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Ed McCarthy: The Reach of “Blue Chip” Brands Across the Globe


As the Vice President of International Business at Partners Healthcare International (PHI), Ed McCarthy has a distinct perspective on the role of global brands in international healthcare marketing. With an array of high-value brands such as Harvard teaching affiliates Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, in his portfolio, Mr. McCarthy understands the […]

Dr. David Vequist: Research Data Highlights Global Impact of Technology and Global Healthcare


Dr. David Vequist is a Professor of International Business at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, as well as the founder of the Center for Medical Tourism Research, located at the University.

In this interview, Dr. Vequist explains his interest in global healthcare, business process outsourcing, and his experience as an HR Executive in […]

Dr. Tricia Johnson: Medical Travel into the U.S


Literature on medical tourism often includes patients searching outside of the United States for less expensive healthcare. Dr. Tricia Johnson, Associate Chair of the Graduate Program in Health Systems Management at Rush University, focuses on just the opposite. Dr. Johnson’s work concentrates on medical travel into the United States. She was recently named one of the researchers […]

Trevor Gunn: Medical Technology in Medical Tourism


Trevor Gunn, Managing Director of International Relations for Medtronic, has a distinct perspective on certain populations and their healthcare across developed and developing countries. Medtronic is the largest medical technology company on the planet with a deep understanding of universal healthcare challenges.

Mr. Gunn is passionate about issues of equitable access to healthcare. In this interview […]

Dr. Chris Robertson: Culture and a Country Brand Index


Dr. Chris Robertson, professor of International Business and Strategy at the D’Amore – McKim School of Business at Northeastern University has been teaching and consulting on international business for many years. Along with being a teacher, he is also a keen student of intercultural perceptions.

The reputation and beliefs about a country is what will motivate travelers to visit that location. […]

Dr. Sharon Kleefield: Development in Global Healthcare


A 15-year veteran of the faculty at Harvard Medical School, and former Director of Healthcare Quality at Harvard Medical International, Dr. Sharon Kleefield is dedicated to developing and deploying standards of healthcare worldwide.

In this interview, Dr. Kleefield discusses the need for a better understanding of general healthcare standards, and the a wider range of reliable metrics in […]

Pramod Goel: Global Medical Tourism Facilitators


Among the most successful global medical tourism facilitators in the world, is PlacidWay, a leader in spreading information about and options for international healthcare. Pramod Goel, CEO of PlacidWay has developed a network of over 250 medical centers in more than 30 countries worldwide.

In this interview, Mr. Goel shares his insights on standards and credentials for international […]

Dr. Robert Gerl: Regional Branding and Marketing for International Healthcare


Robert Gerl, CEO of Bavaria International Health Association in Munich, Germany, is both a medical doctor, and an advocate for international medical tourism. In this interview, Dr. Gerl explains the development of Bavaria as a medical travel destination. He touches on the role of human resources development as an important part of world renowned German healthcare, and […]