Co-founder & CEO of Medical Tourism Association® (MTA), USA

Jonathan Edelheit is President of the Medical Tourism Association, the international non- profit trade association for the Medical Tourism industry. Mr. Edelheit and the Medical Tourism Association currently consult and represent several governments in their medical tourism plans and initiatives, and is currently working with some of the largest US health insurance companies and Employers in implementing medical tourism into their health plans. The Medical Tourism association is made up of the top hospitals and insurance companies from around the world. Mr. Edelheit is also co-editor of the Medical Tourism Magazine a monthly magazine published by the Medical Tourism Association. Previous to the Medical Tourism Association, Mr. Edelheit was in charge of United Group Programs a large US healthcare administrator with clients such as DaimlerChrysler, Sysco, State of Florida and Idaho.

Believing that Medical Tourism could be a solution to the US healthcare crisis, Mr. Edelheit left United Group Programs to work for the Medical Tourism Association and to help educate the world on the high quality of care available overseas. Mr. Edelheit was the first healthcare executive in the US to implement Medical Tourism in a self funded health plan. Mr. Edelheit has been featured or mentioned in over 40 magazines from Time Magazine to Newsweek, and in February who was featured as a visionary in US healthcare for his activities in Medical Tourism by Executive Managed Healthcare Magazine, which goes out to 40,000 top US healthcare executives. Mr. Edelheit is also an attorney and is considered an expert in US healthcare