digital health hires and departures

By Dave Muoio 04:11 pm March 24, 2020
Digital pediatric-behavioral-health company Cognoa announced today the appointment of David Happel as its new CEO. He comes from biopharmaceutical company Chrono Therapeutics, which he led as president, CEO and director, as well as stints at Horizon Therapeutics, Raptom Pharma, Allergen Research Corporation and others. Brent Vaughan, Cognoa's cofounder and former CEO, will be serving in an...
By MobiHealthNews 03:36 pm January 29, 2020
New York-based startup Nomad Health, a company that makes an online platform for healthcare job-seekers and employers, has appointed Liming Zhao as its first chief technology officer. Previously holding similar posts at Frontier Signal (which he cofounded) and Compass, Zhao will be heading up the employment marketplace’s engineering, data science, IT and security efforts, and will also be helping...
By Dave Muoio 03:03 pm November 5, 2019
Friday marked the end of Dr. Ned Sharpless’ time as acting commissioner of the FDA, with President Donald Trump pointing to Dr. Stephen Hahn, currently the chief medical officer of MD Anderson Cancer Center, as his official appointment for the role on Friday. Assistant Secretary for health at HHS Dr. Brett Giroir will act as the agency’s new acting head. “With Dr. Sharpless at the helm, the FDA...
By Dave Muoio 03:20 pm August 20, 2019
Trouble in Cupertino. Morale is low and tensions are high within Apple’s health team, where conflicting ideas and strategies have led to a number of high-profile departures, according to a new report from CNBC. While the company’s primary focus has so far been on new features for generally healthy users, anonymous employees said that some team members wanted to tackle major healthcare challenges...
By Laura Lovett 04:10 pm August 14, 2019
Dr. David Rhew has announced that he is leaving Samsung, where he served as the chief medical officer and VP of Enterprise Healthcare, to join Microsoft as the new chief medical officer and VP of healthcare at the Worldwide Commercial Business division. According to a Microsoft blog post announcing his new position, Rhew holds six U.S. patents for clinical decision support systems,...
By Laura Lovett 04:25 pm July 26, 2019
Verily’s Luba Greenwood has told MobiHealthNews that she left the Alphabet subsidiary to pursue lecturing at Harvard University as well continue her work on several boards.  Greenwood took up her role at Verily, where she served as business development manager, in February of 2018. According to Verily officials Greenwood left the company in April. In a recent interview with MobiHealthNews,...
By Dave Muoio 03:36 pm July 11, 2019
Telehealth and mail-order health and wellness consumer brands Hims & Hers have been joined by Dr. Pat Carroll. Formerly a chief medical officer at Walgreens and a 20,000-patient primary care group, Carroll take on a similar role for the growing startup. “Our vision is an ecosystem where people have plenty of options to get the care that’s right for them. Depending on what they need, that...
By Jonah Comstock 03:23 pm May 29, 2019
Even as Amazon ramps up its marketing efforts for PillPack, potential competitor Blink Health is hoping to get ahead with the announcement of three new hires — from Amazon. Bharath Chinamanthur, Blink’s new EVP of engineering and operations, spent 11 years in leadership roles at Amazon. Christopher Plambeck, who joins as SVP of data sciences and monetization, spent five years at Amazon and...
By Laura Lovett 11:16 am May 23, 2019
Two months after stepping down from his role as the FDA Commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb has announced he is joining the venture firm NEA, Axios first reported. Gottlieb worked for the life science investing firm prior to his time heading the regulatory agency.  “I'm delighted to rejoin the venture capital firm @NEA where I worked for a decade prior to my most recent government service; and help...
By Dave Muoio 11:09 am February 4, 2019
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, formerly an acting assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services and the chief of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, has joined digital venture platform LRVHealth as an executive advisor. “My entire career has been focused on improving the health of people and communities by catalyzing solutions to address...