picture of the folks who are helping prepare you for joint replacement surgery

Eliminating the burden of pain and immobility.

At PeerWell, we want to reduce the effects of pain and immobility at scale.

PeerWell is a recovery platform that helps people optimize for surgery and get to the root cause of pain and immobility. PeerWell’s accessible digital solution helps people recover faster with devices they already own, safely from home.

At $190 billion per year, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) account for 10% of all healthcare spending in the US—more than all cancers combined. For employers, MSD’s account for approximately 16% of total healthcare budgets.

Patients and injured workers that use PeerWell’s digital PreHab and ReHab programs are active participants in their health, experience a lower risk recovery, have fewer complications, and return-to-work faster.

685+

large employers active with PeerWell

$2,300+

validated savings per patient, per episode

1,000+

data points collected per patient, per episode

93%

patient satisfaction scores

The biggest and brightest use PeerWell

We work with leaders in workers comp and disability, third party administrators, Fortune 500 companies, large scale employers, top orthopedic groups, pharmaceutical companies, public and private hospitals and clinics & more.

PeerWell in the press

Our Leadership Team

PeerWell’s co-founders are previous founders and early members of two multi-billion dollar companies. You could say we know a good idea (and good talent) when we see it.

manish shah

Manish
Shah

Co-Founder, CEO

Manish is a lifelong technologist and entrepreneur. Manish was previously co-founder of LiveRamp ($RAMP). He is passionate about building companies that leverage data to solve real-world issues in healthcare. When Manish isn’t steering the PeerWell ship, he’s eating pie with his young son, Bodhi.

evan minamoto

Evan
Minamoto

Co-Founder, Head of Design

Evan was Palantir's first designer. He spent his time working on Gotham, a product which has saved many lives and billions of dollars. Evan, a stickler for clean lines and minimalist design, is leveraging his experience to create an intuitive platform that helps people become healthier and happier. When Evan isn’t illustrating “Pixar” worthy creatives, he’s building a deck with his Dad (don’t ask him if it’s done yet).

jeff greenberg

Jeff
Greenberg

CTO

Jeff has decades of experience producing innovative technology systems. Jeff holds patents in medical ultrasound imaging and voice technology, has also developed AI systems, and has delivered a wide-range of products (from games to consumer electronics). Jeff is not a computer but a human being who cares deeply about doing good through medical technology. Oh, he also plays West African drums and is a bit of a hippy (although he cut the long hair years ago).

matthijn dijkstra

Matthijn
Dijkstra

Head Developer

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 sexy, 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. Matthijn, based in Amsterdam, knows a good waffle when he sees one and demands that fries be served with mayo.

grace mcclure

Grace
McClure

Head of Content & Marketing

Grace is a content marketer who's helped numerous startups around the world, from travel to ecommerce, find their voice and build a dedicated audience and brand. She hopes to empower people to take control of their health and have a little fun along the way. When she’s not penning health-related content or building marketing strategy, she’s singing (original) songs to her Boston Terrier, Dewey.

sonali desai

Maria
Fossbakk

Head of Customer Success and Implementations

Maria has 15+ years of experience in customer support and success. Maria is with our customers (and patients) each step of the way to ensure they get the most out of PeerWell. To put it simply, at PeerWell she’s a lot of people’s “go-to” person. When she’s not supporting teams, she explores her cool new hometown of Austin, Texas.

brian reece

Brian
Reece

Head of Employer Service

Brian’s sales experience spans almost two decades and has focused around healthcare, workers’ compensation, and benefits. Brian is the go-to-guy for developing and deploying PeerWell’s go to market strategy and bringing clients to Peerwell. When Brian isn’t making things happen, he’s volunteering over 500+ hours a year coaching both his daughters and his son in football and in soccer.

Do you revel in the idea of building something BIG? Want to reshape the foundations of healthcare?

We are looking for passionate people.

Advisors

We’re lucky enough to have an all-star team of advisors. From a former Administrator at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to several top board-certified orthopedic surgeons (and beyond), we get high advice from high places.

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.

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 the former 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.

navin gupta

Navin
Gupta

Navin has been in the healthcare industry for over 12+ years leading brands at P&G, Guthy|Renker and Danaher. He has sold everything from shampoo to pregnancy tests, but is most passionate about helping people cultivate health literacy. Navin is based in NYC, where he’s up on the latest health crazes (no, he doesn’t go to SoulCycle...yet).

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 Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, and more.

john tiberi

Dr. John
Tiberi

John Tiberi, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement and reconstruction. He 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. Dr. Tiberi has a keen interest in improving outcomes in hip and knee replacement patients through 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 of notable companies in the space, including Focus Motion and TicTrac.

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 at Henry Ford Hospital and his fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in hip and knee replacement surgery. Dr. North was the research resident of the year in his final year of residency and winner of the Henry Ford research symposium. Dr. North has tailored his research to focus on improving patient outcomes.

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 has served on over 60 boards including American Heart Association, American Red Cross and American College of Healthcare Executives Council of Regents.

michael lau

Michael
Lau

Michael Lau, PT, DPT, CSCS is an Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in sports and orthopedics. He earned his undergraduate degree at UCLA and attended the USC for his Doctoral studies. He currently works with many athletes for performance training and rehab in addition to post-surgical patients through his work with the Providence St. John’s Health System at Performance Therapy. Michael’s passion is educating the public about the benefits of implementing physical therapy before surgery.

craig lindell

Craig
Lindell

Craig is a physical therapist that works for Aspire Physical Therapy & Sports Performance and is a co-founder of The Prehab Guys. He currently practices primarily in orthopedics and sports performance. Craig has a passion for golf and helping individuals get back on the course following an injury or surgery.

arash maghsoodi

Arash
Maghsoodi

Arash Maghsoodi earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California and his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from San Diego State University. He is a co-founder of The Prehab Guys, and is currently working for Wehner & Associates physical therapy. He currently practices primarily in the orthopedics and sports setting.

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