SAN DIEGO – September 7, 2021 – Cognitive Medical Systems, experts in helping large public and private organizations make the most of their comprehensive healthcare IT investments, announced today the appointment of Luke Thomas as its VA sales manager to expand business base within the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs.

He will lead strategic, new business opportunities within the federal agency for the company and its CivitasDX joint venture.

“Luke’s deep domain expertise in listening to the VA’s challenges and help bring new and innovative ideas to the agency aligns perfectly with our mission and capabilities,” said Douglas W. Burke, Co-Founder and President of Cognitive Medical Systems. “He will work seamlessly with our team comprised of many Veterans from across different military branches. Together, we bring a unique point of view to every challenge we face with our government partners. We’re excited to have Luke on board!”

Before joining Cognitive Medical Systems, Thomas served as the Business Development Director and Teaming Lead, Veterans Affairs for Accenture Federal Services. He also managed the federal strategic accounts in Veterans affairs for Gartner from 2015 to 2019. Thomas received his bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in 2012.

“Cognitive Medical Systems and CivitasDX’s value-added approach to its clients is an ideal fit for me,” said Thomas. “I very much look forward to continuing being a key resource for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to leverage IT that provides better outcomes to those that served our nation and their families!”

About CivitasDX

At CivitasDX (, we believe government services should do just that: serve. And we are hungry to be a part of that service and provide value to the American public by bringing best practices and people to the digital transformation space. We engage our community of experts, government partners, and the public to create efficient and effective tech solutions to pressing government problems. CivitasDX’s mission is to optimize digital experiences between citizens and their governments.

About Cognitive Medical Systems

Cognitive Medical Systems is a physician-led Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. Cognitive interprets and contextualizes key health data at the point of origin for our clients, transforming and then communicating it to providers and patients as meaningful, actionable information. We also securely manage, move and store health data throughout its journey to final disposition. Cognitive’s mission is to empower the world to optimize healthcare outcomes. To learn more about Cognitive Medical Systems, please visit