Geeta Nayyar, M.D., M.B.A. is the Chief Medical Information Officer for AT&T. As CMIO, Dr. Nayyar provides industry knowledge to help guide the AT&T ForHealth portfolio strategy.
Dr. Nayyar has held a diverse range of clinical and executive roles across the healthcare industry, giving her a unique perspective bridging clinical medicine, business, communications and health technology. She continues to practice and teach medicine part time and brings a real world view to healthcare delivery.
Prior to joining AT&T, Dr. Nayyar served as the Principal Medical Officer at Vangent, Inc. In this role, she provided subject matter expertise, thought leadership, and strategic direction as part of a senior member of Vangent’s Health Strategy and Innovation Group. Earlier, she also served as the Chief Medical Officer of APCO Worldwide, a public affairs and strategic communications firm, where she specialized in advising healthcare clients on health policy issues and provided a clinical perspective to clients seeking to communicate critical healthcare issues to a wide set of stakeholders including policy makers, opinion-elites, and the general public.
Dr. Nayyar is a recognized leader in the healthcare industry. She has been named one of the “Top 25 Minority Healthcare Executives” by Modern Healthcare, one of Fierce Healthcare’s “Top 8 women to watch for in Healthcare,” and one of the “Top 12 Powerful Women Voices in Healthcare Innovation and on Twitter in 2012” by Med City News. In addition to being quoted extensively in national media and healthcare trade publications, Dr. Nayyar has been noted for her use of social media to contribute, communicate and advocate current and relevant healthcare topics. She was listed as one of the top 100 twitter lists to follow regarding Health IT and her blog was named a “Top 10 Health IT Blog” by Health in 30. She regularly addresses major industry forums and currently serves as a member of the advisory board of the Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS).
Dr. Nayyar holds memberships and committee appointments in several professional organizations including the American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems.
Dr. Nayyar received her Medical Doctor and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Miami. She earned her Master of Business Administration from George Washington University, where she currently is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine for the Department of Rheumatology.
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