Prentice Tom, MD, FACEP
Chief Innovation Officer

Dr. Tom is Chief Innovation Officer at CEP America. In this role, he oversees the development and implementation of healthcare service solutions.

Prior to being appointed CIO, Dr. Tom served as Chief Medical Officer. During his time as CMO, he launched patient satisfaction initiatives and developed risk management and CMS programs. He led two of CEP America’s breakthrough initiatives, including Rapid Medical Evaluation (RME) and emergency psychiatry, and oversaw the development CEP America’s palliative care program. Dr. Tom also provided executive oversight for CEP America’s Administrative Fellowship. In addition, he created the company’s Clinical Education department and CME programs. 

Dr. Tom joined CEP America in 1993. He currently works as a staff physician in the emergency department at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, CA. Before joining CEP America, he was a faculty member at Stanford University Medical School, Division of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Tom has participated in numerous medical organizations, including the International Medical Corps, Bosnia and Emergency International, where he served as long-term project coordinator for the China Project. He holds a bachelor's degree in Medical Physics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School, where he co-founded the Asian Health Organization. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, and was a Kaiser Fellow in Health Policy and Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.