ICYMI: Nigerian Wilson appointed CMO of U.S. leading health group

Dr Margaret-Mary Wilson

Dr Margaret-Mary Wilson

A Nigerian Dr. Margaret-Mary Wilson has been appointed as the chief medical officer of UnitedHealth Group, the largest health insurance company in the United States by net premiums

Wilson’s appointment is effective immediately.

Her appointment was made known by a Nigerian cardiologist, Abraham Ariyo of Baylor Scott and White Medical Centre, in Dallas, Texas.

Wilson’s UnitedHealth Group has a market capitalization of over $400.7 billion.

In her position, she will oversee over 340,000 skilled medical experts, and will lead the company’s clinical innovations, focusing particularly on improving health equity.

Dr. Wilson graduated from The College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria in in 1983.

After internship and Youth Service, she did post-graduate training in Internal Medicine at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, from 1985-1990.

She continued further training in United Kingdom (1990-96) where she received her MRCP.

She moved to the United States to continue her training in Internal Medicine at New York University Downtown Hospital (1997-2000).

She joined the faculty at St. Louis University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor (2000-2005) and as an Associate Professor (2005-2006).

She joined the Gateway Medical Center at Granite City in Illinois as a Physician Advisor (2006-2008).

In 2008, she joined the UnitedHealth Group as a Regional Medical Director.

In 2012-2013, she enrolled in the Executive MBA (Health management) program at the Western Governors University.

She is married to Moji Solar-Wilson, a Nigerian-American New York State licensed real estate broker.

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