Michael Torres is the Vice President of Adventist Health System. An influential medical/physician leader with a particular interest in systems management, Torres has almost 30 years of experience in the medical field.
Torres got his start as a paramedic, quickly being elected president of the firefighter’s union before completing medical school and residency. A board-certified physician in family medicine and health care quality management, Torres is a former commander of three medical units in the US Air Force. After serving, Torres had successful tenures as an Interim Medical Officer, Interim Medical Director, and eventually a Chief Medical Officer role before landing the role as Vice President of Adventist Health Systems.
Throughout his career, Torres has provided leadership in clinical practices across 13 states and throughout numerous other regional health systems, while continuing to pursue higher education. An MBA with Certifications in Management and Leadership, Military and Organizational Leadership, and a LEAN Certification, as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.