About Neil Hattangadi

NEIL HATTANGADI is currently CEO and Co-Founder of Cortica, a technology-enabled autism care company that enables children with neurodevelopmental differences to reach their fullest potential. He co-founded Cortica with his wife Suzanne Goh, also a Soros Fellow and pediatric neurologist.

Neil has been a healthcare technology start-up leader for over 15 years, driven by bringing together teams of diverse talent to solve challenging clinical problems. Neil previously served as President of Spirox, an innovative ENT medical device company, sold to Entellus (ENTL). He was previously Executive Vice President and General Manager at Volcano (VOLC), a cardiovascular device company sold to Royal Philips, where he became their Global Business Leader for Peripheral Vascular. Neil was a healthcare equities investor at hedge funds including Citadel Asset Management and SAC Capital, specializing in the medical technology and healthcare services sectors. He previously served as Vice President, Molecular Programs and Clinical Affairs at cardiovascular device company ev3 (EVVV), following their acquisition of FoxHollow Technologies (FOXH). He was also a consultant with McKinsey in their Boston and Silicon Valley offices.

Neil graduated summa cum laude from Duke University in 1999 as an A.B. Duke Scholar, with degrees in biomedical engineering, economics, and chemistry. Winner of a Rhodes Scholarship, he received an MSc in Computer Science at Oxford University in 2001. He earned his MD magna cum laude as a Soros Fellow from Harvard Medical School and the MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program, where he conducted research at the MIT/Whitehead Genome Center.

Neil's parents came to this country from Mumbai, India. He was born in Philadelphia, and spent most of his childhood in Saudi Arabia. Neil lives in San Diego with his wife, son and daughter, and about 20 minutes away from his sister Jona Hattangadi-Gluth (also a Soros Fellow, with kids the same age). In his spare time, he enjoys swimming in the pool and the Pacific, and mountain biking with his kids and niece/nephew.


  • BS in Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
  • MSc in Computer Science, University of Oxford
  • MD in Medicine, Harvard University

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  • CEO and Co-Founder, Cortica

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