Archelle Georgiou, MD

President, Georgiou Consulting

Biography

Dr. Georgiou works with multiple companies inside and outside the boundaries of the traditional healthcare system and since 2011, has been an advisor to TripleTree, a mergers and acquisitions firm where she also chairs the Health Executive Roundtable, a think tank comprised of business executives who provide insight on emerging healthcare themes. She has also been a Strategic Advisor to the Copper Development Association, the trade industry group for the copper industry, where she focuses on the awareness and adoption of antimicrobial copper surfaces to decrease healthcare-associated infections.

From 2007-2014, Dr. Georgiou was the medical expert on Fox 9 News with a twice weekly health segment on the morning news. She has covered over 600 different topics ranging from medical research to technology to clinical care to health insurance and healthcare policy. In 2014, she transitioned to KSTP-TV where she continues to do weekly health news and also produces and hosts monthly health specials. In 2009, Dr. Georgiou was the medical correspondent for the Blue Zones international expedition to Ikaria, Greece where she helped explore the underlying explanations of the island’s longevity with National Geographic researcher and best-selling author, Dan Buettner. Since 2012, Dr. Georgiou has been the National Spokesperson and Strategic Advisor to Healthgrades. Her focus is to help consumers learn to use objective, quality information when selecting their healthcare providers.

Prior to founding her consulting practice, Dr. Georgiou spent 13 years as an executive with UnitedHealth Group. Dr. Georgiou served as Chief Medical Officer and developed the business and clinical strategy that replaced medical necessity review. This new medical management model, Care Coordination ™, fueled a sea change in the managed care industry. In 2002, Dr. Georgiou used this model to establish a new business unit in UnitedHealth Group, where she served as CEO. From 2006-2008, she was EVP, Strategic Relations for Optum.

Dr. Georgiou received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She was board-certified in Internal Medicine and practiced in Northern California before transitioning into healthcare administration and policy.