SEATTLE, Feb. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Persona™ nutrition, the leading personalized vitamin program, today welcomes Robin West, M.D., chairman of Inova Sports Medicine and head physician for the Washington Nationals and Washington Redskins professional sports teams, to its medical advisory board. Dr. West will provide expert insight into sports nutrition research to help innovate new performance-focused nutrition programs for Persona's subscribers.
"We are honored to have Dr. West lend her extensive medical experience to our customers' wellness journeys," said Jason Brown, founder and CEO at Persona nutrition. "Dr. West's contributions will impact millions of Americans who want to optimize their daily nutrition. Whether you're a weekend warrior or a serious athlete, our medical advisory board is leveraging the latest nutrition research coupled with decades of patient experience to guide us in creating the highest quality and most precise nutrition recommendations for our vitamin pack subscribers."
About Robin West, M.D.
Dr. West is a board-certified orthopaedic and sports medicine surgeon. She has more than 15 years of clinical experience and has a special interest in the prevention and management of all athletic injuries. Dr. West currently serves as the lead team physician for the Washington Nationals and the head team physician for the Washington Redskins. She is an associate professor at both Georgetown University Medical Center and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.
As the chairman of Inova Sports Medicine, Dr. West directs the clinical, strategic, administrative and academic affairs of the program. Her goal is to provide patients of all ages and abilities unparalleled care in sports medicine. She has built a premier, integrative sports medicine program that focuses on injury prevention, recovery, performance and nutrition.
She currently serves on the board of the NFL Physicians Society and is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA).
A competitive athlete herself, Dr. West has completed a half Ironman, multiple marathon and triathlon races – understanding first-hand the importance of performance nutrition.
"I'm pleased to join a well-regarded and esteemed group of professionals who are transforming nutrition – one personalized pack at a time," commented West. "I live by the mantra that good nutrition is wise medicine. Take care of your mind and body. It's the only place that you have to live in."
Dr. West joins Persona's current medical advisory board members, including:
- Michael Roizen, M.D., chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic, best-selling author and chair of Persona's medical advisory board
- Barry Lance, M.D., board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, who practices at Johns Hopkins Medicine
- Harry Oken, M.D., clinical professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland and fellow at the American College of Physicians
- Elizabeth Somer, R.D., accomplished author, speaker and advocate for healthy eating habits
For more information about Persona or to get started with a free nutritional assessment, please visit www.personanutrition.com.
About Persona™ Nutrition
Persona™ combines therapeutic levels of nutritional support and a uniquely personalized vitamin program to deliver customized nutrition to subscribers' doorsteps. Based on science and using the highest-quality ingredients, Persona's online assessment is built from its proprietary algorithm, which factors individual needs, lifestyle and prescription medications to deliver a recommendation as unique as you, and a convenient solution you can trust. As proud supporters of Vitamin Angels®, every Persona vitamin pack order provides at least two children who are at risk of malnutrition a full year of vitamins, reducing preventable illness, blindness and death worldwide. To learn more, visit www.personanutrition.com.
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