ELNA Medical Appoints Dr. Maxime Cohen as Its First Chief AI Officer

Montreal-based ELNA Medical (“ELNA”), Canada’s largest integrated network of medical clinics, announced today the appointment of Dr. Maxime Cohen as its first Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer (CAIO).

Dr. Cohen joins ELNA’s recently appointed chief strategy and chief technology officers in driving the company’s Canada-wide tech-focused growth strategy. Under Dr. Cohen’s leadership, ELNA will develop a new suite of capabilities and innovative tools, leveraging disruptive AI methodologies for both patients and healthcare professionals. These are aimed at increasing access to ELNA’s omnichannel health services, while improving the patient-physician experience and ultimately, health outcomes.

Maxime Cohen HeadshotAn AI scholar and MIT Ph.D. graduate, Dr Maxime Cohen holds the Scale AI Chair in Data Science for Retail and is a Full Professor of Retail and Operations Management at McGill University’s Bensadoun School of Retail Management and Desautels Faculty of Management. Dr. Cohen also serves as a Scientific Advisor in AI and Data Science at IVADO Labs and has held several strategic and research advisory roles at firms including Google/Waze, Aldo Group, IBM, Oracle and Couche Tard/Circle K.

“Maxime is a brilliant scholar with an impressive track record in Artificial Intelligence, both in research and industry settings,” stated Laurent Amram, President and Founder of ELNA Medical.

“We are delighted to welcome him to ELNA’s growing team of seasoned executives who are wholeheartedly committed to our mission to transform Canadian healthcare through innovation and technology.”