Peter N. Bretan, M.D.

Urologist and kidney transplant surgeon Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., is CMA’s immediate past president. Dr. Bretan was the first Filipino-American physician to serve as CMA president.

Dr. Bretan practices in Marin, Sonoma and Santa Cruz Counties. He has served as a CMA trustee and delegate, and is a three-time county medical society president. He is the current president of the California Urological Association and serves as an adjunct clinical professor at Touro University, where he has taught classes in health care policy for the past 16 years.

Dr. Bretan is the founder and CEO of Life Plant International, a charitable organization that furnishes lifesaving transplants in developing countries, for which he was recognized by the AMA with the Benjamin Rush Award for Citizenship and Community Service. Dr. Bretan has also provided care around the world on medical missions.

Dr. Bretan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in physiology from University of California, Berkeley and his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, where he completed residencies in general surgery and urology, as well as a fellowship in radiology. He also completed a fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in transplantation and renovascular surgery.

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