Our Vision

The Vital Sign of Well-Being
is our guiding vision at Vital Start Health
Our focus is on complete well-being & mental health as the fifth Vital Sign, clinically guided, measurable and personalized for each person at every stage of their care journey

Core Principles

Quality

Science backed, Safety, Privacy, Security HIPAA,HITRUST

Effectiveness

Targeted, engaging, patient-centered treatment

Intelligence

Smart, innovative, AI enabled, addressing current barriers

Key Awards & Accomplishments

Passion to Succeed

Our Team

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Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Kirthika Parmeswaran

“Close to a million women each year suffer from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders including postpartum depression but less than half get any treatment at all. I know because I was one of them.  I am passionate about this issue and want to address this through Vital Start” 

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Founder & Chief Scientific Advisor

Dr. John Chuo

“I have been a doctor for 25 years and a neonatologist for the last 15 years. I have seen firsthand how the wellbeing of the parents can impact the outcomes of the child. I am interested in addressing this and I think we have a great product to do this at Vital Start

Advisory & Research

Michael Thase, MD
Michael Thase, MD is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Section. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and President of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology.
Pam Geller, PhD
Pam Geller, PhD is Director, Clinical Training and Associate Professor of Ob/Gyn and Public Health at Drexel. She leads the Women’s Health Psychology Lab and has conducted extensive research in postpartum stress as part of the Mother-Baby Connections program and being involved in the newborn care projects at the CHOP NICU.
Amy Wenzel, Ph.D, ABPP
Amy Wenzel, Ph.D, ABPP is a licensed clinical psychologist, director of the Main Line Center for Evidence-Based Psychotherapy, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, adjunct faculty at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Affiliate at the Postpartum Stress Center.
Lisa Wittmer, PhD
Lisa Wittmer, PhD is the Chief Development Officer of VenatoRx, President & Founder of Theorogen and is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at PCI Ventures*. She has a doctorate from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and has been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow at Duke University School of Medicine.

Software & Services

We are growing! We are actively recruiting top-notch product & engineering talent and exploring partnership with mental health practitioners to make this vision a reality.