COTA was founded in 2011 by doctors, engineers, and data scientists to create clarity from fragmented and often-inaccessible real-world data.

By using our proprietary technology, advanced analytics and deep expertise to organize complex data, we provide a comprehensive picture of cancer that can be used to advance care and research.  

We believe that everyone touched by cancer deserves a clear path to care. Together, we can make that vision a reality.  

Our Leadership

Michael Doyle

President & Chief Executive Officer
Mike Doyle joined COTA as president and chief executive officer (CEO) in October 2018 from QPID Health, where he served as president and chief executive officer from 2012 to 2018. He has spent most of the past three decades as a chief executive officer – much of that time in organizations that operate at the intersection of healthcare analytics and solutions designed to improve insights and patient outcomes, while reducing the cost of care.

Andrew Norden, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer
Andrew Norden, M.D., MPH, MBA, is a neuro-oncologist and physician executive who oversees the analytics function and the development of COTA's clinical offerings and solutions. Previously, Dr. Norden served as Deputy Chief Health Officer and lead physician for oncology and genomics at IBM Watson Health. Dr. Norden is the author of more than 65 peer-reviewed papers primarily involving therapy for high-grade gliomas and meningioma, is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Society for Neuro-Oncology, and is an Associate Editor of JCO-Clinical Cancer Informatics.

Bernard Chien

Chief Technology Officer
Bernard Chien joined COTA in October 2018 as chief technology officer – a newly created leadership position in the company. Chien is a dynamic health technology leader with more than 20 years of experience, and joined COTA from Best Doctors, where he was also the chief technology officer. As CTO, Chien is leveraging the patented COTA Nodal Address™ (CNA) system, a unique digital classification methodology built by oncologists and data scientists.

Elizabeth Rushforth

Chief Legal Officer
Elizabeth Rushforth joined COTA in September 2017 as Chief Legal Officer, serving as the company’s primary counsel and legal expert. She has deep experience in multiple areas of the law, including securities, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, financial market transactions, transactional and employment law, as well as litigation. Rushforth has held several senior positions with fast-growing, technology-driven companies over her 18-year career. Prior to joining COTA, she was the Chief Legal Officer for Sungevity, a technology-driven solutions provider.

Vivek Kumar

Senior Vice President, Operations and Delivery
Vivek leads all day to day operations at COTA, including; implementation/delivery, clinical, business, and people operations. Vivek has been with COTA since 2016. Prior to joining COTA, he worked in several operational and leadership roles at DePuy Synthes, a medical device company, and Decision Strategies International, a healthcare consulting company, where he led strategy, operations, sales, and partnerships.

Courtney Anderson

Vice President, Medical
Courtney Anderson, RN, BSN, joined COTA in 2014 and currently serves as vice president of medical. She leads daily abstraction quality and training activities, ensuring that data is abstracted in a clinically accurate and consistent manner. Courtney has a background in nursing and has worked in both medical/surgical and oncology care settings in New Jersey, New York, and California. She also worked at the John Theurer Cancer Center in Hackensack, New Jersey and received her certification in oncology nursing.

Bruce Bonyun

Vice President, Business Development
Bruce joined COTA in 2018 as vice president of payer and provider solutions, bringing 20+ years of sales leadership experience selling complex solutions to payer and provider organizations. Prior to joining COTA, Bruce was the national vice president of Optum Analytics Managed Services; a portfolio of solutions to manage cost, quality, and risk across populations.

Emily Di Capua

Vice President, Mergers and Acquisition Strategy
Emily joined COTA in 2016. She runs strategic initiatives for COTA's key healthcare provider accounts. Emily is dedicated to working with providers to help them optimize outcomes and accelerate innovation. Prior to joining COTA, Emily led management consulting teams that specialized in public health advocacy and delivery.

Elizabeth Lamont, M.D.

Senior Medical Director
Dr. Elizabeth Lamont is a medical oncologist and health services researcher whose scholarly work has included the use of administrative data to better understand the determinants of patient variation in the full course of cancer from stage at diagnosis through guideline-recommended treatment, post-treatment surveillance, care at the end of life and survival.

Mary Martin

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
Mary joined COTA in 2018 to oversee its partnership network and advance the use of real-world data in strategically aligned healthcare organizations. Mary worked as a pediatric oncology nurse before transitioning to healthcare tech, where she held roles at various companies, including Surescripts, working with stakeholders to accelerate the adoption of innovative technologies.

Monica Matta

Vice President, Operations
Monica joined COTA in 2016, and currently serves as the vice president of operations, leading client delivery, clinical data and service line operations. Her focus is to ensure seamless client delivery, support critical delivery functions, and build scalable processes across departments. Prior to her work at COTA, Monica spent 7 years at Huron, consulting with Healthcare institutions in the United States and abroad.

Jenny Mirakov

Vice President, Finance
Jenny joined COTA in 2014 as the controller and vice president of finance. She oversees daily financial operations and contributes to the long-term strategic planning and growth of the organization. Jenny has experience working in a high-growth technology driven companies leading the finance and administration functions.

Viraj Narayanan

Vice President, Life Sciences
Viraj joined COTA in 2016 as the vice president of life sciences. His team is responsible for developing, negotiating, and managing life science partnerships that leverage COTA’s real world data and analytics. Prior to COTA, Viraj was a principal at Decision Strategies International, where he advised life science companies and cancer centers.

Rob Otto

Vice President, Business Development
Rob joined COTA as the vice president of business development in 2018. He focuses his time on building lasting client partnerships. Since 1993, Rob has helped launch innovative, data-driven, solutions that deliver operational efficiencies and contribute to optimized clinical outcomes. He also led growth teams at companies such as Allscripts, CareStream Health, and EMC.

Jaimee Ryan

Vice President, Marketing
Jaimee joined COTA in 2019 to direct the marketing and communications strategy in support of COTA’s mission to bring clarity to cancer. Jaimee is a marketing leader with experience in entrepreneurial, high-growth organizations across various industries, including research and education, environmental technology, and human resources.

Sudhakar Velamoor

Vice President, Engineering

CK Wang, M.D.

Senior Medical Director
Dr. C.K. Wang is a medical oncologist who worked in private practice in the Dallas/Fort Worth area from 2006 to 2017. During that time he held multiple management and leadership positions including partner physician with Dallas Oncology Consultants, P.A., Director of Oncology with Medical Clinics of North Texas, P.A. and Cancer Program Chairman with the USMD Hospital in Arlington. C.K. joined IBM Watson Health in 2017 as a Clinical Adoption Specialist and has since served as the Acting Deputy Chief Health Officer for Oncology/Genomics and the Global Oncology Leader for the Watson Health Clinical Adoption Team.

Kevin Wells

Vice President, Engineering
Kevin joined COTA in 2017 and now serves as the vice president of engineering. He oversees the platform teams and manages everything from staffing to code reviews. Kevin has over 15 years of experience as a platform engineer; the past five of which, he’s been an active manager of platform engineers.

Our Board of Directors

Michael Doyle

President & Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Pecora, M.D.

Founder & Chairman

Donald Berwick, M.D.

Former Administrator for CMS

Dana Callow

Managing Partner,
Boston Millienia Partners

Joseph Davi

President & CEO, Med-Metrix

Andre Goy, M.D.

Chairman, John Theurer Cancer Center

Allen Karp

SVP, Healthcare Management,
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

Jonathan Morris, M.D.

VP Provider Solutions & CMIO, IQVIA

Steve Wiggins

Managing Director, EW Healthcare Partners

Andrew von Eschenbach, M.D.

President, Samaritan Health Initiatives, Former Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services, FDA

Our Board of Observers

Brooks Andrews

Principal, EW Healthcare Partners

Bill Georges

VP Chief Strategy Officer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

Jeremy Sohn

Head of Digital Business Development & Licensing, Novartis

Kyle Stern

Managing Partner, HealthScape Advisors

Krishnan Viswanadhan

Vice President, BD & Global Alliances, Celgene

Work with us

We’re always searching for smart, motivated people who share our
passion of creating greater clarity for everyone touched by cancer.

Connect with us, introduce yourself,
and apply to one of our current openings.

Program Manager

Operations and Delivery
The Technology Program Manager assists in the successful delivery of complex product and technology environment sprints, from initiation to completion. This includes coordinating across a diverse development team to estimate work effort, create detailed documentation, track progress, and continually communicate across internal departments, along with some hands-on technical work at times.

Boston, MA, USA

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VP, Value-Based Care

Product
COTA is seeking a leader to drive the strategy and execution of our value-based oncology business. This individual should be passionate about changing cancer care, with a deep expertise and network in the value-based care space.

Boston, MA, USA

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Clinical Product Associate

Medical Operations
COTA is looking for the right individual to join our fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. As a Clinical Product Associate you will be responsible for a critical piece of our company’s success - our medical data abstraction platform.

New York, NY, USA

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Senior Clinical Data Associate

Clinical Data Operations
The Senior Clinical Data Associate, Quality and Training supports the abstraction and curation of high quality clinical data.

New York, NY, USA

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Software Engineer, Platform

Engineering
COTA is seeking a Software Engineer who has strong experience with a pure functional programming language (such as Scala, Haskell, etc).

Boston, MA

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Full Stack Engineer

Engineering
The Full Stack Software Engineer position will have significant influence over the vision, features, and design of this critical platform.

Boston, MA

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Front End Engineer

Engineering
COTA Engineering is searching for the right Front-End Engineer to join our collaborative, energetic, and ambitious product development team to help us realize COTA’s mission.

Boston, MA

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Data Engineer

Engineering
Cota is looking for a Data Engineer to help us architect how we ingest, store, and query data across the Cota platform.

Boston, MA

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to cancer

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