Verana Health Appoints Healthcare Industry Veteran Sujay Jadhav to Chief Executive Officer
Company announces former Oracle executive Sujay Jadhav as CEO and reveals the expansion of its leadership team with Marc Berger as COO and David W. Parke II, MD as Executive Chairman
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 17, 2021 – Verana Health—a healthcare technology and analytics company transforming multi-specialty clinical data into real-world evidence—today announced health sciences industry veteran and former Oracle executive Sujay Jadhav as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Verana Health also announced the expansion of its leadership team with the appointment of Marc Berger as its first Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Verana Health co-founder and outgoing American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) CEO David W. Parke II, MD as Executive Chairman.
Jadhav joins Verana Health with more than 20 years of experience as a seasoned executive, entrepreneur, and global business leader. Most recently, Jadhav was the Global Vice President, Health Sciences Business Unit at Oracle, where he ran the organization’s product and engineering teams. Before Oracle, Jadhav was the CEO of cloud-based clinical research platform goBalto, where he oversaw the acquisition of the company by Oracle. Jadhav is also a former executive for the life sciences technology company Model N, where he helped to oversee its transition to a public company.
Jadhav’s extensive experience in healthcare technology and his work with public and private companies provide a solid foundation to take Verana Health into its next growth phase. Under Jadhav’s leadership, Verana Health is well-positioned for expansion by advancing clinical trial capabilities, data-as-a-service offerings, medical society partnerships, and data enrichment.
“It’s an exciting time to be at Verana Health as we enter the next critical chapter of growth,” said Jadhav. “I joined Verana Health because I passionately believe that we will transform patient care through higher quality, real-world healthcare data. I look forward to working with our talented team to advance product capabilities and offerings, and delivering even greater value to providers, patients, medical society partners, and life science collaborators.”
In addition, Verana Health’s acting CEO and former General Counsel, Marc Berger, will transition to the newly created role of COO. Berger is a seasoned digital health executive who has held leadership positions at Flatiron Health and Medidata. In his new role, he will help elevate Verana Health’s commitment to provider and patient communities by advancing the value proposition for contributing point-of-care data to Verana Health’s proprietary population health data engine.
“I’m continually inspired by Verana Health’s team and our mission to empower physicians and accelerate patient research,” said Berger. “I look forward to working with Sujay to maintain Verana Health’s focus on integrity, security, and privacy around de-identified patient information, and strengthening our connection with providers in support of advancing patient care.”
Dr. Parke has also been appointed Executive Chairman and will provide strategic guidance stemming from his decades of experience as a practicing physician, clinical researcher, and medical society executive.
“I am honored to lend my clinical expertise and experience to Verana Health as the Executive Chairman,” said Dr. Parke. “Verana Health has the right leadership team in place as the company brings together data, technology, and life science expertise to leverage very large clinical data sets to advance innovation in healthcare.”
About Verana Health – Verana Health is a healthcare technology and analytics company entrusted by key medical associations to manage multi-specialty, real-world data at every stage of the analytics process—from entry to evidence. Anchored in ophthalmology, neurology, and urology, the Company acts as a linchpin in the healthcare data ecosystem, making data meaningful and actionable to empower physicians and accelerate research for patients. By curating and applying advanced analytics to real-world clinical data, Verana Health helps life sciences partners enhance evidence generation, reinvent medical research, and drive innovations in specific disease areas. For more information on Verana Health, visit www.veranahealth.com.
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