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Talkspace Appoints a New Chief Medical Officer

George PaulNews
Dr. Varun Choudhary

Dr. Varun Choudhary. Image credit: Good Neighbor

Digital behavioral healthcare company Talkspace has selected Dr. Varun Choudhary as its new Chief Medical Officer to help scale its clinical practice and network of providers.

Dr. Choudhary is a board-certified forensic psychiatrist, with a specialty in telepsychiatry, population health, collaborative care, quality metrics and autism/intellectual disabilities. His talents will be put to good use at the quick growing tech-infused mental health venture, which grew 110% year-over-year to approximately 60,000 active members in Q1 2021.

Prior to Talkspace, Dr. Choudhary was the Chief Medical Officer of behavioral health for Magellan Health. He is also currently the Governor appointed Psychiatrist to the Behavioral Health & Disability Board for the Commonwealth of Virginia and is the current President of the Medical Society of Virginia Foundation.

“I have long admired the work of Talkspace, optimizing technology to deliver quality care by licensed therapists,” Dr. Choudhary stated. “I am excited to advance the company’s mission to provide mental healthcare for all those in need.”

Talkspace and Hudson Executive Investment Corp. (HEIC) announced a proposed $1.4 billion SPAC merger on January 13, 2021. HEIC will meet on June 17, 2021 to approve the merger and to elect the combined unit’s nominated directors to the board of directors.

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