Floreo News


By Heather | May 22, 2024


Washington D.C. (May 22, 2024): Floreo, a leading behavioral therapy virtual reality (VR) company, has appointed Dr. Benjamin Alouf to serve as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Alouf has 15 years of patient care experience and clinical expertise as a pediatrician and through his association with academic medical centers. Dr. Alouf was the Chief Medical Officer of Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania before joining Limbix, a digital therapeutics company focused on adolescent mental health, as their Chief Medical Officer. Subsequent to the acquisition of Limbix by Big Health, Dr. Alouf continued to work in the digital therapeutic industry advising various companies.

“As a recognized medical expert with proven experience in the digital therapeutics space, Benny brings tremendous insights to Floreo and our community,” said Vijay Ravindran, Founder and CEO of Floreo. “His background as a practicing pediatrician and clinician within academia, will further enable Floreo to meet the needs of neurodiverse learners through our pioneering virtual reality platform,” added Mr. Ravindran.

“I am thrilled and honored to join Floreo as Chief Medical Officer and to contribute to the company’s mission to equip learners with the skills and tools they can apply in their everyday lives,” said Dr. Alouf. “I have long admired Floreo, its technology, and the impact it is providing and I am looking forward to helping further advance and scale our reach,” added Dr. Alouf

During his career, Dr. Alouf has held faculty positions at various prominent medical institutions, including at Albany Medical Center, where he served as the director of the pediatric primary care practice, a pivotal role in the education of medical students and residents through rotations, shaping the landscape of outpatient pediatric training and education. At DuPont Hospital for Children, Dr. Alouf initiated the pediatric continuity practice, implementing a model where residents managed their outpatient practices while fulfilling rigorous educational requirements aligned with national standards for accreditation. As the Chief Medical Officer of Limbix he continued to apply those skills in helping to develop digital therapeutics for adolescent mental health.

Dr. Alouf earned his undergraduate degree at Brandeis University, his MBA in healthcare administration at Widener University, and his M.D. at Albany Medical College.

About Floreo:
Floreo’s vision is a world that is open and accessible for every neurodiverse person. Its mission is to create the first behavioral therapy metaverse, a virtual world that is safe for learners, equipping them with skills and tools they can apply in their everyday lives. Floreo has developed a virtual reality platform that teaches social, behavioral, communication, and life skills for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD,
anxiety and other neurodiverse conditions. For more information, please visit

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About the Author


Heather is Floreo's Director of Customer Success. She makes sure that all of Floreo's customers are comfortable and confident using Floreo. Prior to working at Floreo, Heather worked at Trove (a news start-up) and eBay for Charity. Heather holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College, where she also played varsity basketball (and won an Ivy League Championship) and a M.Ed. from the University of Mary Washington. In her free time she enjoys reading, tennis, skiing, and hiking around Western North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and adorable lab mix, Pepper.