Our Board of Directors

THOMAS J. QUATROCHE JR., PHD  |  President and CEO, ECMCC

Thomas J. Quatroche, Jr., PhD, is a native of Western New York.  For over 20 years, Tom has held executive positions in Management, Strategic Planning and Marketing in both higher education and healthcare. He has been part of the ECMC family for 16 years.  In May 2015, Tom was appointed President of Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation and on January 26, 2016, the ECMC Board of Directors appointed Tom as Chief Executive Officer and President.  In this capacity, Tom provides leadership for over 3,600 staff members at ECMC, Terrace View Long Term Care facility, and additional outpatient locations. His responsibilities also include all strategic initiatives of the corporation, including affiliations with Great Lakes Health of Western New York, Kaleida Health, University at Buffalo and many other community organizations important to the corporation’s strategic direction.

Prior to becoming President and CEO, Tom served as President at ECMC where he was responsible for all Surgical Services, Orthopaedics, Oncology, Head & Neck/Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Bariatrics, and Oral Oncology Maxillofacial Prosthetics, as well as marketing, strategic planning and the development of new business.

Dr. Quatroche is a past recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Fredonia Alumni Association, the Barry and Deanna Snyder Chairman’s Award from the Seneca Diabetes Foundation and the SUNY Buffalo State College Distinguished Alumni Award. He was the 2020 and the 2021 commencement speaker at his alma mater, State University of New York at Fredonia. Tom currently serves on the board of the Healthcare Association of Western and Central New York, Inc and is a member of the Board of Directors of America’s Essential Hospitals (the Washington, DC-based organization representing the nation’s public hospitals), where he serves as chair of the Governance Committee. He also serves on the Buffalo Niagara Partnership Board of Directors and he is a Trocaire College Trustee Emeritus. In 2023, Tom was appointed by NYS Governor Hochul to the Erie County Stadium Board of Directors. In December 2020, Tom was appointed co-lead of the Western New York Vaccine Hub, which was established by New York State to create a regional COVID-19 vaccination plan and distribute the vaccine broadly and equitably to the region’s residents. And in November 2020, Tom was appointed by the NYS Department of Financial Services and the NYS Department of Health to the 25-member Health Care Administrative Simplification Workgroup. He joined healthcare industry stakeholders and others on the workgroup from across New York State to study and evaluate methods to reduce healthcare administrative costs and complexities through standardization, simplification, and technology. In addition, Tom is a former board member of the Trocaire College Board of Trustees, SUNY College at Buffalo Foundation Board and Buffalo Renaissance Foundation Board of Directors.

During his career, Tom has served on statewide committees in education for the State University of New York and served as a representative on the New York State Medicaid Task Force. He has also been recognized for several consecutive years in the New York publication City & State’s Health Power 100. Tom has also been a featured presenter at healthcare conferences regarding various policy issues, including federal healthcare reform.

As a lifelong Western New Yorker, Tom has been very involved in the community. He served on the Hamburg Town Board from 1994-2009, was a member of the Immaculata Academy School Board from 2004 to 2009 and has been involved in other civic organizations.  Tom is also the past recipient of Buffalo Business First’s 40 Under 40 award for business and civic leadership.

Tom received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the State University of New York College at Fredonia, a Master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration from the State University of New York College at Buffalo and his Doctorate in Higher Education – Educational Leadership and Policy from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Tom lives in Amherst with his wife Jodi and their son, Maxwell.

Education & Training

  • PhD, Higher Education – Educational Leadership and Policy, The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • MS, Student Personnel Administration, State University of New York College at Buffalo
  • BS, Business Administration and Marketing, State University of New York College at Fredonia

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