SAN DIEGO, Dec. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Portable Genomics, a privately held company dedicated to accelerating discovery in precision medicine with a mobile platform for the collection, monitoring and sharing of personal health data on digital devices consequently enabling users to control their personal medical and genomic health data, today announced the appointment of Aarush Manchanda, M.D, Cardiologist as a new investor to its Board of Directors.
"With the addition of Aarush, we will be able to further expand Portable Genomics within the precision medicine market," said Emile Loria, MD, Chairman of the Board. "We are very fortunate to have him by our side. He is bringing talent, expertise and energy as we continue to strengthen the development of our proprietary unique solution to better connect rare disease patients from highly respected foundations within the pharmaceutical industry."
"I am proud to be joining the Portable Genomics' Board of Directors, a company leading the way in combining genomics with electronic digital media to enable convenient collection, visualization and sharing of genomic data," stated Aarush Manchanda.
Portable Genomics' mobile personal health data platform enables users to collect and aggregate data from a variety of sources including genomics providers, electronic medical and healthcare records, and personal electronic monitoring devices. With the Portable Genomics platform, users are in control of the ownership and privacy of their data on their digital device, giving them the ability to share the data with healthcare providers or third parties such as patient groups, research foundations and pharmaceutical companies. By aggregating genomic, medical, healthcare and lifestyle information over time, patient data sets can be analyzed for phenotypic correlations to genetic or environmental factors, providing valuable data for the development of companion diagnostics and therapeutic drug research. The platform also facilitates the development of education solutions for patients regarding their disease condition, underlying risk factors and potential treatment, and lifestyle alternatives.
Dr. Aarush Manchanda received his medical degree from the Maulana Azad Medical College at the University of Delhi, India. He completed internships and residencies at distinguished hospitals and cardiology centers throughout the United States, and has been practicing cardiology and related medicine for 12 years. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, cardiac computed tomography, and echocardiography. He currently works as a staff cardiologist at Cedar City Heart Clinic and as the Medical Director of Cardiovascular Services at Cedar City Hospital in Cedar City, Utah. In this role, he introduced multimodality cardiology imaging, once thought to be only a fantasy for the rural community of Cedar City, into the realm of everyday practice.
He has earned several top awards as a student, resident, and researcher, including the Resident of the Year Award from George Washington University and the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Washington, D.C., and the Best Resident Research Award from Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Aarush is a leader in the medical community providing ongoing education and taking on residents as a chief fellow at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania.
He has been featured in several publications for his knowledge of prevention, cause, and treatment of heart diseases. He is the author of the recently published book, "Your Heart House".
For more information about Aarush Manchanda, M.D visit http://yourhearthouse.com/
About Portable Genomics
Portable Genomics is a San Diego-based digital health company revolutionizing personal medicine with the development and commercialization of a mobile platform that enables users to collect, aggregate and share their valuable medical, genomic, behavior and lifestyle data. Through this technology, Portable Genomics seeks to empower patients to control their data and enable users to share data with healthcare providers, patient groups and life science organizations for improved healthcare and targeted drug discovery. For additional information on Portable Genomics please see www.portablegenomics.com.
Patrick Merel, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO, Portable Genomics
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