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Lifeclinic Names Harvard Ph.D. as New Chief Medical Officer


Burtonsville, MD, October 31, 2008 -- Lifeclinic International has named John T. Kelly, M.D., Ph.D. as Chief Medical Officer. In this position, Dr. Kelly will develop strategies to improve the health and wellness of the users of Lifeclinic’s blood pressure monitors, health stations, and health management systems.

“Our mission is to promote healthier lifestyles and longer lives for all people,” said Phil Claxton, Lifeclinic’s President. “Dr. Kelly will play a key role in our strategy. With his help, we will continue to enhance our health and wellness products and services.”

“Lifeclinic encourages individuals to take an active role in their health and healthcare, and provides employers with effective tools to improve the health of employees, increase productivity, and reduce health care costs,” said Dr. Kelly.

Dr. Kelly received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Kelly was Chief Health and Medical Officer of Union Pacific Railroad, which has received many awards for its health and wellness programs. He has held senior executive positions with a number of organizations, including Aetna, American Medical Association, and San Francisco Department of Public Health. He has served on the Boards of the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the National Association for Health Data Organizations. He has served on the clinical faculties of the University of California, San Francisco; University of Chicago; and University of Pennsylvania.

Lifeclinic International is the world’s largest supplier of commercial, automated, blood pressure monitors and health stations. Lifeclinic monitors can be found in over 30,000 pharmacies and 5,000 worksites wellness centers, medical clinics and health clubs worldwide, and account for 500 million blood pressure measurements annually. Visit to learn more about Lifeclinic’s line of blood pressure monitors and health management stations.

For further information, contact Shane Knee at 301-476-9888 ext 508 or visit for the company’s website.


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