Who We Are

PatientsLikeMe is the world’s largest personalized health network, and one of the largest repositories of patient-reported, cross-condition data available today. More than 500,000 members use PatientsLikeMe to share in their own voice, learn, connect with others, track their progress and express their health status in medically relevant ways. In partnership with patients, biopharma companies, providers, payers and other healthcare stakeholders can learn from the patient experience to help advance healthcare. PatientsLikeMe is a trusted source for real-world disease information and a clinically robust resource that has published more than 100+ research studies.

  • Ben Heywood
    Ben Heywood
    Co-Founder, President

    Ben has overseen all stages of PatientsLikeMe’s growth, including financing, expansion of patient communities and business partnerships and product strategy. Ben is a frequent speaker at conferences and an expert source for media on patient issues and patient-centered care. Previously, he served in manufacturing and business development roles at Target Therapeutics. Ben earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his master’s degree in Business Administration from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management.