Former Chief Medical Officer at on-demand healthcare guidance platform, Well, appointed at Withings.
Withings, a pioneer of the connected health movement, today announced the appointment of Shikha Anand, MD MPH as Chief Medical Officer. Withings provides personal health data and insights to millions of people worldwide through an award-winning ecosystem
of health tracking devices and is the producer of the top-selling connected scale in the US. The company has raised $60M in 2020 to accelerate its US healthcare strategy and develop its next generation of devices.
In her role, Dr. Anand will help Withings bring more clinical-grade medical devices into the home as well as develop solutions for medical professional audiences. Dr. Anand will also lead the company’s clinical strategy, playing an integral part in research and the regulatory process.
Dr. Anand has over 15 years of experience developing innovations and systems that improve health. Her leadership experience includes public health, research, consumer health technology, and clinical informatics. Prior to joining Withings, Anand served as the Chief Medical Officer at Well, the on-demand healthcare guidance platform. At Well, she focused on developing individualized health technology and human support to empower participants to reach their goals. She also led health innovation initiatives at Federally Qualified Health Centers, at Aetna/ CVS, with state and federal agencies, and in Walmart’s Care Clinics.
“Dr. Anand’s achievements within the medical field along with her patient-focused goals align with our mission and company values here at Withings. Her work with clinical and patient-generated data to build products that help people improve health behaviors and outcomes makes her the perfect candidate for the Chief Medical Officer role,” said Mathieu Letombe, CEO of Withings. “We are eager to tap into her vast community health experience to make Withings products equally accessible and relevant for individuals worldwide.”
As Withings deepens its ongoing healthcare strategy, Dr. Anand’s role will be to advance the company’s US focus by driving innovation through a medical product roadmap strategy that provides in-depth health insights to millions of consumers. She will also deliver medical guidance to Withings Health Solutions team, a dedicated business-to-business division that works with medical professionals, disease
management programs, coaching platforms, and researchers to leverage Withings devices and data analytics. Health Solutions has led strong partnerships with diabetes prevention programs in the United States and has supported research in prestigious institutions such as Harvard Medical school, Scripps, Stanford, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Anand will use her clinical, research, and data science expertise to lead Withings initiatives to develop novel technology and algorithms to screen, diagnose, and monitor chronic medical and behavioral health conditions. “I’m thrilled to join Withings to lead its medical strategy. Throughout my career I have been committed to advancing consumer access to actionable health data,” said Dr. Shikha Anand, Chief Medical Officer of Withings. “I look forward to utilizing my past experience to create a successful ecosystem that can be leveraged in other areas of the connected health movement.”
For more information on the Withings team and its portfolio of connected health products, please visit: www.withings.com.