Our Mission

To improve patient outcomes with the most-loved clinician support platform that makes clinicians more efficient and allows organizations to effortlessly standardize care

Avo was built for clinicians, by clinicians.

As an internal medicine physician and clinical informatician, Dr. Joongheum Park (“PJ”), like most clinicians today, became burned out by the large amount of medical knowledge and administrative tasks required of him during his time at New York Presbyterian-Columbia. A self-taught engineer and AI expert, PJ decided to develop software applications that would help him save time and make more informed clinical decisions. While conducting a fellowship at Columbia University in informatics, Dr. Yair Saperstein met PJ and described his frustrations with clinical pathways, having served on the implementation team for multiple Epic go-lives only to realize that clinicians don’t have time to actually use the pathways given to them in the EHR. 

Together, they decided it was time to ditch thousands of pages of PDF guidelines, overwhelming paper protocols, and sticky note reminders, and instead give clinicians an easy way to practice evidence-based care, while also reducing burnout. PJ and Yair teamed up with Laurence Coman, the son of two physicians who had a passion for marrying technology and healthcare, and founded Avo to build technology that transforms the practice of medicine for the better. 

Leadership Team

Dr. Joongheum Park

Founder / Head of Product & Engineering / Chairman

Dr. Yair Saperstein

Founder / CEO

Laurence Coman

Founder / COO

Mark Citrone

Chief Commercial Officer

Shelly Sasson

VP of Marketing

Matt Schwartz

VP of Provider Sales

Shruti Tibrewala

VP of Life Sciences

Dr. Dan Arteaga

Director of Product

Vanessa Knasas

Director of Implementation

Sujeong Hur

Head of Korea Ops

Swain Hwang

Lead Engineer

Eunjoo Cha

Lead Product Designer

Advisory Board

Dr. Bryan Becker

President at Acclaim Physician Group, Ex-CMO at DaVita

Dr. Yolanda Becker

Former Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Surgery at University of Chicago

Dr. David Berger

CEO at University Hospital of Brooklyn

Michael Brandsdorfer

FQHC CFO and Hospital Finance

Nikolai Chowdhury

Sales Exec @ Salesforce, Mobile Expert, Entrepreneur

Mark Clermont

CEO of Cecilia Health, Former CFO of UpToDate

Kristen Crandall

Vice President of Quality and Safety, PM Pediatric Care

Raymond Falci

Former Managing Director of HCIT Banking Group at Cain Brothers

Dr. Gabrielle Hester

Children’s Minnesota, Medical Director of Quality Improvement

Jinha Lee

Cofounder and Chief Product Officer of Spatial, UI/UX Expert

Dr. Adler Perotte

Assistant Professor in Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University

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