Frederick Cerise, MD, MPH

Position: Commissioner

Location: Dallas, TX

Term Ends: April 2020

Frederick Cerise, MD, MPH, is president and chief executive officer of Parkland Health and Hospital System, a large public safety-net health system in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he oversaw Medicaid and other programs for the state of Louisiana as secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals. Dr. Cerise also held the position of medical director and other leadership roles at various health care facilities operated by Louisiana State University. He began his career as an internal medicine physician and spent 13 years treating patients and teaching medical students in Louisiana’s public hospital system. Dr. Cerise received his degree in medicine from Louisiana State University and his master of public health from Harvard University.

Financial Interests

Parkland Health and Hospital Systems, employer


American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, board member
Nurse-Family Partnership, board member
Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, board member
Parkland Community Health Plan, board member
Teaching Hospitals of Texas, board member
Texas Hospital Association, board member