World Medical Tourism Congress – 2013 List of Speakers


We are excited announce the 2013 list of speakers. This year we are hosting some of the top speakers the industry has to offer including, authors of best-selling books, medical tourists, buyers of healthcare, and academics.

In addition to breakout sessions featuring successful case studies, current trends and practical workshops, participants will be able to attend specialized educational sessions developed to address specific needs. Highlights of the agenda include:

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits Available

The MTA has partnered with the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine to create special educational sessions for healthcare professionals to maintain competence and expand knowledge of policies and practices related to patients seeking medical tourism opportunities.  As a result, attendees will be able to earn up to 11 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits at this year’s Congress in Las Vegas at no additional cost. CLICK HERE to see the exciting topics and speakers on our website

1st Annual Medical Tourism Research Summit

The medical tourism industry has demonstrated a promising growth curve, and the industry has shown resilience even in the face of the recent economic downturn.  However, it has received little in the way of academic research attention. In an effort to redress this lack of research, the Medical Tourism Association is bringing together scholars from around the world to share their research and collaborate in order to overcome challenges, identify areas that are lacking research and establish partnerships for the future. CLICK HERE to see the exciting topics and speakers on our website.  

Marketing & Business Development Track

The medical tourism industry has demonstrated a promising growth curve, and the industry has shown resilience even in the face of the recent economic downturn.  However, many healthcare professionals lack the basic marketing and business development skills to increase their patient flow and compete in this rapidly growing industry.  That’s why they’ve devoted an entire track to these types of practical workshops.  Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Website Optimization
  • Word of Mouth Marketing
  • Selling to the C-Suite
  • Marketing Healthcare Services to Employers
  • Balanced Scorecard Techniques


Understanding Buyers Of Healthcare

A series of sessions at the Congress is specifically dedicated to better understanding buyers of healthcare and the specific characteristic of patients travelling from various regions around the world. CLICK HERE to see the exciting topics and speakers on our website.  Speakers will be sharing insights about the patients travelling from their specific region and how healthcare providers can best serve them.  Regions that will be covered include:

  • Middle East/ Gulf Region
  • Russia / CIS
  • Africa
  • Canada / USA
  • Western Europe

2013 List of Speakers:
Dr. Mukesh Hariawala  
Distinguished Keynote
Cardiac Surgeon & Healthcare Economist
Chairman, American Healthcare International
Jon Wolske
Featured Keynote
Culture Evangelist

Zappos Insights


Dr. Marty Makary
Featured Keynote
New York Times Best Selling author of:



Mike Rognlien

Featured Keynote Learning & Development Manager Facebook


Dr. Peter Tippett
Featured Keynote

Chief Medical Officer and VP of the Verizon Innovation Incubator Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Brett Hudson
Featured Keynote

Former television/pop music star Medical Tourist / Cancer Survivor

Joseph Grenny
Featured Keynote New York Times Best Selling author of:
Change Anything
Prof. John Connell

Featured Keynote Author of: Medical Tourism

Fred Lee
If Disney Ran Your Hospital:

9 ½ Things You Would Do Differently

Dr. Vadim Meyl

Esperanto Group Company Education & Medical Tourism Abroad

Dr. Mussaad Al-Razouki
Chief Executive Officer

Kleos Healthcare Corporation, Kuwait


Dr. Fuad Khan
Minister of Health

Ministry of Health, Trinidad and Tobago

Renée-Marie Stephano, JD

Medical Tourism Association


Dr. Erich Sieber

European Union of Private Hospitals (UEHP)

Dr. Walid Albakali
Incharge for Gulf and Arab region

Apollo Hospital


Suzanne Garber
Chief Networking Officer 

International SOS


Dr. Khalil Ahmad Mohmand

President Max Global Consulting Services (MGCS)

Dr. Steve Bistritz
Author of:
Selling to the C-Suite
Dr. Kevin Pho
Founder of

co-author of the book,Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation

Prof. Dr. E.F.Ehtuish

Director Libyan National Organ Transplant Program

Chris Goward
Author of
You Should Test That Conversion Optimization for More Leads, Sales and Profit
Howard Rohm
Co-Founder and CEO

The Balanced Scorecard Institute


Frank H. Leone
Author of:

Marketing Healthcare Services to Employers


John Cote

Author: Mobilize Your Customers– Create Powerful Word of Mouth Advertising Using Social Media, Video and Mobile Marketing.

Jonathan Edelheit

CEO Medical Tourism Association

Yuri Fedulov

Head of the branch Ashmanov & Partners, Russia


Dr. Andrew Agwunobi 
Director-Hospital PerformanceImprovement 
Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Collins Onyango

Director Globlinksolutions, Kenya


Kelly Meloche

Founder International Health Care Providers (Canada)

Dr. Saif AlJaibeji
Vice President, GovernmentRelations Middle East & Africa


Dr. Lydia Gan
Professor of Economics

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Dr. Mays Al Saffar

VP – HR & Administration Murdoch University, Dubai

Dr. Mouhanad Hammami  

Health Officer & Chief of Health Operations

Health & Human Services,  Wayne County, Michigan

Dr. Bruce Rogen
Chief Medical Officer
Cleveland Clinic Employee Health Plan


Dr. Valorie Crooks
Associate Professor
Simon Fraser University


Dr. Bruce Sherman

Medical Director Employers Health Coalition, Ohio


Gillian K. D. Crozier

Canada Research Chairin Environment, Culture and Values Laurentian University, Canada

Nguyen Thi Le Thu
Marketing & BusinessDevelopment Director

FV Hospital

Dr. Kevin Huffman

Medical Director

Medical Travel Associates  


Leslie E. Wolf, J.D.

Professor of Law Georgia State University’s College of Law

Karen Timmons

Global Patient Safety Officer

Det Norske Veritas


Dr. Ali A.  Poorani
Director  Hospitality Associatesfor Research and Training (HART)

Associate Professor of Leadership & Entrepreneurship University of Delaware

Rosanna Gomez Moreno, J.D.

McMains Moreno Global Consultants


Scott Simmons, MS
Director of TeleHealth

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


Mary B. Miller
Managing Partner


Dr. Robert H. Odell
President and CEO

The Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Las Vegas

Scott A. Edelstein


Squire Sanders  

Dr. Simon Hudson
Endowed Chair for the Center of Economic Excellence
University of South Carolina


Selin Yilirim Peker
Executive VP & ExecutiveCommittee Member
Dünya Göz Hospital – World Eye Group
Denise J. Holland

Inside Employee Wellness & Consulting



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