A portrait picture of author Monica Reed

About the Author

Monica Reed, MD, MSc is an accomplished senior healthcare leader with 30 years of experience. She established her professional reputation as a physician, speaker, author, hospital administrator, and senior executive at AdventHealth, where she served as CEO of Celebration Health, Regional CEO for AdventHealth South-Central Florida Market, Chief Medical Officer at AdventHealth Orlando, and Chief Learning Officer for AdventHealth Central Florida Region.

More About Monica Reed

Dr. Reed completed her medical degree at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Later, she received a master’s degree from Oxford University in organizational and individual change as well as certification in life and leadership coaching. Her thesis was a forward-looking analysis on the increasingly complex environment of the healthcare industry and the skillset leaders need to remain agile in their strategic decision making.

Dr. Reed recently established the Reed Consulting Group, a company that takes her successful experience in multiple aspects of healthcare and focuses on partnering with people that seek creative, deep, and effective change for themselves, their colleagues, or organization.

In recognition of her accomplishments, Dr. Reed was named one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare in 2008. In 2013, she was awarded the Central Florida Urban League’s Cornerstone Award for Healthcare Empowerment as well as the AdventHealth Crystal Angel Award for her impactful leadership. In 2014, she was named one of the Top 5 Citizens of Central Florida by the Orlando Sentinel. In February of 2018, Dr. Reed was acknowledged by Mayor Buddy Dyer and the City of Orlando as the first African American physician-administrator and chief medical officer of a major health system in Orlando’s history.

In addition to her innovative healthcare leadership, Dr. Reed has been on the national stage as a medical news reporter for NBC and ABC affiliates in Alabama and Florida, respectively. She is the author of The Creation Health Breakthrough, a book focused on 8 principles of healthy lifestyles. Dr. Reed’s passion for impact through partnership with people, organizations, and industry has enabled profound organizational paradigm shifts that generate measurable outcomes while providing a deep sense of meaning and purpose.


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