Bodymatter, Inc., a company aiming to accelerate the more effective prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, today announced that its Medical Advisory Board member, Dr. Eugene Spiritus, has joined the company's leadership team as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Spiritus served as UC Irvine Medical Center's Chief Medical Officer for nearly 14 years, where he was responsible for improving patient health outcomes. Dr. Spiritus is also the former President of Medical Staff of St. Joseph Hospital, now one of the largest hospital systems in California.
“Dr. Spiritus shares in our company’s founding vision of individual empowerment through technology,” said Ryan Archdeacon, co-founder and chief technology officer of Bodymatter. “Ultimately, we believe that digital technology offers ways to better engage people in their own cardiovascular health and solve fundamental shortcomings of the current healthcare system. We are excited to join forces with Eugene and I very much look forward to working together.”
For nearly four decades, Dr. Spiritus has been privileged to serve countless patients as a clinician, educator and administrator. He brings a wealth of clinical experience to augment the Bodymatter team's technical expertise.
"When it comes to treating chronic cardiovascular conditions such as hypertension, we must do better,” said Dr. Spiritus. “Treating these conditions requires a patient centric approach that focuses on engagement and providing tools that give immediate feedback. Unfortunately, our Healthcare system has fallen short. Digital technology offers answers that Bodymatter is uniquely positioned to address. At Bodymatter, we view patients as people first. We’re developing products that remove barriers to engagement by making it easier for people to check their cardiovascular health status anytime, anywhere.”
Bodymatter is a cardiovascular data analytics company focused on patient engagement located in Irvine, California. The company was founded in 2016 with a mission to develop digital health tools and programs that can help people achieve better health outcomes. The team at Bodymatter believes that today’s smartphones and wearables remain vastly underutilized in their potential to help people build healthier lives. For more information, please visit https://www.bodymatter.io/.