Dr. Peter Valenzuela is a healthcare leader, speaker, bestselling author and cartoonist.

Peter has served on governor-appointed work groups in Texas and Washington state targeting healthcare quality, outcomes, affordability and access. His creative leadership style has led to him twice being recognized by the Medical Group Management Association and American College of Medical Practice Executives (MGMA-ACMPE) with the Harwick Innovation Award and Physician Executive of the Year Award for exhibiting leadership deemed outstanding to achieve exceptional medical group performance.

When he’s not focused on his responsibilities leading large multi-specialty medical groups, Dr. Valenzuela channels his energy into Doc-Related, his online comic that offers a satirical look at the challenges of practicing clinical medicine through the eyes of healthcare professionals. His comics have been affectionately referred to as “Dilbert for Health Care.”

In addition to his medical degree from UT Southwestern, Peter earned a master’s in business administration from Auburn University. Dr. Valenzuela also holds a greenbelt certificate for Six Sigma in healthcare from Villanova University and a healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship certificate from Duke University. He has also studied design thinking via IDEO U and is a certified trainer through The Innovator’s DNA. Most recently, Dr. Valenzuela earned a certificate in digital health innovation from Brown University.

Peter and his wife, Vivian, live in the Lodi area with their cat, Zöe.

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