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.

Bernard Chien

Chief Technology & Strategy 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.

CK Wang, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer
C.K. Wang, M.D. is a medical oncologist who practiced in the Dallas/Fort Worth area from 2006 to 2017. During that time, he held multiple management and leadership positions including managing 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. Dr. Wang joined IBM Watson Health in 2017 as a Clinical Adoption Specialist and subsequently served as the Acting Deputy Chief Health Officer for Watson Health Oncology/Genomics and the Global Oncology Leader for the Watson Health Clinical Adoption Team. Dr. Wang joined COTA in 2019 as Senior Medical Director of clinical and medical operations and assumed the Chief Medical Officer role in early 2020.

Elizabeth Rushforth

Chief Legal Officer
Elizabeth Rushforth joined COTA in 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.

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.

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.

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
Sudhakar Velamoor joined COTA in February of 2019 as the vice president of engineering. He's responsible for driving our provider product suite execution. Before joining COTA, Sudhakar built software platforms and products, including cloud platforms, web, mobile, and desktop Apps for over twenty years.

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

Dana Callow

Managing Partner, Boston Millienia Partners

Allen Karp

SVP, Healthcare Management,
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

Jonathan Morris, M.D.

VP Provider Solutions & CMIO, IQVIA

Steve Wiggins

Operating Partner, EW Healthcare Partners

Andre Goy, M.D.

Chairman, John Theurer Cancer Center

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

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