Robert W. Brenner, M.D., MMM
Dr. Brenner is the president of clinical integration and the physician
enterprise for Valley Health System (VHS). He oversees quality and performance
improvement, strategic relations, and clinical service line development across
VHS, as well as Valley Medical Group, Valley Home Care, ColigoCare (VHS’s
600-provider Clinically Integrated Network), and Population Health.
Dr. Brenner joined Valley in 2015 as senior vice president and chief
physician executive for VHS and has led an organizational transformation from
fee-for-service to fee-for-value, which included the conversion to shared
savings contracts and the development of ColigoCare and VHS’ Population Health
Department. Dr. Brenner led the creation of service lines spanning the continuum
of care, the reorganization of Transitions in Care and Case Management, and the
unification of quality management across VHS.
Prior to joining VHS, Dr. Brenner served as chief medical officer (CMO) of
Summit Medical Group for nine years and, subsequently, as CMO of Summit Health
Management. In those roles, he was responsible for strategic expansion;
enhancement of organizational performance, patient safety, and patient
experience through the creation of robust population health, risk management,
and advocacy departments; clinical program development and advancement of
clinical information technology. Prior to that position, he was a senior
executive at Mountainside Hospital/Atlantic Health System and served as the
chairman of the Family Medicine Department. Dr. Brenner has also spent 15 years
in graduate medical education, the last seven of which he served as the family
medicine residency director at Mountainside Hospital/Atlantic Health System.
Dr. Brenner is a speaker on various healthcare topics at national conferences
and has been interviewed by local, state and national news outlets. He has spent
six years on the AMGA Foundation Board, working to empower its 450-member
organizations (175,000 providers) to improve health care for one in three
Americans through its many programs. After leading the development of the
Foundation’s strategic plan (Vision 2025: 100 Million Healthier Americans by
2025), Dr. Brenner was appointed its chairman of the Foundation board.
Dr. Brenner received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School
of Medicine and completed the Columbia College of Physicians and
Surgeons/Overlook Hospital Family Medicine Internship and Residency Program. He
also holds a master’s degree in medical management from the Carnegie Mellon
University-Heinz School of Public Policy and Management and completed a
Strategic Leadership Program at New York University’s Stern School of Business.