Peter Valenzuela, MD, MBA
Peter Valenzuela, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer, Mercy Medical Group

Dr. Peter Valenzuela is a nationally recognized physician leader, cartoonist, and educator. 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.


He is currently the Chief Medical Officer for Mercy Medical Group in Sacramento, comprised of almost 500 multi-specialty physicians and clinicians. While at home, 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 health care professionals. His comics have been fondly referred to as “Dilbert for Health Care.”