Dr. Peter Valenzuela is a family physician and executive leader with a passion for teaching others. He completed a fellowship focused on curriculum design and delivery methods as well as training technology and evaluation. Peter has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to practice management, leadership education and medical innovation.
Peter received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas (UT) in Austin. He attended medical school at UT Southwestern in Dallas and completed his family medicine residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Peter later earned a masters in business administration with a focus on healthcare from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.
In 2012, Dr. Valenzuela was named Physician Executive of the Year by the Medical Group Management Association and the American College of Medical Practice Executives. The award honors a physician executive who has exhibited outstanding leadership to achieve exceptional medical group performance in the delivery of healthcare through personal example and collaborative team management.
Recently, Peter founded Lucere Leadership to provide online education focused on clinical leadership and medical innovation.