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About Us

PeerWell proves that surgery recovery begins before surgery. Leveraging evidence-based health science, PeerWell’s PreHab and ReHab app delivers customized daily lessons to those with scheduled surgery. Our program puts patients in control of their surgery outcome and jumpstarts the return to a greater normal. As a healthcare technology startup, we’re passionate about solving real problems for real people in a simple and sustainable way.


Reach us at info@peerwell.co

Team PeerWell

manish shah

Manish
Shah

Manish is a lifelong technologist and entrepreneur. Manish was previously Co-founder of LiveRamp and he's spent 10 years building companies that leverage data to solve problems. Manish is passionate about all aspects of health, from the common cold to the future of genetics.

navin gupta

Navin
Gupta

Navin has been in the healthcare industry for over 10 years leading brands at P&G, Guthy|Renker and Danaher. He has sold everything from shampoo to pregnancy tests. He is passionate about helping people cultivate financial and health literacy.

evan minamoto

Evan
Minamoto

Evan was Palantir's first designer. He spent his time working on Gotham, a product which has saved many lives and billions of dollars. Now, Evan is looking to leverage his experience to create a tool to help individuals become healthier and happier.

mike ryan

Mike
Ryan

Mike has 25 years leading hospitals, health systems, healthcare technology companies including AscensionHealth, HealthTrust, TeamHealth, TransCare & HCA. He’s a health tech pioneer involved with HealthOnline, Drugstore.com, DeskActive and Healthcare.com. Mike served on 60 boards including American Heart Association, American Red Cross and American College of Healthcare Executives Council of Regents.

matthijn dijkstra

Matthijn
Dijkstra

Matthijn is a seasoned full-stack developer who has been developing software applications for nearly a decade. His project experience spans Europe and North America, with big name clients like Porsche. He is an early member of the PeerWell team, building the backend of the iOS and Android app from the ground up.

grace mcclure

Grace
McClure

Grace is a content marketer who's helped startups around the world find their voice and build their audience. Through the written word, she hopes to empower people to take control of their health and have a little fun along the way.

travis schlueter beckner

Travis
Schlueter-Beckner

With over a decade of diverse customer support experience, Travis has rocked his way to the top of world-class teams at Gusto and NBC. As a cancer survivor and four-time hip replacement recoveree, he is passionate about making the healthcare space safer and more human.

jeff greenberg

Jeff
Greenberg

Jeff has decades experience producing innovative technology systems. Besides patents in medical ultrasound imaging and voice technology, he has developed AI systems and delivered products ranging from games to consumer electronics. Jeff is passionate about doing good through medical technology. He also enjoys playing West African drums.

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Advisors

wael barsoum

Dr. Wael
Barsoum

Wael Barsoum, MD, is Vice Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. As an avid researcher and innovator, he is actively involved in the clinical leadership of the department.

His specialty interests include reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee joints, including arthroscopy, minimally invasive surgery of the hip and knee, and primary and revision joint replacements. He leads a productive research team, and he has written several articles and book chapters and has made numerous national and international presentations.

Dr. Barsoum served as Orthopaedic Surgery Chief Resident at Cleveland Clinic from 1999-2000. Following his residency, he completed advanced studies in Adult Reconstructive Surgery as an Otto E. Aufranc Fellow at the New England Baptist Hospital.

charlene frizzera

Charlene
Frizzera

Charlene Frizzera is the former acting administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). Before taking over the top spot at CMS, Charlene was COO, having worked for the federal health care system for more than 30 years. Charlene is President of CF Health Advisors, advising corporate, government and non-for profit organizations about health care policies and reform like bundled payments and CJR. Charlene's unmatched experience makes her one of the most knowledgeable people about Medicare on the planet.

david spiegel

Dr. David
Spiegel

Dr. David Spiegel is Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Director of the Center on Stress and Health at Stanford. He is past President of the American College of Psychiatrists. He has published ten books, 374 scientific journal articles, and 156 book chapters on peer to peer support networks, stress physiology, trauma, and psychotherapy. Dr. Spiegel's research focuses on the relationship between stress and health: including the progression of cancer, the impact of social support on physical health and how people perceive of pain and anxiety.

nima mehran

Dr. Nima
Mehran

Nima Mehran, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and joint replacements. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California, attended the Chicago Medical School and was Chief Resident during his orthopaedic surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Mehran has published several scientific papers and has delivered numerous scientific lectures. He has been on the physician team for the USC Trojan Football team, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Sparks, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, and Anaheim Ducks. Dr. Mehran's passion is using technology to equip patients with everything they need to live life to the fullest.

john tiberi

Dr. John
Tiberi

John Tiberi, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement and reconstruction. He earned his undergraduate degree at The Johns Hopkins University, attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego, and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in hip and knee replacement at Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School. He has made several national scientific podium presentations and has published several scientific studies and book chapters. Dr. Tiberi has a keen interest in improving outcomes in hip and knee replacement patients through improvements both pre-operative preparation and post-operative rehabilitation.

nashina asaria

Nashina
Asaria

Nashina leads commercial and go-to-market efforts at LifeQ Platform--a physiological metrics company that delivers accurate data from connected devices to the medical community. She has also worked directly with Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong as a senior member of Nantworks Inc. Nashina has a passion for digital health and health care startups, acting as both an investor and advisor to a number notable companies in the space, including Focus Motion and TicTrac.

bob rudin

Dr. Bob
Rudin

Dr. Robert S. Rudin is a health services and clinical informatics researcher and software engineer. He has more than a decade of experience investigating healthcare systems. He has led multi-stakeholder assessments of health IT implementations, and designed and developed a range of health IT solutions. Additionally, he has researched health system operations accounting for multiple stakeholders including patients, providers and payers. His work is published in the New England Journal of Medicine and Health Affairs. He has a Ph.D. in management, technology and policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a National Library of Medicine Fellow.

trevor north

Dr. Trevor
North

Dr. Trevor North is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan. Dr. North completed his residency also at Henry Ford Hospital before going on the complete his fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in hip and knee replacement surgery.

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