Nicole Kelleher

Chief Medical Officer

Two years ago, at the age of 36, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I needed the health system to work for me. And much more importantly, I needed it to work for my 1 and 3 year old boys. And it did. I’m healthy and cancer-free today. It worked because I had two things: incredible access to care, and the highest quality clinical care.

As a geriatric rehab doc, my focus is the quality of life of seniors. We can do better in helping seniors live higher quality lives for longer. We get there by delivering the same two things that made the difference for my family and I: incredible access to care, and the highest quality clinical care. Many seniors don’t have these 2 things now, and Lightyear Health is changing that.

As Chief Medical Officer at Lightyear Health, I work to increase patients mobility and functional capacity to restore dignity and improve quality of life. Through data driven decisions, prevention, predictive modelling and science, I work with my team to develop groundbreaking and novel clinical models focused on changing what it means to age.

With over 10 years of experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, I came to Lightyear after building and directing the University of Virginia (UVA) Cancer Center Oncology Rehab clinic. My education background includes a BA in biochemistry from Dartmouth College, a Masters in Public Health from UVA, and a medical degree from UVA School of Medicine.

Beyond work, my life is my two growing boys.