Dr. Archelle Georgiou

Dr. Archelle Georgiou, a physician, professor, health reporter, author, and former healthcare industry executive, will discuss why consumers must be active participants in their healthcare at the Carlson School of Management’s December 1st Tuesday Speaker Series event.

The December 5 event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at McNamara Alumni Center. Purchase tickets or tables by visiting the 1st Tuesday web page.

Pinar Karaca-Mandic, the director of the Carlson School's Medical Industry Leadership Institute, will lead Georgiou in a question-and-answer discussion on industry trends and research in healthcare related to consumer choice.

Between 1995 and 2007, Georgiou was a senior executive and chief medical officer of UnitedHealthcare, where she dismantled many of the company’s bureaucratic policies that hassled patients and physicians. Since 2008, she has served as a senior advisor to untraditional healthcare companies that range from education and analytics to financial services, real estate, and mining—because she believes that healthcare innovation will come from cross-industry collaboration.

Georgiou is an adjunct faculty member at the Carlson School and also serves as chair of MILI's Executives in Residence. She has covered over 1,000 medical topics as the on-air health expert for KSTP-TV and is the author of Healthcare Choices.

About the Carlson School of Management 1st Tuesday Speaker Series
The Carlson School of Management 1st Tuesday Speaker Series began in 1992 to provide an opportunity for alumni and friends of the Carlson School to continue their management education. The series features top-notch executives addressing hot topics in business and leadership. Held on the first Tuesday of every month, the program attracts alumni and business leaders from throughout the corporate community and has become an attractive spot for professionals in the metropolitan area to network.