OCMA Member Spotlight

Christopher Celio, M.D.

Dr. Christopher Celio is the medical director for Client Solutions and employer wellness programs at Providence St. Joseph Health, the nation’s third-largest not-for-profit health system. With the goal of keeping people healthy, Dr. Celio is at the forefront of making wellness more personalized, effective and affordable for consumers and employer groups. 

Dr. Celio’s approach entails blending traditional high-touch care with new emerging tools like big data and artificial intelligence to better pinpoint an employer group’s health care needs. Backed by these precise data studies, he and his team are able to deliver highly personalized care plans for individual patients while also identifying factors and trends to improve the health of an entire population. This approach has proved successful for his Wellness Division clients, which include Masimo, Paramount Unified School District, Edwards Lifesciences, and Western Digital. 
Born in Fullerton, Dr. Celio grew up in sunny Southern California and attended Servite High School.  After graduation, he moved to Omaha, Nebraska and attended Creighton University where he received his bachelor degrees in mathematics and biology.  Because he enjoyed the cold so much, he also completed post-graduate work in mathematics, received his medical degree, and completed his family medicine residency there as well.

After becoming board-certified in family medicine, Dr. Celio remained in Omaha and started his career in private practice.  After three years, he moved back to Southern California to practice medicine for the St. Jude Heritage Medical Group in Diamond Bar.  Because of his passion for wellness, he made the tough decision after seven years to leave his practice and start a new adventure in the newly formed Wellness Division of PSJH.  To date, he has been enjoying every minute of his four years serving employers in Southern California.  Currently, he serves as Secretary/Treasurer and an alternate delegate for the  OCMA and has served on the Board of Trustees at St. Jude Medical Center, where he chaired the quality committee.

In his free time, Dr. Celio loves to be at home with his wife, Christina, and 5 children, Emma, Andrew, Jacob, Elizabeth, and Abigail.  His personal passions include going to the beach, participating in any sport related activity, watching theater performances, and listening to music.  


Christopher Celio, M.D.





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