Imamu Tomlinson, MD, MBA, on the dearth of diverse physicians, its impact on medicine, and the importance of mentorship. Originally posted by Urban Health Today.
Imamu Tomlinson, MD, MBA, is Chief Executive Officer of Vituity and President of the Vituity Cares Foundation. Prior to his appointment as CEO in 2017, he served as Vituity's President. As a former Regional Director of the Sequoia Region, he led the creation of one of Vituity’s first multihospital, multispecialty, integrated networks. Dr. Tomlinson also served as a member of the Vituity Board of Directors from 2012 to 2015.
In 2022, Dr. Tomlinson was recognized on Modern Healthcare's 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives Class of 2022 and Becker's Healthcare's 75 Black Healthcare Leaders to Know (2022), in addition to being featured as one of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Diversity Leaders in Healthcare.
In addition, Dr. Tomlinson is a former Chief of Staff for the Adventist Health Central Valley Network, where he continues to practice as an emergency physician. He previously served as Medical Director for Adventist Health's Hanford and Selma emergency departments, which received Vituity Site of the Year distinctions. Dr. Tomlinson also spearheaded an effort to create the network's Department of Emergency and Diagnostic Medicine and later served as its chair.
Dr. Tomlinson holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from St. Lawrence University and a medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. He completed his residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Ohio and is board-certified in emergency medicine. In 2012, Dr. Tomlinson earned an MBA in healthcare administration from California Coast University.