Rhythm is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to changing how rare genetic disorders of obesity are diagnosed and treated.

Disorders of severe obesity may result from genetic variants within the melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) pathway, a key pathway responsible for regulating weight, that lead to excessive or insatiable hunger or hyperphagia. Rhythm’s MC4R agonist, setmelanotide, is being evaluated in multiple late-stage clinical studies. The company is also leading efforts to improve patient identification and diagnosis through genetic testing and deepen the community’s understanding of the ongoing impact and burden of disease on patients and caregivers.

Senior Management

Meet the Rhythm leadership team and Board of Directors

Keith M. Gottesdiener, MD

Chief Executive Officer

Nithya Desikan

Chief Commercial Officer

Simon D. Kelner, MBA

Chief Human Resources Officer

Hunter Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Murray Stewart, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Rhythm Board Of Directors


David Meeker, MD

Chairman
Dr. Meeker has served as a member of our Board of Directors since November 2015. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of KSQ Therapeutics.…

Stuart Arbuckle

Mr. Arbuckle has served as a member of our Board of Directors since July 2019. Mr. Arbuckle is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief…

Todd Foley

Todd Foley is an experienced biotech investor and executive and serves on a number of MPM portfolio company boards, including Chiasma (NASDAQ: CHMA), CODA Biotherapeutics,…

Jennifer Good

Ms. Good has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2019. She is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of…

Keith M. Gottesdiener, MD

Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Gottesdiener has been our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board of Directors since October 2011. He joined Rhythm after 16 years…

Christophe R. Jean

Mr. Jean has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2015. He is a seasoned global pharmaceutical industry executive, having held…

Ed Mathers

Mr. Mathers has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2013. He joined NEA as a partner in August 2008 and…

David McGirr

Mr. McGirr has served as a member of our Board of Directors since November 2015. Mr. McGirr serves as a director of Insmed Inc., a…