Steven Tremain

Dr. Tremain is an internationally-renowned retired Family Medicine doctor of 35 years. Dr. Tremain serves as Cynosure’s Physician Improvement Advisor working with health organizations throughout the US and Canada. With four decades of knowledge, Dr. Tremain teaches the culture of safety, process reliability, leadership, and physician engagement. He specializes in health care topics such as medication reconciliation, rapid response teams, and ventilator-associated pneumonia. 


  • Chief Medical Officer for Contra Costa Regional Medical Center for more than two decades 
  • National clinical lead for the American Hospital Association/HRET HIIN 
  • Teacher/Consultant 
  • 2007 Patient Safety Award recipient, National Association of Public Hospitals 
  • 2021 semi-finalist for ISMP Medication Safety “Cheers” Award 
  • Certified Physician Executive and Fellow, American College of Physician Executives 
  • MD, UCLA School of Medicine 


  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) – University of California, Los Angeles
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) Zoology – University of California, Davis    
  • Certificate in Medical Management – Tulane University   
  • Institute for Health care Delivery Research – Intermountain Healthcare             
  • Family Practice Residency – Contra Costa County Medical Services   


  • American Board of Family Practice         
  • Certifying Commission in Medical Management   
  • Certified Professional in Electronic Health Records (HealthITCertification) 
  • TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Certified Master Trainer 



  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement faculty and mentor 
  • Chief Medical Officer and Chief Medical Information Officer – Contra Costa Regional Medical Center  
  • Faculty, Department of Family Medicine – University of California, Davis