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Preventing Foot Amputation in Diabetes Patients

With Jon Bloom, MD

About Jon Bloom, MD

Dr. Jon Bloom is a board-certified physician and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in technology development, patient monitoring, biomedical research, and health care delivery. He is the chief executive officer of Podimetrics, a virtual care management company dedicated to preventing diabetic amputations, one of the most debilitating and costly complications of diabetes. Dr. Bloom was inspired to create a solution to help prevent diabetic foot complications while practicing anesthesia. He frequently treated patients with diabetes who required foot amputations, and knew there had to be a less drastic way to manage common complications of that disease. Dr. Bloom co-founded Podimetrics in 2011 while a student at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Podimetrics combines an FDA-cleared SmartMat™ with wraparound care management to spot early warning signs weeks before they usually would present clinically. By combining cutting-edge technology with best-in-class care management, Podimetrics earns high engagement rates from patients and achieves unparalleled outcomes – keeping vulnerable patients healthy at home and saving limbs, lives, and money. Dr. Bloom served as a Clinical Assistant Professor and staff anesthesiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He also served as the Director of Global Medical Affairs for Covidien’s Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions division in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Bloom is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, completing residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He has co-authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications with a primary focus on health care economics and perioperative complications. Prior to his career in medicine Dr. Bloom studied cytochrome P450 drug metabolism at The Scripps Research Institute.