Speaker's BiographyThomas Priselac
President and CEO, Cedars-Sinai Health System
Thomas Priselac has served as president and CEO of the Cedars-Sinai Health System since 1994 and has been associated with the organization since 1979. Priselac has served the community and health-care field in a variety of ways during his tenure with Cedars-Sinai. He is a past chair of the American Hospital Association board, past chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges and past chair of the California Hospital Association. He served on the Blue Cross of California board and subsequently became a founding member of the California Healthcare Foundation board after the conversion of Blue Cross of California to Wellpoint. The holder of the Warschaw/Law endowed chair in healthcare leadership at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Priselac also serves as an adjunct professor at the School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is an author and frequent speaker on a variety of contemporary issues in health care.