SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fruit Street Health (Fruit Street), today announced that it has appointed a group of well-respected physicians and professionals across the medical industry to its advisory board.
Among the advisory board members are leading doctors and physicians, whose reach expands across all major markets in the United States, as well as internationally in Europe and Asia.
Bios and background information for each advisory board member is available at Fruit Street's website.
The list of members includes: Asif Ali, MD, Chief Medical Officer; Valerie Bauer, MD; Tara Mardigan, MS, MPH, RD; Frances Ilozue; Hatem Abou-Sayed, MD, MBA, FACS; Maulik Purohit, MD, MPH; Omar Faruk, MD; Patrick Tyrance, M.D., M.P.P.; Ravi K. Kamepalli, MD, FIDSA, CWS; Samir Bhatt; Adam J. Hedaya, MD; Jaime Wong, MD, MBA, FRCSC, FACS; James P. Mason; R. James Toussaint, MD; Jed Shapiro, MD; Matthew D. Epstein, MD; Michael F. Mascia, MD, MPH; Neal Agarwale, MD; Dr. Peter Ting; Robert V Kelly, MD, MBA, FRCPI, FACC, FESC; Rogerio Teixeira da Silva, MD, PhD; Stacy J. Childs, MD, FACS; Krish Tangella, MD, MBA, FCAP; Dr. Stephen M. Dahmer; Christopher F. Meatto, Esq.
Additionally, Fruit Street announced that it has opened its operational headquarters at the Topline Technology Incubator in the Office Campus at Marina Bay, to support the company's continued expansion in advance of its public launch, which is expected to take place in the coming months. The new office is located in Richmond, CA, right along the San Francisco Bay, and gives Fruit Street access to the medical, technology and business communities on the West Coast. The headquarters, which will be led by Fruit Street CEO Laurence Girard, will also give the company on-ground support with a variety of key clients and stakeholders located in the San Francisco Bay area.
"We are encouraged by all of the momentum and the positive traction we've been able to gain over the past several months as we work diligently to roll-out our technology to the public," said Laurence Girard, Founder and CEO of Fruit Street Health. "The combination of our advisory board members' expertise and credentials, along with our physical presence in the San Francisco Bay area, has benefitted us significantly and positions Fruit Street as one of the most unique and innovative telemedicine platforms for both patients and healthcare providers. The entrepreneurial founders of Topline have created an excellent environment for a start-up to scale its revenues and that will be one of our focus points over the coming months."
This news comes on the heels of last month's announcement that Fruit Street had raised a $500,000 round of seed investment, led by a series of individual investors, the majority of whom are prominent physicians. In addition to funding operations and marketing functions, the investment will be used to fuel the development of Fruit Street's upcoming technology platform launch, which is anticipated to go live in the coming months.
The concept behind the Fruit Street platform has already generated buzz from the medical and healthcare community for its vision to help patients live a healthier lifestyle while enabling healthcare providers to connect with patients using video, wearable mobile technologies and other telemedicine components.
For more information on Fruit Street Health, and to sign-up for updates in advance of the company's launch, please visit www.fruitstreet.com.
ABOUT FRUIT STREET HEALTH:
Fruit Street Health is a new digital wellness and telemedicine platform which helps patients live a healthier lifestyle while enabling healthcare providers to connect with patients using telemedicine and wearable mobile technologies. Fruit Street Health's platform is expected to launch in late 2014. For more details, please visit www.fruitstreet.com.
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