Marlon L. Priest, M.D., is executive vice president, chief medical officer and market lead for senior services for the Bon Secours Health System. He leads System efforts and innovations regarding clinical transformation to provide each patient an extraordinary individual experience of care. In that regard he has responsibility for clinician synergy, quality and safety across the continuum of care. He also provides system leadership for physician practices, ambulatory services, home care, and long term care as well as the clinical information systems necessary to achieve the organizational clinical excellence objectives. Dr. Priest has more than 28 years of experience, most recently with the University of Alabama (UAB) at Birmingham, where he served as a professor of emergency medicine and surgery, senior associate chief of staff and chief quality officer for the University Hospital, and medical director for the department of Critical Care Transport. He has served as associated vice president for the UAB Medical Center where he led the creation of an insurance company, expansion of primary care services, and the creation of the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Priest has led several successful talent development programs.
Dr. Priest received his undergraduate in chemistry from the University of North Alabama and his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He was an honors graduate of both the college and medical school, and was elected to membership in AOA-Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Priest completed an Internal Medicine residency at UAB and Baptist Medical Centers. He also was a Scholar in Academic Administration and Health Policy with the Association of Academic Health Centers and had a Pew Fellowship with the Association of American Medical Colleges, Executive Development. Dr. Priest is board certified in internal medicine and emergency medicine, holds internal medicine admitting privileges, and is experienced in both inpatient and outpatient areas.