Michael Sexton, MD
“Dr. Sexton sets a new standard of excellence for community outreach and involvement.”
TPMG has an outstanding ambassador in Michael Sexton, MD. His decades of public service helped solidify the organization’s reputation as a community leader and major force in local and national health care policy.
In a groundbreaking achievement in 2005, Dr. Sexton became the first Permanente physician to be elected President of the California Medical Association. His election marked the culmination of decades of hard work with the CMA in numerous leadership capacities. It was a particular triumph for TPMG, whose physicians were banned from membership in medical societies in the 1950s and 1960s.
During his tenure, Dr. Sexton built a solid foundation for CMA’s continuing efforts to expand access to quality, affordable health care for all Californians. His service afforded Permanente medicine an unprecedented voice and presence in statewide medical affairs.
Over the years, he has helped establish and support many programs to enhance community health and save lives. For example, he served as the Medical Director of the San Rafael Fire Department Early Defibrillation Program, and the Director of the San Rafael Paramedic Program, which has been replicated by many communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dr. Sexton’s community service shines a positive light on all physicians in The Permanente Medical Group.