

Senator Bob Kerrey

Senator Bob Kerrey

Senator Bob Kerrey

Senator Kerrey has decades of public service and health care experience serving vulnerable populations. He served as a U.S. Senator from Nebraska from 1989-2001, where he sat on the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare and regularly fought for equal access to health care for all — including those in rural communities. He’s also a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served as a U.S. Navy SEAL officer and was awarded the Medal of Honor. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a commitment to supporting other veterans and their access to health care. He’s now Managing Director at the investment banking firm Allen & Company LLC, where he backs many innovative health care companies.

Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer

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 Armstrong

Dr. David Armstrong

Dr. David Armstrong

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. Foluso Fakorede

Dr. Foluso Fakorede

Dr. Foluso Fakorede

Dr. Foluso Fakorede is a national leader in the fight to combat diabetic amputations and improve health disparities in underserved communities. He is an endovascular specialist who co-founded and now serves as the CEO of Cardiovascular Solutions of Central Mississippi, which aims to provide access to quality health care for all. He is also CEO of Fusion Vascular, an outpatient lab focused on preventive vascular medicine and limb salvage. He has continually advocated for underserved populations, securing the introduction of Congressional legislation to prevent diabetic amputations and address racial disparities through additional screening and other resources. Dr. Fakorede earned his medical degree from the UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and his Bachelor of Art in biology from Rutgers University.

Dr. Larry Lavery

Dr. Larry Lavery

Dr. Larry Lavery

Dr. Larry Lavery is an internationally recognized expert in diabetic foot complications and prevention strategies. He is a Professor of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Medical Director of the Diabetic Limb Salvage program at Parkland Memorial Hospital, and member of the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot. His research focuses on the full range of wound care solutions, and he’s been at the forefront of expanding options for patients in North Texas. He earned his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University and his Bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Indiana University.

Dr. Paul Manberg

Dr. Paul Manberg

Dr. Paul Manberg

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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