Edmund A. Tori, D.O.
Director of Presence, MedStar Institute for Innovation
Edmund A. Tori, D.O., is the Director of Presence for the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2) where his responsibilities include serving as the chief architect of MI2’s virtual presence and leveraging it to catalyze innovation throughout the MedStar Health system. He is currently piloting “MI2 Sense”, a MedStar-wide social collaboration environment as well as a person-to-person “Innovator-in-Residence” program.
Through courses, public speaking, and coaching, Dr. Tori provides training on influence for health professionals and caregivers. His “Influence Consults” have touched such diverse areas as resident recruitment, patient adherence, philanthropic efforts, patient education, professional op-ed writing, bedside manner, conflict management and the opening of new healthcare delivery facilities.
In addition to this work, Ed provides consulting on social media, online marketing and mobile app and game development. He runs several health care training, marketing, influence, and humor websites. A father of six, he is publishing a series of children’s books and he runs his own mobile game company.
From 2003 through 2011, Dr. Tori was 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 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 African Studies from Cornell University.
His training in influence and persuasion comes from over a decade of apprentice arrangements with experts in diverse influence domains including coaching, social sciences, direct response marketing, advertising, game design, counterintelligence, copywriting, hypnosis, NLP, parenting, public speaking, internet marketing and others.