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Category: Consumer HealthTech
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Vori Health is a specialty medical practice delivering back, neck, and joint care nationwide. With doctor-led care teams and a hybrid network of virtual and in-person musculoskeletal and orthopedic services, Vori Health provides the most convenient way for patients to get appropriate care without bouncing around the healthcare system. In one place, patients get evidence-based treatment from a specialty physician, physical therapist, and health coach who work together to coordinate all aspects of care. Using this holistic model, Vori Health partners with forward-thinking health plans in value-based arrangements, self-funded employers, as well as primary care and surgical practices to drive appropriate, evidence-based care and faster, cost-effective recoveries.
The innovative start-up was founded by Yale-trained neurosurgeon Ryan Grant, MD, and Mary O’Connor, MD, former Chair of Orthopedics at the Mayo Clinic and former Director for the Center for Musculoskeletal Care at Yale. A champion for healthy equity, Dr. O’ Connor also chairs Movement is Life, a national non-profit multi-stakeholder coalition seeking to eliminate disparities in muscle and joint health. Vori Health has won several awards including CB Insights Digital Health 150, NYC Digital Health 100, and most recently, the Employer Health Innovation Roundtable (EHIR) Traction Award.
Muscle & Joint Pain
Vori’s team of board-certified clinicians get to the bottom of your aches and pains with customized care plans that treat the whole you.
Healthy Lifestyle Coaching
Whether you want to improve your sleep, stress, exercise habits, or more, they partner with you to create a better everyday with long-lasting benefits.
Surgery Prep & Recovery
If you need surgery, we’ll work with your surgeon to help you strengthen your mind and body for optimal outcomes and a swift recovery.
Ryan Grant, CEO & Founder
Ryan Grant is the CEO & Founder of Vori Health. He founded the company in 2020. Ryan is on a mission to re-humanize medicine, starting with musculoskeletal issues, and has raised $50M from well-known investors like NEA, AlleyCorp, and Max Ventures to get it done.
Previously, Grant was a neurosurgeon of complex spine at Geisinger and before that a neurosurgeon at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Earlier in his career he founded Digital Orion.
Grant earned an MD from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, an MBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology and an MS and undergraduate degree in cellular & molecular biology from University of Michigan.
Mary O’Connor, Chief Medical Officer & Co-Founder
Dr. O’Connor, co-author of Taking Care of You, is an orthopedic surgeon, health equity leader, healthcare entrepreneur, and former U.S. Olympic athlete (Women’s Rowing, 1980). She is co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Vori Health, a spine and orthopedic telemedicine company on a mission to empower all people to better health.
After a distinguished career at Mayo Clinic where Dr. O’Connor was awarded Professor Emerita status, she went on to lead the Center for Musculoskeletal Care at Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health and was Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Yale School of Medicine. A passionate advocate for health equity, Dr. O’Connor has led the national non-profit coalition, Movement is Life, since its inception in 2010 in its efforts to eliminate musculoskeletal health disparities.
A graduate of Yale University, Dr. O’Connor obtained her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine and completed her orthopedic residency and fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
Akshara Reddy, Chief Strategy Officer
Akshara Reddy is the Chief Strategy Officer at Vori Health, an award-winning, nationwide, virtual-first medical practice offering a holistic approach to musculoskeletal care. Bringing over a decade of leadership experience and a successful track record of driving innovation and growth within Fortune 500 and startup organizations, Reddy oversees Vori’s strategic growth and new product innovation activities to serve the evolving needs of consumers and enterprise customers.
Prior to joining Vori, Reddy was the Head of Strategic Programs and Digital Health at CVS Health/Aetna. Her past work includes forming strategic payer/provider partnerships and joint ventures that advance value-based care and transform the way care is delivered locally. Previously, Reddy held senior advisory and product development roles at Arcadia Healthcare Solutions.
She holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She actively advises early-stage healthcare companies and, as a former tennis professional, enjoys mentoring and coaching tennis players in her community.
Cindy Nguyen, Chief Financial Officer
Cindy Nguyen is the Chief Financial Officer of Vori Health. She first joined the company in 2021.
Previously, Nguyen was a Chief Financial Officer at Ride Health and before that a Chief Financial Officer at Circulation, Inc. Earlier in her career she worked with Senior Whole Health (SWH) as a director of finance and treasurer.
Nguyen earned an undergraduate degree in management and marketing from Bentley University.
David Berzin, Chief Product Officer
David Berzin is the Chief Product Officer of Vori Health. Berzin has 17 years of experience. He began his career in 2005.
Before joining Vori Health, Berzin was a chief product officer at Proper and before that a product lead at Mindbloom. Earlier in his career he worked with The FeedRoom, Inc. as a senior product manager.
Berzin graduated from University of Michigan with an undergraduate degree.
“It’s rewarding to offer quality care that helps patients without unnecessary surgeries or procedures.” – Dave Woznica, MD, Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
“I love bringing high-quality medical care directly to patients’ fingertips. Providing access to the right care at the right time makes a big difference in someone’s life.” – Kaitlyn C. Peters, NP, Lead Nurse Practitioner
“I am inspired by how quickly technology can help patients reach new heights by removing obstacles like the need to drive to a PT clinic.” – Mark Milligan, PT, DPT, Director of Physical Therapy
“Whether your goal is to eat better, exercise more, or manage stress, we can all benefit from a coach on our side! Getting to know each patient is the best part of my job.” – Holly Krymis, LCSW, NBC-HWC, Director of Behavior Change & Health Coaching
“Teaching my patients how to eat instead of what to eat is my passion. With the right tools, everyone can nourish an anti-inflammatory environment in their bodies.” – Christi Bowling, RDN, Director of Nutrition
“My experience with Vori has been world class. I was unsure if tele-physical therapy and coaching would be effective but it’s been so impactful. I’m finding that Vori not only helped me get better physically but also make positive behavior changes in other aspects of my life. I love how convenient it is. My care team is fantastic and truly puts my experience at the center. I highly recommend Vori to anyone and everyone!”
“Most people think virtual therapy is less effective than in-person. That’s not the case with Vori. I’ve been to many other organizations but none are as good as Vori Health!” – Josh, Vori Health member
“I was referred to Vori Health for tennis elbow…The staff was amazing from the beginning. I would 100% recommend them to my family and friends.” – Andrew, Vori Health member
“This program helped me get a piece of myself back.” – Lori, Vori Health member
“The pain in my back was an 8 or 9. By the end, my pain was a big ‘ole 0! Vori got my health back!” – Robert, Vori Health member
“I enjoyed the ability to be assessed for my pain in the comfort of my home or while taking a break from work. The staff was friendly and empathetic while delivering knowledgeable care about my condition.” – Jasmine, Vori Health member