Mohannad Kusti, MD, MPH

Medical Director and Corporate Medical Advisor

School of Public Health, WVU

Dr. Mohannad Kusti is a global physician executive and healthcare consultant with unique expertise and experience related to corporate healthcare benefits serving a variety of employers as their consulting corporate medical director and chief medical officer through Optimal Workplace & Environmental Wellness Corporation. Dr. Kusti is currently working at Pivot Onsite-Innovations as their Regional Medical Director. Prior to that, he completed a successful tenure as Corporate Medical Director & Chief Medical Officer at United States Steel Corporation headquartered at the Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to that role at USS, he had been a Plant Medical Director for several years at the frontline steel mills. He also serves Teradata, Med Bar/Floss Bar Inc., & MyHouseCall, Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) as a consulting CMO and has joined the “Corporate Medical Advisors - International SOS” consulting organizations. Currently, Dr. Kusti is considered one of the industry experts on COVID-19 corporate management and is consulting for numerous employers and corporations nationally and globally.

Dr. Kusti served as an Associate Service Fellow at the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) at the CDC for one year following the completion of an occupational medicine residency at West Virginia University School of Medicine and the School of Public Health in Morgantown, WV. He completed his master’s degree in Public Health at West Virginia School of Public Health. Dr. Kusti is Board certified as a specialist in Occupational Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, and is a certified Medical Review Officer, a Certified Professional Supervisor for Audiometric Monitoring Program, as well as a Certified Medical Examiner for the FMCSA.

Dr. Kusti is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences at West Virginia University and serve as board member of the leadership council for WVU School of Public Health. He is furthermore a member of the Occupational Medicine Residency Advisory Committee for the Environmental & Occupational Health Science Institute at Rutgers School of Public Health in NJ, and a member of the Greater Pittsburgh Executive Claims Council. Dr. Kusti serves as a member of the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health Service Board (PBGH) and is the Medical Director for PBGH. He is also a council member of the National Purchaser Leadership Council of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions and a member of the National Alliance Medical Director on Demand Advisory Group.

Dr. Kusti holds an active license to practice medicine in the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois, and Minnesota, as well an active license to practice in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Speaker Questionnaire
What is the biggest thing you learned in 2020?

What do you feel are the two most important benefits or areas that need to be a top priority in 2021?

Can you share a story on an area of your healthcare program or employee benefits where you were able to create significant savings or stop costs from rising?

If you could automatically receive a 10-20% reduction in costs in three areas/programs, what would your dream list be?

What is the most innovative program you will focus on in 2021 and/or 2022?

How are you re-imagining corporate culture & well-being?

What virtual care solutions did you roll out during the pandemic? How valuable were they and why?

If you look at our 3 Moonshots - Costs, Culture, and Care; In one sentence, tell us what would be something positive for us to take from 2020 and bring into this new year?

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Moonshot #1​

Reduce employer healthcare and benefits costs by 25% by 2025.​



Moonshot #2​

Reimagine engagement and well-being.



Moonshot #3

Provide 40% of healthcare services virtually and through technology by 2025.​


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