NEW YORK, NY, August 11, 2014 — Flatiron Health is announcing the appointment of Dr. Robert J. Green, MD, MSCE, as Vice President of Oncology, adding an experienced community oncologist to its medical team. For the past 15 years, Dr. Green has been a leader in community oncology. As a Managing Partner of Palm Beach Cancer Institute and former Chief Medical Officer of Cancer Clinics of Excellence (CCE), Dr. Green has been at the forefront of molecular based clinical research and payment reform, and brings extensive experience in practice leadership, electronic health record utilization, and data analytics to Flatiron.
“We are delighted that Dr. Green has agreed to bring his expertise to the Flatiron team,” said Nat Turner, co-founder and CEO of Flatiron. “His leadership in community oncology and medical expertise complements our competencies and reinforces our commitment to advance cancer care through technology.”
'The vast majority of cancer patients in the United States are treated in community practices, and both their care and the tools doctors use to treat them could be vastly enhanced by greater access to information and technology platforms,' said Dr. Green. 'As a community oncologist who has worked with Flatiron over the past year, I know firsthand the power of the Flatiron platform and the enormous potential we have to improve the lives of patients. The fact that the founders felt that it was imperative to have a community oncologist as part of the team is a great indicator of both the value of community oncology, and the importance Flatiron places on it.'
At Flatiron, Dr. Green will collaborate with physicians around the country to ensure that the Flatiron platform meets their needs and lives up to their expectations. He will help ensure that the combination of OncoEMR and OncoAnalytics forms the best-in-class platform for the advancement of cancer care. He will work closely with Dr. Amy Abernethy, Flatiron's Chief Medical Officer and a leading cancer data scientist, and Dr. Leo Nicacio, VP of Oncology, to help life science companies and data partners solve practical data and analytic problems and will contribute to the strategic vision of Flatiron Health. Dr. Abernethy reflected: “Dr. Green brings both exceptional leadership and insight; we are honored he is joining us. And, his addition heralds our commitment to ensuring that the clinical and scientific insights gained through Flatiron data and technology are optimally informed by the needs of oncologists and patients in community settings across America.”
About Dr. Bobby Green
Robert J. Green, MD MSCE is a medical oncologist and leader in community oncology. Prior to joining Flatiron Health, he was a managing partner at Palm Beach Cancer Institute and helped lead its merger with Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) in 2013. He will continue to see patients at FCS on a limited basis. He served 2 years as Chief Medical Officer of Cancer Clinics of Excellence where he led initiatives in molecularly based clinical trials, integrating genomic testing into community practices, alternative payment models, and data analytics. He currently serves on the board of the Community Oncology Alliance, and is a former executive board member at FCS. He received his undergraduate and MD degrees at Duke University and a Masters of Science in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship in medical oncology also at the University of Pennsylvania.
About Flatiron Health, Inc.
Flatiron Health is a health care technology company and operator of the OncologyCloud™ platform. By integrating across the entire clinical data spectrum, Flatiron Health allows cancer care providers and life science companies to gain deep business and clinical intelligence through its web-based platform. The company was started by Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg, two of the founders of Invite Media, and is backed by Google Ventures, First Round Capital, LabCorp, and other venture capital groups and angel investors. For more information, please visit www.flatiron.com.