CHRISTINE THORBURN, MD

Sutter Health
Interim CEO, Rheumatologist, and Board Chair, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Dr. Christine Thorburn currently serves as the interim CEO and chair of the board of the Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group (PAFMG), which is affiliated with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, a Sutter Health affiliate. She has also been a rheumatologist with the group since 2005 after completing Medical School, Internal Medicine Residency and Rheumatology Fellowship at Stanford University and a post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to joining the board of directors, she held several different leadership positions within the medical group. Throughout her medical training, she maintained a dual “career” as a professional road cyclist, representing the United States of America in the Olympic Games in Athens (2004) and Beijing (2008), after which she “retired” from professional athletics.