Don Wreden, M.D., is Chief Medical Group Transformation Officer at Sutter Health. He is a physician board-certified in Internal Medicine and previously served as President and CEO at Sutter Medical Group (SMG).
Dr. Wreden has practiced internal medicine in Sacramento since 1985. In 2001, he was named president and CEO of Sutter Medical Group and served in that capacity until 2013. From 1997 to 2007, he served on the board of directors of Sutter Health. During those 10 years, Sutter Health grew to be the 7th largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the United States and greatly enhanced its culture of physician integration. While on the Sutter Health Board, Dr. Wreden served as chairman of the Public Policy Council for two years. He also served on the finance committee, governance committee, and quality review committee.
During his leadership of SMG from 2001 to 2013, the multispecialty medical group grew from 150 to more than 500 physicians, now caring for 600,000 patients. SMG has been recognized in multiple years since 2004 as one of the top-performing medical groups in California based on quality measures and patient satisfaction by California's Integrated Healthcare Association. For its successes, SMG, together with Sutter Medical Foundation, have received the Sutter Health President's Award 5 times since 2004 for most outstanding performance as a physician organization.
Dr. Wreden holds a Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College. He completed his medical education at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and completed his residency and chief residency at the University of Arizona affiliated hospitals.