President and CEO, Cedars-Sinai Health System
Chair-elect, American Hospital Association
National Healthcare Leadership Awardee

Thomas M. Priselac is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cedars-Sinai Health System -- a position he has held since January 1994.

Mr. 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, he was on the executive staff of Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Mr. Priselac has served on many boards in the health care field and currently serves as the immediate past Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges. He has been selected as Chair-Elect of the American Hospital Association, beginning 2008. He also is a member of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Board, where he chairs 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. The holder of the Warschaw/Law Endowed Chair in Healthcare Leadership at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Mr. Priselac also serves as an adjunct professor at the UCLA School of Public Health and is an author and invited speaker on a variety of contemporary issues in healthcare.

A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. 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.