Dr. Ed Tori serves as the Director of Presence for one of the largest health systems on the East Coast where his responsibilities include serving as the chief architect of the Institute’s virtual presence and leveraging it to catalyze innovation throughout the health system. He is currently piloting a system-wide social collaboration environment as well as a person-to-person “Innovator-in-Residence” program.

Dr. Tori is the Director of The Influence Center. He assists physicians, nurses, mid-levels, executives, administrators and all who work in healthcare to learn the science of persuasion for better communication and improved care delivery/connection.

He conducts “Influence Consults” that touch nearly every aspect of healthcare – Such consults have already reached diverse healthcare domains including resident recruitment, patient adherence, philanthropic efforts, patient education, professional op-ed writing, bedside manner, conflict management, pediatric obesity, smoking cessation and the opening of new healthcare delivery facilities.

Dr. Tori provides coaching on influence, body language, rapport and parenting for busy executives. He runs several influence, productivity, humor and healthcare training websites as well as his own mobile game company. He and his wife, also a physician, homeschool their six children. Dr. Tori has authored several humor books and children's books.

From 2003 through 2011, Dr. Tori served as the Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Step-Down Unit at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD where he was responsible for running perioperative cardiac services.

Ed is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He completed his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine followed by a residency in internal medicine at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital where he was both Chief Resident and Resident of the Year. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies from Cornell University.