About MyArthritisRx

MyArthritisRx was created to establish an innovative, evidence-based arthritis self-management program with the goal of empowering you to take control of your arthritis and achieve lasting results. Our platform, developed by world-class experts in arthritis care, provides you with tools that combine science with social support and technology to help you feel better.

About Our Founding Team

  • Over 100 years of combined experience
  • Over 1000 publications on Arthritis
  • Over 30,000 patients seen

Our founding team has over 30 years of experience in arthritis care and research at academic medical centers across the country. Our digital platform lets patients self-evaluate their stage of degenerative arthritis and access a personalized care pathway. This allows patients to manage their condition while avoiding unnecessary treatments, reduce their out-of-pocket costs and increase satisfaction.

Our Leadership Team

  • Raj Karia is Research Assistant Professor at New York University Langone Medical Center Orthopedic Hospital and the Director of the Center for Clinical Research in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. His research interests include patient engagement and the use of technology for population health. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received his Masters in Public Health from Dartmouth Medical School. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles and received federal funding to support his research interests.

    Raj Karia

    Chief Executive Officer
  • Richard Iorio is the William and Susan Jaffe Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at New York University Langone Medical Center Orthopedic Hospital and Chief of Adult Reconstruction at NYU Langone. He co-founded Labrador Healthcare Consulting Services, Responsive Risk Solutions, and the Value Based Healthcare Consortium in 2015. He is a graduate of Harvard University, Boston University School of Medicine and practiced at Lahey Clinic for 21 years before coming to New York in 2012. Dr. Iorio has published over 160 papers, written 23 Book Chapters and participated in 25 funded grants. He was awarded the Lahey Clinic Research Award in 2008, the AAHKS Clinical Research Award in 2013, the Otto Aufranc Award from the Hip Society in 2014, the Kilfoyle Award from NEOS in 2000 and 2015, the Stinchfield Award from the Hip Society in 2016 and several AAOS Research Awards.

    Richard Iorio

    Chief Medical Officer
  • Thomas A. Einhorn, M.D. is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at New York University and Director of Clinical and Translational Research Development at New York University Langone Medical Center Orthopedic Hospital. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and Cornell Medical College, he completed his internship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, orthopaedic residency at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, and a fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery. His professional interests include research into the role of stem cells in orthopaedic surgery, the repair and regeneration of bone and cartilage, reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee, and the treatment of metabolic bone diseases. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine, Chairman of the Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Study Section of the National Institutes of Health, President of the Orthopaedic Research Society, President of the International Society for Fracture Repair, Vice Chair for Grants of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), and Chairman of both the Committee on Examinations and the Council on Research and Scientific Affairs of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. His awards include the Marshall R. Urist Award and the Alfred R. Shands, Jr. Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), the Distinguished Investigator Award from the ORS/OREF, the Kappa Delta Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Dr. Marian Ropes Physician Achievement Award from the Arthritis Foundation and the Marshall Schiff Award from the American College of Rheumatology. He has authored over 240 peer-reviewed articles, is currently the Editor of JBJS Reviews, and his career goals are dedicated to exploring the role of regenerative medicine in orthopaedic surgery.

    Thomas Einhorn

    Chief Scientific Officer
  • Dr. Band is the Chief Executive Officer of CytoDel LLC, an early stage biopharmaceutical company spun out of technology he co-developed at NYU. CytoDel has engineered recombinant derivatives of botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) to create therapeutic fusion proteins, which are designed to deliver single chain antibodies to the inside of neurons. CytoDel’s lead product, Cyto-111, is the first drug ever to reverse symptoms of botulism in animals. Dr. Band is also the Research Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Biochemistry, and Molecular Pharmacology at New York University School of Medicine. He is a widely acknowledged as an expert on osteoarthritis, the extracellular matrix, hyaluronan, synovial fluid and intra-articular injection therapies. He spent eighteen years managing Research and Development at Biomatrix, an NYSE biotechnology company now owned by Sanofi. He founded and directed the Clinical Research Center at the New York University Orthopedic Hospital, and was a co-founder of the Joint Preservation and Arthritis Center. He is an author of approximately 70 peer-reviewed publications, numerous book chapters, and an inventor on 14 issued US patents and multiple foreign patents.

    Philip Band

    Chief Research Officer
  • Manish Maheshwary, the founder of multiple Global companies, delivered his first technology solution twenty one years ago and has not looked back since. Manish was drawn to the power of technology and the ability it has to change people's lives. His passion for sharing his knowledge has garnered him invitations to appear in various technology symposiums. As an entrepreneur, he has taken his technology solutions business from 2 employees to a 300 person company that does business internationally with some of the largest global brands. From an outsiders perspective, it may have seemed like it was an overnight success, but it was his and his team's passion and determination to go above and beyond that allowed him to deliver innovative and advanced solutions that were uncharted waters for many of his competitors and clients. He delivers award winning globally localized solutions that integrate across various platforms. His companies have developed numerous mobile applications and websites, including mobile e-commerce. These solutions have been highlighted by Microsoft for their innovative implementation of Technology. Today, his company focuses on new emerging technologies in AI and Robotics and connecting these technologies with consumer engagement to develop adaptive communication with customers.
    He started a creative digital agency named Aumcore, which already has grown across 5 countries and services clients across all continents. Aumcore has delivered everything from successful advertising campaigns to global branding solutions. Recently, Appnova, a fashion ecommerce specialized creative agency, merged with the companies. Through all his ideas and concepts, Manish has helped shape changes in certain industries by connecting and empowering customers with information at their fingertips.

    Manish Maheshwary

    Chief Technology Officer
  • Dr. Zhou is the Data Group Lead in the Clinical Genomics Informatics at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is in charge of managing and exploring large patient data, including NGS (next generation sequence) and EHR (electronic health record) data from Mount Sinai Hospital. Prior to join Mount Sinai, Dr. Zhou was the Clinical Information Technology Director in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at New York Langone Medical Center. He built the patient reported outcome (PRO) system for the hospital, which is still used daily by physicians and patients from multiple departments as part of standard care. Dr. Zhou received his PhD degree from Columbia University on biomedical informatics and computational biology. He is experienced in building complicated healthcare IT platforms, data mining and developing predictive models from large data.

    Sean Zhou

    Chief Data Scientist

Clinical and Scientific Partners

  • Eric J. Strauss is an Associate Professor at New York University Langone Medical Center Orthopedic Hospital in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has a clinical focus on cartilage restoration, meniscus surgery and the arthroscopic treatment of orthopaedic pathology affecting the knee, shoulder, elbow and hip. After graduating AOA with honors in research from the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Dr. Strauss performed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases where he received numerous awards for both basic science and clinical orthopaedic research. He is an active contributor to the orthopaedic surgery literature, and has published more than 50 journal articles and book chapters to help advance the field of sports medicine.

    Eric J. Strauss

    Associate Professor, Sport Medicine
  • Joseph Bosco is a Professor at New York University Langone Medical Center Orthopedic Hospital and the Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. His specialties include orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and hip and knee reconstruction. He received his MD degree from the University of Vermont and was certified for orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He has been named as a Top Doctor by New York Magazine for 10+ years and is nationally recognized as an expert on quality and healthcare policy.

    Joseph Bosco

    Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
  • Joseph D. Zuckerman is the Walter A.L. Thompson Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at New York University Langone Medical Center Orthopedic Hospital and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. His research focuses on the outcomes of shoulder replacement surgery, treatments for shoulder fractures in older adults, and methods to improve orthopedic resident education. He graduated from Cornell University, received his MD degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and completed his residency at the University of Washington and a fellowship at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, has co-authored 14 textbooks, published over 350 publications, and has performed more than 5,000 shoulder, hip and knee replacements.

    Joseph D. Zuckerman

    Professor and Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Laith M. Jazrawi is an Associate Professor at New York University Langone Medical Center Orthopedic Hospital and the Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. His areas of research include the development of advanced arthroscopic techniques in the management of shoulder, elbow and knee disorders, cartilage repair, running injuries, and maximizing athletic performance. He received his MD degree from Mount Sinai School Of Medicine, completed his residency at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, and was certified for orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He has been named as a Top Doctor by New York Magazine, is the Team Physician for New York University and Long Island University Athletics, and is a leading specialist in cartilage transplant surgery.

    Laith M. Jazrawi

    Professor, Chief of Sports Medicine
  • Thomas Errico, MD, is the chief of the division of spine surgery with the New York University Langone Medical Center in the department of orthopedic surgery. He is also an associate professor of orthopedic and neurosurgery at the New York University School of Medicine. During his career, Dr. Errico has been president of the North American Spine Society and International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery. He has been on the board of directors for the World Spine Society. He has a professional interest in treating patients with scoliosis, kyphosis, stenosis, trauma, tumors and infections of the spinal column. During his career, Dr. Errico has been recognized with Castle Connolly's Top Doctors award, Compassionate Doctor Recognition and Patients' Choice Award. He holds patents for innovative spinal instrumentation. Dr. Errico earned his medical degree from Jersey Medical School and completed his orthopedic residency at NYU Medical Center. His additional training includes a spine surgery fellowship at Toronto General Hospital in Canada.

    Thomas Errico

    Professor, Chief of Spine Surgery
  • William Oswald PT, DPT, OCS, Dip MDT is a Physical therapist and Clinical Faculty at NYU Langone Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. He is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the APTA and a Credentialed Clinical Instructor. In 2013, Dr. Oswald received a diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through the McKenzie Institute international. He is a Manager of Ambulatory Service Operations within Faculty Group Practice at NYU Langone Health. William Oswald has publications in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, and Pain Journal. The 2010 article in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy won the John Medeiros Award for the most impactful study of the year. Dr. Oswald graduated from New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Master’s degree in Physical therapy in 2001 and received his doctoral degree in Physical therapy in 2006. His professional area of specialty and clinical interest include management of mechanical spine and extremity disorders.

    William G. Oswald

    Clinical Faculty, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

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