Urologist and kidney transplant surgeon Peter N. Bretan Jr., M.D., is CMA president elect, and will serve as on the CMA Executive Committee in that role for one year. Dr. Breton will be installed as president following the 2019 House of Delegates. He will be 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 15 years.
Dr. Bretan is the founder and CEO of Life Plant International, a charitable organization that promotes disaster preparedness, organ donation and early disease screening worldwide. He 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.