Reid Maclellan, MD, MMSc

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Meet Reid Maclellan, MD, MMSc


Reid Maclellan, MD, MMSc, is the Founder and CEO of Cortina Health, Inc. Dr. Maclellan is also an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital where he practices, teaches, and researches translational medicine. Cortina Health, an artificial intelligence healthcare company, has a mission to restore the care in healthcare and improve quality of life for both patients and physicians alike. Cortina Health empowers patients to take control of their health with Cortina Health’s patent-pending proprietary digital platform, Spot. Using pattern recognition, natural language understanding, and other AI modalities, Cortina Health treats patients from the comfort of their own home so they can receive a superior quality of care and physicians can once again focus on practicing medicine.

In addition to serving as the CEO of Cortina Health, Dr. Maclellan currently serves on the Board of Directors for eight organizations, including both for-profit and not-for-profit. He is a director of Diagnos, a publicly traded international company focused on artificial intelligence platforms that provide assistance to general practitioners in interpreting medical imaging at primary care facilities (Montreal, CA). He is also a director of Proactive Dermatology Group, a family-office management firm focused in the healthcare sector (St. Petersburg, FL). He serves on the International Councilors of the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs (Cambridge, MA). Dr. Maclellan is a trustee of Gordon College (Wenham, MA); He sits on all three of the Maclellan Family Foundations’ boards: Maclellan Foundation Incorporated, Christian Education Charitable Trust, and RL and KH Maclellan Foundation (Secretary) (Chattanooga, TN). He is the chairman of Above the Clouds, a not-for-profit organization that brings joy and hope through the wonder of small aircraft flight to routinely-hospitalized and underserved youth (Boston, MA). He also co-hosts The Voice of Healthcare, a podcast that discusses the growing intersection of next generation technology and the healthcare sector.

As a key opinion leader in the fields of healthcare, technology, artificial intelligence, plastic surgery, vascular anomalies, and lymphedema, Dr. Maclellan is regularly invited to lecture both nationally and internationally at colloquiums. He completed a general surgery internship at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga. Dr. Maclellan then completed plastic surgery clinical and research fellowships at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Maclellan graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received his M.D. from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He earned a post-doctoral Masters in Medical Sciences Degree in translational medical research from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Maclellan has 64 peer-reviewed publications to-date and upwards of 800 citations. The most influential publication he has contributed to, with over 250 citations and counting, is titled "Lymphatic and other vascular malformative/overgrowth disorders are caused by somatic mutations in PIK3CA".