Sheri Prentiss, MD, MPH, CPS/A, CPE, FACPE, CSP®

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Dr. Sheri Prentiss is a proven visionary, best-selling author, and highly sought-after physician leader. Since 2017, she has served as Chief Medical Officer and Public Health Lead at CIEN+ to bring both an inclusive and evidence-driven approach to promoting health equity and better outcomes. She is an occupational & environmental medicine physician, public health expert, professional speaker—CSP® (Certified Speaking Professional™), and a breast cancer survivor. She has served as National Spokesperson for Susan G. Komen as well as their National Ambassador for Health Equity. 

After breast cancer treatment left her disabled from lymphedema in her right upper extremity, stripping her of her life-long dream of being a practicing physician, she re-invented herself. She went on to become a national public figure, professional speaker, and entrepreneur/owner of her own healthcare consulting business. She has been the catalyst for transformation in cultural and workplace diversity for a myriad of organizations for more than two decades.

In addition to helping patients and healthcare practitioners transform how healthcare is delivered and experienced she also shares her story, her voice, her life, and her victory in awe-inspiring and motivational ways. Dr. Sheri brings the unique perspective of being a patient and a physician to her impassioned and captivating speeches. Her remarkable story of pain, loss, and change has inspired hundreds of thousands of people across the country and abroad. As an expert in transformative medicine, a natural extension of her personal vision and mission in life is to educate consumers that healthcare and being healthy should be experienced joyfully. As such she has become the Queen of How to Let Go & LIVE and creator of Medicine Meets Ministry: Dr. Sheri’s Blueprint on How to Let Go & LIVETM, a step-by-step program that teaches individuals how to shift their focus from what they’ve lost to what remains in order to bring a new vision, path, and purpose for their life into view.

She has been featured in The New England Journal of Medicine, MORE, Essence, Oxygen, Today’s Chicago Woman, Weinberg Magazine, and the Chicago Tribune among other notable publications. She has also been featured in hundreds of television and radio interviews reaching millions with her expertise in helping individuals unlock their potential, boost their self-esteem, set new directions, and prepare for life-long achievements. Dr. Sheri is the founder of the LIVE Today Foundation, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization meeting the needs of under-resourced cancer patients and survivors living with lymphedema. Dr. Sheri is also the creator and host of The LIVE Today Show, which airs on CANTV Channel 21. She is the creator of the one of its kind podcast  “Where Medicine Meets Ministry: Dr. Sheri Talks Faith & Facts” addressing fundamental questions when it comes to spirituality, health, medicine, death, dying, and faith using a combination of a solo-cast, case studies, testimonies, and interviews with guest experts.

Dr. Prentiss obtained the following degrees: BA, with honors, Northwestern University 1989; MD, with honors, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine 1993; MPH, with a 5.0 GPA University of Illinois School of Public Health 1998; CPE (Certified Physician Executive), CCMM 2007; CSP® (Certified Speaking Professional™), National Speakers Association. She is a member of the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine as well as a Fellow, Former Director of the Board, and CPE Tutorial teaching Fellow of the American Association for Physician Leadership.

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She turns heads and turns hearts. Dr. Sheri is a remarkable motivator who does it with everything she has, with her spirit and heart working all the time. I can’t say enough good things about her.

Maureen Meldrum

This is an amazing woman!! She is truly an inspiration to all who come in contact with her!! I am truly a better person now that I have met her! Thanks for all that your do Dr. Sheri!!

Terri Mangold

Dr. Sheri is one of the most dynamic, inspirational speakers today! She will have an instant impact on your life!

Jeff Thomas

Dr. Sheri Prentiss is an awe-inspiring beacon of hope to breast cancer survivors everywhere. Her voice, physical presence, and words of encouragement converge to captivate and inspire the audience.

David Grotto

Wonderful, engaging and energetic speaker! Motivated me to “walk that extra mile"!

Randy Pearson

Dr. Prentiss was a fantastic speaker for our Ladies Night Out event. Our program with her was our first big in-person patient event since 2019. Dr. Prentiss brought us back with energy, laughter, information, and emotion. It can feel pretty raw nowadays to be back in-person sharing our thoughts when we've had the anonymity of a computer screen for so long and Dr. Prentiss made it a safe space for vulnerability and connection. We have received positive feedback from both our in-person and virtual attendees. Even our patients that needed to attend virtually felt her energy!

Gina Crooks