Course: Leadership Capstone Seminar
Thomas D. Gordon is the Chairman of the Board of the DSL Construction Corporation and a co-trustee of the Don Levin Trust.
In his previous role as Executive Vice President of Cedars-Sinai Health System for 22 years, Tom oversaw the organization’s Medical Network of primary care and specialist physicians. One of Tom’s many roles was Chief Executive Officer of Cedars-Sinai Medical Network Services, a management services organization that handles the administrative functions of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation, Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, Cedars-Sinai Health Associates (IPA), Cedars-Sinai Inpatient Specialty Practices, California Heart Center, Tower Hematology Oncology, Los Angeles Cardiology Associates, The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute, Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Center, Santa Monica Orthopedic Group, Valley Internal Medicine and Santa Monica Gastroenterology. The Medical Network, which covers a wide geographic area in Southern California, consists of more than 1,000 physicians, providers and specialists, serves over 150,000 fee-for-service and managed care patients, and employs over 1,900 staff.
Tom began his medical management career in 1988 as a consultant to the Medical Group of Beverly Hills. Within a year he became the group’s Chief Executive Officer. Five years later in 1993, Tom oversaw the medical group’s merger into the Cedars-Sinai Health System.
Tom obtained a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1971. After graduating from UCLA, he pursued graduate studies in Business Administration, with an emphasis on management. During his professional career, Tom has enjoyed management responsibilities in such diverse industries as screen-printing, advertising, retail auto services and consulting. He founded and was a principal in a graphics company and immediately before his affiliation with the Medical Group of Beverly Hills, he founded a management and marketing consulting firm.
Tom is dedicated to serving the entire health care community and sits on a variety of boards including the Professional Advisory Council for the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA, 21st Century Radiation/Oncology, and The Brentwood School. Tom remains a consultant to the President of Cedars-Sinai Health System, and has served as an active member of the Medical Group Management Association and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Tom teaches a course on Leadership in the Executive MPH Program, and has been a preceptor in the graduate program in Health Policy and Management for over twenty-five years, from which he has had the privilege of recruiting over twenty MPH graduates. He is also a guest lecturer at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business. Tom has been a keynote speaker for many conferences and executive retreats at the local and national levels on topics related to leadership and management, change management, culture building, training and motivation, and managed care. Tom has been married for forty-six years, has two married daughters and five grandchildren.
- Program: EMPH