Archelle Georgiou, M.D.
Dr. Archelle Georgiou is a physician who wakes up every day with a mission to empower people to make informed medical decisions. With over 16 years of experience as a TV medical correspondent, she’s produced and aired more than 2000 segments that simplify complex healthcare information for viewers. Archelle has also been featured on CNN, Fox & Friends, and Good Morning America, and has shared her thought leadership at events hosted by the World Bank, Mayo Clinic, Gallup, and Thinc360.
As a nationally recognized consumer advocate, Archelle is passionate about helping people make data-driven decisions. In 2009, she was a part of National Geographic/Blue Zones expedition to Ikaria, Greece where she helped uncover the secrets of healthy aging and longevity. Archelle is the author of the book Health Care Choices: 5 Steps to Getting the Medical Care You Want and Need, which teaches readers how to use her CARES Model – a five-step approach to making medical choices that are both evidence-based and aligned with personal preferences.
In March 2020, Archelle co-founded the University of Minnesota COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project to collect and analyze data on COVID-19 hospitalizations across all 50 states, earning her two silver Stevie awards for “Most Valuable Non-Profit Response” and “Most Valuable Service.” Through Georgiou Consulting, Archelle offers strategic advisory services to companies committed to consumer-centered care. She uses her medical knowledge, industry experience, and data skills to amplify her clients’ value proposition, product differentiators, and proof points across sectors and diverse client relationships.
Archelle has held leadership positions in managed care, investment banking, and medical device companies, including serving as Chief Medical Officer and senior executive at UnitedHealth Group, healthcare advisor for TripleTree, and Chief Health Officer at Starkey Hearing Technologies. She currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota and Executive in Residence at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
Archelle is recognized for her contributions to the healthcare industry and has been honored with several awards, including the 2014 Champion Award among Minnesota Business Healthcare Leaders, Women in Business Award by the Minneapolis-St Paul Business Journal in 2021, and the Women’s Health Leadership Trust Forum Award for her exceptional efforts to transform the healthcare industry in 2022.
Archelle holds a degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and was board-certified in Internal Medicine. She’s the proud mother of three adult daughters, grandmother of three granddaughters, and lives with her husband, David, in New York and Minnesota.