50 Most Influential Physician Executives – 2017
President/CEO, Parkland Hospital
In March 2014, Frederick Cerise was named president and CEO of Dallas-based Parkland Health & Hospital System, one of the largest public hospital systems in the country, averaging more than 1 million patient visits annually. Prior to joining Parkland, Cerise served as associate dean for clinical affairs at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans School of Medicine. Previously, he was vice president for health affairs and medical education of the Louisiana State University System and earlier was secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.