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Katrina S. Firlik

Neurosurgeon / Entrepreneur / Author

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Katrina S. Firlik Biography

Dr. Katrina Firlik made history as the first woman admitted to the neurosurgery residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, one of the largest and most prestigious programs in the country. She then spent six years as a neurosurgeon in private practice in Greenwich, Connecticut and served on the clinical faculty at Yale University School of Medicine.

Dr. Firlik currently focuses on medical innovation as an entrepreneur. She is co-founder and chief medical officer of HealthPrize Technologies. HealthPrize has developed a novel solution to the problem of poor compliance with prescription medications, a problem that leads to poor outcomes and an estimated $290 billion in preventable medical spending per year in the US.

Her first book, Another Day in the Frontal Lobe, draws on her rare combination of wit, humor, and medical insight to create a neurosurgeon's Kitchen Confidential – a unique insider's memoir of a fascinating profession. Dr. Firlik recounts how her background as a surgeon's daughter with a strong stomach and a keen interest in the brain led her to this rarefied specialty, and she describes her challenging, atypical trek from medical student to fully qualified surgeon.

Another Day in the Frontal Lobe was selected as part of the 78th Annual Exhibition of Books for the Teen Age at the New York Public Library. The Library Journal selected Another Day in the Frontal Lobe as one of their Best Sci-Tech Books of 2006, and it was also ranked as #3 on the Science Bestseller list in the August edition of Discover Magazine. Another Day in the Frontal Lobe has been published internationally in the UK, China, and Taiwan, with translations soon to arrive in Brazil and Korea.

Dr. Firlik has been interviewed numerous times on NPR and has been featured on Fox News, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, CNN with Lou Dobbs Tonight, and PBS Latenight. Excerpts of her book and serials have been included in publications such as The Chicago Tribune and Scientific American Mind.

Speaking Topics
  • Motivating Healthy Behaviors: How Compliance Improves Medical Outcomes & Decreases Healthcare Costs

    In this keynote, Firlik will discuss how creative marketing techniques and behavioral economics can be brought into healthcare to motivate medication compliance and other healthy behaviors. She will explore a novel Internet-based approach that leverages consumer-friendly education and financial incentives. By treating people like consumers and not like patients, and by avoiding the traditional look and feel of healthcare, medical outcomes can be improved, with a resulting decrease in cost. Better compliance with medication is a win-win for every stakeholder in medicine: the patient, employer, insurer, pharmacy, pharmaceutical company, and doctor.

  • Another Day in the Frontal Lobe

    Dr. Firlik's talk, Another Day in the Frontal Lobe, explores how a surgeon thinks about the brain on a day-to-day basis, a perspective quite different than that of other brain specialists, like neurologists and neuroscientists.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Katrina S. Firlik?

    Booking fees for Katrina S. Firlik, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Katrina S. Firlik, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Katrina S. Firlik for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Katrina S. Firlik for your next private or corporate function.
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Katrina S. Firlik Biography

Dr. Katrina Firlik made history as the first woman admitted to the neurosurgery residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, one of the largest and most prestigious programs in the country. She then spent six years as a neurosurgeon in private practice in Greenwich, Connecticut and served on the clinical faculty at Yale University School of Medicine.

Dr. Firlik currently focuses on medical innovation as an entrepreneur. She is co-founder and chief medical officer of HealthPrize Technologies. HealthPrize has developed a novel solution to the problem of poor compliance with prescription medications, a problem that leads to poor outcomes and an estimated $290 billion in preventable medical spending per year in the US.

Her first book, Another Day in the Frontal Lobe, draws on her rare combination of wit, humor, and medical insight to create a neurosurgeon's Kitchen Confidential – a unique insider's memoir of a fascinating profession. Dr. Firlik recounts how her background as a surgeon's daughter with a strong stomach and a keen interest in the brain led her to this rarefied specialty, and she describes her challenging, atypical trek from medical student to fully qualified surgeon.

Another Day in the Frontal Lobe was selected as part of the 78th Annual Exhibition of Books for the Teen Age at the New York Public Library. The Library Journal selected Another Day in the Frontal Lobe as one of their Best Sci-Tech Books of 2006, and it was also ranked as #3 on the Science Bestseller list in the August edition of Discover Magazine. Another Day in the Frontal Lobe has been published internationally in the UK, China, and Taiwan, with translations soon to arrive in Brazil and Korea.

Dr. Firlik has been interviewed numerous times on NPR and has been featured on Fox News, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, CNN with Lou Dobbs Tonight, and PBS Latenight. Excerpts of her book and serials have been included in publications such as The Chicago Tribune and Scientific American Mind.

Katrina S. Firlik Speaking Topics

  • Motivating Healthy Behaviors: How Compliance Improves Medical Outcomes & Decreases Healthcare Costs

    In this keynote, Firlik will discuss how creative marketing techniques and behavioral economics can be brought into healthcare to motivate medication compliance and other healthy behaviors. She will explore a novel Internet-based approach that leverages consumer-friendly education and financial incentives. By treating people like consumers and not like patients, and by avoiding the traditional look and feel of healthcare, medical outcomes can be improved, with a resulting decrease in cost. Better compliance with medication is a win-win for every stakeholder in medicine: the patient, employer, insurer, pharmacy, pharmaceutical company, and doctor.

  • Another Day in the Frontal Lobe

    Dr. Firlik's talk, Another Day in the Frontal Lobe, explores how a surgeon thinks about the brain on a day-to-day basis, a perspective quite different than that of other brain specialists, like neurologists and neuroscientists.

FAQs on booking Katrina S. Firlik

  • How to book Katrina S. Firlik?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Katrina S. Firlik for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Katrina S. Firlik, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Katrina S. Firlik or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Katrina S. Firlik?

    Booking fees for Katrina S. Firlik, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Katrina S. Firlik, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Katrina S. Firlik?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Katrina S. Firlik for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Katrina S. Firlik for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Katrina S. Firlik or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Katrina S. Firlik or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Katrina S. Firlik is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Motivating Healthy Behaviors: How Compliance Improves Medical Outcomes & Decreases Healthcare Costs and Another Day in the Frontal Lobe. The estimated speaking fee range to book Katrina S. Firlik for your event is available upon request. Katrina S. Firlik generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alison Gopnik, Maddy Dychtwald, Stuart Firestein, Mayim Bialik and Elizabeth Murchison. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Katrina S. Firlik for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Katrina S. Firlik Speaking Topics

  • Motivating Healthy Behaviors: How Compliance Improves Medical Outcomes & Decreases Healthcare Costs

    In this keynote, Firlik will discuss how creative marketing techniques and behavioral economics can be brought into healthcare to motivate medication compliance and other healthy behaviors. She will explore a novel Internet-based approach that leverages consumer-friendly education and financial incentives. By treating people like consumers and not like patients, and by avoiding the traditional look and feel of healthcare, medical outcomes can be improved, with a resulting decrease in cost. Better compliance with medication is a win-win for every stakeholder in medicine: the patient, employer, insurer, pharmacy, pharmaceutical company, and doctor.

  • Another Day in the Frontal Lobe

    Dr. Firlik's talk, Another Day in the Frontal Lobe, explores how a surgeon thinks about the brain on a day-to-day basis, a perspective quite different than that of other brain specialists, like neurologists and neuroscientists.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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