• Thomas Enders

    Senior Managing Director
    Manatt Health
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    New York
    Direct: 212.790.4508
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    Fax: 212.790.4545


    Yale School of Management, M.B.A., 1988


    University of Chicago, A.B., 1983

    Mr. Enders has lived in Switzerland, Venezuela, Canada, and Spain. He speaks French, Spanish and Italian.
    • Profile
    • Representative Matters
    • Honors & Awards
    • Publications
    • Memberships & Activities
    • Speaking Engagements


    Thomas Enders is a senior managing director of Manatt Health, the interdisciplinary policy and business advisory practice of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. For 25 years he has worked to improve the management and delivery of healthcare, and has worked with leaders and physicians throughout the country to create innovative solutions on challenging issues, including improving operating results, developing creative program initiatives, addressing the goals of health reform, and strengthening the ability of organizations to meet the demands transforming healthcare. Mr. Enders is a leading consultant to the country's academic medical centers (AMCs) and medical schools, integrated delivery networks, children's hospitals, health systems and associations. A skilled facilitator, his areas of focus include strategic and financial planning, organization development, formation and management of new delivery systems models (including accountable care organizations), Medicaid policy and provider delivery transformation, payment and reimbursement reform, mergers and acquisitions, and information technology strategy. 

    Prior to joining Manatt Health, Mr. Enders was a senior partner and managing director with Computer Sciences Corporation's (CSC) Global Health Solutions practice. He was responsible for CSC's East Region Health Delivery practice, which included strategic services, clinical systems implementation and optimization, revenue cycle, technology and integration services, performance improvement, and information technology outsourcing for leading healthcare providers. Mr. Enders is deeply versed in health information technology, having led CSC's initiative to support states in responding proactively to the opportunities presented for health improvement utilizing health information exchange. Prior to CSC, he was a partner with APM, a healthcare management consultancy, leading projects related to strategy development, organization change, and performance improvement. 

    Representative Matters

    Mr. Enders' recent engagements include:

    • Supported a New England health system and medical school in developing a vision and organization structure for the use of data and analytics in support of the enterprise strategic plan and the support of a learning health system (LHS) model.
    • Worked closely with the AHA to assess the trends shaping the future of Medicaid and its interaction with the public and private exchanges, culminating in the creation of a series of tools to assist members in achieving positive outcomes, including a Medicaid Reform Framework and a readiness checklist.
    • Supported a national nonprofit health system in the completion of a complex multiparty transaction with a cardiovascular research institute and top medical school, which included the development of a new governance structure, an integrated medical staff model, and an ambitious five year strategic plan to advance cardiovascular research.
    • Led a top ten academic medical center in the development of a comprehensive clinical enterprise strategy, including initiatives related to network ACO development, program enhancement, and operating model improvement.
    • Assisted a leading children's hospital in planning and implementing a population health division and multiple related initiatives.
    • Led the development of an enterprise information services strategic plan for a leading academic health system.
    • Assisted an academic medical center renegotiate its academic affiliation strategy.
    • Led a comprehensive coalition-building initiative for Medicaid reform, resulting in a "next generation" Medicaid delivery system reform.
    • Worked with a West Coast hospital association and its academic medical center members to define a sustainable graduate medical education financing system.
    • Developed an enterprise strategic plan for a leading academic medical center, encompassing its research, educational, and clinical missions.
    • Completed a "road map to integration" for an 11-hospital system in the Midwest, including developing recommendations for a new governance and corporate structure to support its implementation. Subsequently led the development of its strategic plan.
    • Established a Medicaid reform initiative with a leading children's hospital and pediatricians throughout its state.
    • Supported joint venture development for the implementation of an integrated service line.
    • Completed an enterprise IT strategy for a leading academic medical center.
    • Designed a clinically integrated network, including a children's hospital, pediatricians, and pediatric specialists.
    • Prepared a multiparty business and investment plan for a regional ACO.
    • Prepared a strategic and financial plan for a statewide NGO that is building a research data warehouse and related analytical tools.
    • Developed an informatics and reporting strategy for a major national association of providers.

    Honors & Awards


    Co-author, “Advancing Healthcare Transformation: A New Era for Academic Nursing,” American Association of Colleges of Nursing, March 2016.

    Co-author, “Getting into the Game: Academic Medical Centers and Population Health Approaches to Care Delivery,” Population Health News, June 2014.

    Co-author, “Advancing the Academic Health System for the Future,” Association of American Medical Colleges, March 2014.

    Co-author, “Health Information Technology: Emerging Landscape, Legal Issues and Opportunities,” BNA’s Health Law & Business Series, 2014.

    Co-author, “10 Megatrends Shaping Healthcare’s Next 10 Years,” Manatt Health Update, November 2013.

    Co-author, AAMC Readiness for Reform Case Study Series.

    Co-author, "Bold, New Choices for Children's Hospitals: Pediatric Accountable Care and Payment Reform," CHCA,Fall 2011.

    Co-author, "Readiness for Reform, National Assessment Results," AAMC, February 2011.

    Co-author, "ACO Management Depends on IT," HealthLeaders, November 19, 2010.

    Co-author, "Health Information Requirements for Accountable Care," CSC Emerging Practices, October 2010.

    Co-author, "Towards Coordinated Care, Healthcare Payment Reform," CSC Emerging Practices, November 2009.

    Co-author, "Integrative Leadership and Health Care Reform,"Conference Proceedings, AAMC, October 2009.

    Memberships & Activities

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaker, “Delivering Value-Trends in Health System Formation and the Next Generation of Value Creation,” Yale New Haven Health System, Trumbull, CT, May 21, 2015.

    Speaker, “Briefing on National Trends in Academic Medicine,” Yale Corporation Board Meeting, New Haven, CT, February 20, 2015.

    “Advancing the Academic Health System for the Future,” Summer Leadership Development Institute, University of Alabama Health System, Birmingham, AL, July 16, 2014.

    "Medicaid of the Future: The Role for Provider Leadership," AHA National Meeting, May 4-7, 2014.

    "Medicaid Redesign: New Insights on How Hospital Associations Can Lead," State Hospital Association Executives Forum, December 5, 2013.

    "Value from Scale: Best Practices from Leading Regional and National Health Systems," University of California Health Summit, November 25-26, 2013.

    "Advancing the Academic Health System for the Future," AAMC Annual Meeting, November 3, 2013.

    "The Power of Innovation to Transform Healthcare," Florida Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Summit, October 2013.

    "Leadership and Governance Strategies for Healthcare Systems," Witt/Kieffer Annual Shareholder Meeting, September 2013.

    "Academic Medicine for the Future," UCSF Strategic Leadership Retreat, May 2013.

    "Clinical Integration - Success Factors, Best Practices, and Risks," Multiple physician forums at clients throughout 2012.

    "Readiness for Reform, National Assessment Results," Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 2010 National Meeting, November 7, 2010, Washington, D.C.

    "Pediatric Integrated Care & Payment Reform (Accountable Care for Children's Hospitals)," Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA), Annual CEO Executive Dialogues Meeting, New York, NY, 2010.