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Avodah Welcomes Four New Members to AvodahMed’s Medical Advisory Council

Updated: Nov 14, 2023

Mark Koppel, M.D., Bruce Lytle, M.D., Will Rideout, and Anthony Black will support Nsight solution’s roadmap and expansion goals

DALLAS, Texas—December 1, 2022—Avodah™, a transformative SaaS company powering artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities that operates healthcare division AvodahMed™, added four new members to the AvodahMed Medical Advisory Council.

Mark Koppel, M.D., Bruce Lytle, M.D., Will Rideout, and Anthony Black will join existing Council members whose collective role is to provide strategic guidance, clinical leadership, and scientific and ethical direction to advance AvodahMed. The Council members will focus on the company’s Nsight™ conversational AI solution’s development roadmap designed to detect and boost a medical practice’s care management, cost savings, and revenue-boosting opportunities. The solution is also aimed at reducing physician burnout.

Mark Koppel, M.D., is a seasoned executive with nearly 20 years of experience in the business of medicine and healthcare. He brings a wealth of expertise with particular strengths in areas such as business development, product development, sales and marketing, value proposition creation, and translation of clinical needs into commercially viable products. With an abundance of international experience, Dr. Koppel has a strong understanding of various markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Bruce Lytle, M.D., is a world-renowned cardiac surgeon with a clinical career dedicated to adult cardiothoracic surgery, making significant contributions in the areas of coronary bypass surgery, valve repair and replacement, cerebral protection, aortic surgery, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, radiation-induced heart disease, and re-operative cardiac surgery. Dr. Lytle is the chairman of Cardiovascular Strategic Development and Planning for Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano.

Will Rideout has nearly 30 years in the healthcare technology industry, with most recently 11 years at Phreesia, Inc., and nine years at Allscripts. While at Phreesia, he launched the company’s initial sales development and patient access organizations, and started the sales operations team. Rideout served on the due diligence team supporting the growth rounds' fundraising activity and two acquisitions. He built diversified, durable revenue streams at Phreesia's original life sciences’ advertising business.

Anthony Black is the co-founder of three healthcare companies. In 2019, he co-founded Health Grade Analytics, LLC, a preventative wellness screening program servicing family practice clinics across Texas. This led to the acquisition of Family Medicine Austin, where the focus of both companies is leveraging AI-powered processes to serve patients and providers. In 2017, Black founded Advanced Medical Trials, LLC, which operates a diverse portfolio of clinical research trials in multiple locations. In 2015, Black co-founded a lab and pharmacy services company.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Koppel, Dr. Lytle, Will, and Tony to our multidisciplinary team of the most established and distinguished professionals,” said Shawn Ring, President and CEO of Avodah. “We’re honored to draw on their specializations and fresh perspectives to pursue our mission of applying artificial intelligence technologies innovatively to complex healthcare challenges. A topmost priority is to bring value to the patient engagement experience including marginalized communities, whether in person or remote, to ensure they feel safe, secure and authentically connected.”

The AvodahMed Medical Advisory Council is comprised of experts in various medical, ethics, science and business disciplines. Several hold board certifications in medical specialties practicing in different care settings, such as: emergency room, pediatrics, senior home care, military medical and primary care. Founding Council members are Abbie Mullin, Ed.D., Dana Alexander, N.P., Dirk Perritt, M.D., Floyd Russak, M.D., Matthew Smith, Ph.D., Michael Spohn, M.D., and Scott Pomeroy, BBA.

Journalists: Headshots can be downloaded for Mark Koppel, M.D., Bruce Lytle, M.D., Will Rideout, and Tony Black.

About Avodah and AvodahMed

Avodah is an advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technology company that meets the most basic human language needs. Our AI powers language to break accessibility barriers so you can be seen, known, and understood. We are changing how spoken language connects with sign language. AvodahMed’s AI-powered healthcare platform provides remote pre- and post-visit administration, remote patient monitoring, and care management services for healthcare providers to deliver a high-quality patient experience. For more information, email or visit

Avodah, AvodahMed, and Nsight are trademarks of Avodah, Inc.

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