December 22, 2017
BioNJ announces that it will honor Andrew L. Pecora, M.D., FACP CPE, president, Physician Enterprise and chief innovations officer at Hackensack Meridian Health, as the 2018 Dr. Sol J. Barer Award for Vision, Innovation and Leadership recipient. Recognized internationally as one of the world’s foremost experts in blood and marrow stem cell transplantation, cellular medicine and immunology research, Dr. Pecora is noted for transforming the cancer program at Hackensack University Medical Center into one of the nation’s top cancer centers. A serial entrepreneur, he also co-founded and was on the board of PCT Caladrius, L.L.C., a company focused on development, manufacturing and delivery of cell-based therapies. Additionally, Dr. Pecora founded and serves as executive chairman of COTA, a health care software analytics company focused on enabling value-based care delivery, and was instrumental in the creation and expansion of Regional Cancer Care Associates, one of the largest oncology physician networks in the country.