AppliedVR is the leader in therapeutic virtual reality, transforming healthcare through the power of pixels. Since its founding in 2015, appliedVR has delivered scientifically designed and validated digital health solutions to over 30,000 patients in more than 250 hospitals and in 8 countries globally. The company’s leading digital wellness platform has been used to impact chronic pain as well as acute pain and anxiety experiences before, after, and during surgery, child labor, oncology infusions, emergency room procedures, and rehabilitation sessions. The appliedVR approach is inspired by over 30 years of academic research, shaped by leading scientific VR luminaries and distinguished medical thought leaders. Through our pipeline of medical and consumer products, we aim to build the de facto digital pain management platform and establish a new treatment paradigm for pain management in the hospital, clinic, and at home.
AppliedVR was co-founded by experienced technology entrepreneurs, who teamed with world-renowned healthcare practitioners and academics, to create true societal change. We look for people who are: empathic (we truly care about making an impact in others’ lives), entrepreneurial (we are solution oriented…where others see obstacles, we see opportunity), and who believe in evidence and continuous improvement (we are perpetually learning and pushing to improve ourselves, our products and our service).
Previously cofounder and CEO of Outcast Media International (sold to Verifone). McDonald’s New Ventures EIR, private equity at Triumph Capital Group and investment banking at DLJ. MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Previously CEO of health startup Cycle House and head of digital for fast growth wellness company, ViSalus. MBA in global business from IAE in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
CEO & Chairman of Lieberman Research Worldwide. Member of World Presidents Organization and CEO. Previous BOD for Royce Medical and head of marketing for division of (at the time) $3B health services company.
Beth Darnall is Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine; Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (by courtesy); and Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute (affiliate faculty). She is a scientist, pain psychologist, and Principal Investigator for NIH and PCORI-funded randomized controlled studies that investigate behavioral medicine strategies for pain and opioid reduction. Author/co-author of 5 books on acute and chronic pain management and opioid reduction, she spoke at the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on the psychology of pain relief.
Chief Medical Officer
Board certified orthopedic surgeon with experience in pain management. CEO of Orthopedic Surgery Specialists and Managing Director of Buena Vista Surgery Center. MD from UCSF. MBA from UC Irvine.
Chief Strategy Officer
Joe Powers has been leading digital health programs in pharma, academia and in various startups for 20 years. He is the Chief Strategy Officer at AppliedVR, where he is responsible for the company’s digital medicine and healthcare strategy. Joe's digital health background includes work on pioneering efforts in precision medicine, telehealth, mhealth and connected health solutions.
Senior designer, researcher and content producer out of University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts and Creative Media & Behavioral Health Center. PhD in Design and MSc in Sound Design from from the University of Edinburgh
VP of Market Access, Reimbursement & Government Affairs
Everett has significant experience in developing and executing innovative reimbursement, pricing, HEOR, and managed markets commercialization and launch strategies. Proven expertise and leadership in launching and commercializing novel oral, injectable, inhaled, and digital therapeutics as well as drug-device combinations used to treat rare and common diseases.
VP of Product
Aaron Robin is a product-focused technologist and healthcare entrepreneur. Prior to joining AppliedVR, Aaron founded and served as CEO of mental health startup iExhale. During this time he oversaw the launch of a HIPAA compliant platform that allowed adolescents to receive therapy on demand, as well as a mood measurement tool that utilized data to improve users' mental health. In addition to his work at iExhale, as well as advising numerous on demand and healthcare related startups, Aaron also launched a non-profit focused on providing people with addiction issues accessible treatment options.
Chief Operations Officer
As a passionate entrepreneur and leader, Oliver thrives on building scalable operations and strong work culture in fast paced environments. Prior to joining AppliedVR, he co-founded Outcast Media International, served as Move.com's Head of Imaging. Most recently, he led Operations for Verifone's Digital Media Division.
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