Prentice Tom, MD, FACEP
Chief Medical Officer
CEP America

Dr. Tom is Chief Medical Officer at CEP America, overseeing demonstrated performance improvement programs and the development and dissemination of best practices. A noted national speaker, he provides leadership in the areas of risk management, quality, continuing medical education, CMS performance, patient experience, operations flow, data management, and innovation. Dr. Tom oversees a number of quality and performance steering committees, and is the executive sponsor for CEP America’s Administrative Fellowship.

Dr. Tom joined CEP America in 1993 and 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.

Meeting the Growing Demand for Emergency Care: What Can Hospitals Do? - 6/27/2016
Meeting the Growing Demand for Emergency Care: What Can Hospitals Do? - 10/20/2015
Hospitals — and Emergency Departments — Have Little to Lose By "Overpreparing" for Ebola - 10/20/2014
Quality Chasm? An Alternative Interpretation of ACEP's Emergency Medicine Report Card - 2/13/2014
Medicare Accelerates Program Linking Physician Pay to "Quality" - 8/7/2013
Waiting for Statistical Significance – A Struggle Against Operational Efficiency - 2/21/2013
The Flu, Emergency Department Surge and the Acute Care Continuum - 1/11/2013
The Inefficiencies of Department Silos in Healthcare - 6/14/2012