Chief Medical Officer
Thomas F. Noren, MD
Dr. Thomas Noren is Chief Medical Officer for UP Health System - Marquette DLP. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, Dr. Noren’s primary responsibilities are quality management, teamwork among physicians, medical education, regional physician communication, and clinical and financial best practices.
Dr. Thomas Noren
Dr. Noren has a long history of providing patient care in the Upper Peninsula. He was on active staff at UP Health System - Marquette DLP from 1991 - 2008 as a gastroenterologist and was a partner with the Upper Peninsula Digestive Disease Associates, P.C., in Marquette. Prior to that he was an internal and family medicine physician at Doctors Park in Escanaba for 11 years. All together, he has provided patient care for 29 years at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba, where he served as consulting staff, active staff, chief of staff and chair of the Quality Assurance committee.
Board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, Dr. Noren completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Health Sciences – The Chicago Medical School. He completed a family medicine residency and an internal medicine residency at the University of Colorado Medical Center. He earned a medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Noren was elected Phi Beta Kappa as an undergraduate at UM, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society while in medical school.
Since 1991, Dr. Noren has been an assistant clinical professor for the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.
In 1993, he earned the Instructor of the Year Award, and in 2001 he earned the Senior Award, both presented by the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program. In 1974, he earned the Mosby Award from the University of Michigan for ranking second in his graduating class.
Dr. Noren is a past member of the Medical Advisory Panel for UP Health System - Marquette DLP. From 1995-2000, he wrote the What’s Flying column for the Mining Journal, a series on birding that he created.
Dr. Noren resides in Harvey with his wife, Susan. They have four children and seven grandchildren.