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Saturday 5:44 CST, November 17, 2018

Thomas M. Priselac

Thomas M. PriselacPriselac
President and CEO
Cedars-Sinai Health System
Los Angeles, California

Thomas M. Priselac is president and chief executive officer of the Cedars-Sinai Health System -- a position he has held since January 1994.

Priselac has been associated with Cedars-Sinai since 1979. Prior to being named president and CEO, he was executive vice president from 1988 to 1993. Before joining Cedars-Sinai, Priselac was on the executive staff of Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Priselac has served the health care field in many ways in addition to his career at Cedars-Sinai. He currently serves as chairman of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees. He is a past chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges, and he currently serves on the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Board, where he previously chaired the Health Care Committee. He formerly chaired the Hospital Association of Southern California, the California Healthcare Association, and the Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Teaching Hospitals.

Priselac is an author and invited speaker on a variety of contemporary issues facing the health care field today including policy issues related to the delivery and financing of health care, health care quality and safety and the adoption and implementation of information technology. He is the holder of the Warschaw/Law endowed Chair in Healthcare Leadership at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

The Cedars-Sinai Health System is among the nation’s leading providers of health care services, medical education and research. Physician services are provided through the Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation, a full-time academic faculty, and an active private attending staff. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, with revenues of over $1.7 billion, is the largest private hospital in the western United States and provides a full range of acute inpatient care services, rehabilitation medicine, and extensive outpatient diagnostic and treatment services. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center conducts National Institutes of Health and privately funded research, valued at approximately $65 million, on a broad range of research topics. The medical center also conducts graduate medical education in a broad range of specialties for over 310 residents and fellows.

A native of Pennsylvania, Priselac obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology from Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania, and a master’s in public health, health services administration and planning, from the University of Pittsburgh.