Rishi Sikka, M.D.

As President of System Enterprises for Sutter Health, Rishi Sikka, M.D. brings a deep commitment to improving the lives of others and a strong vision for a better patient experience to his role overseeing key integrated services for one of the nation’s leading health systems. 

In 2017 Rishi joined the not-for-profit network, which cares for one in every 100 Americans in one of the most diverse and innovative regions of the world. In his leadership role he provides executive oversight of Facility & Property Services, Health Partnerships & Plan Products, Laboratory Services, Mental Health & Addiction Care, Pharmacy Services, Sutter Care at Home, Sutter Surgery Center Division, Sutter Walk- In Care and Sutter Shared Services (including functions like the patient contact center, finance, human resources, revenue cycle and supply chain). He also led the establishment of Sutter’s Population Health Services, a new division focused on further improving care quality, service coordination and care consistencies, and reducing total cost of care. 

Rishi came to Sutter Health from Chicago-based Advocate Health Care, where he served as senior vice president of clinical operations. He previously held clinical and management positions in emergency medicine at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois, and at Boston University Medical Center, as well as faculty positions at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. 

He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the Mayo Clinic Medical School. 

His life outside of work reflects his professional commitment to continuously improve the patient experience. Rishi serves on the board of Presbyterian Healthcare Services, a not-for-profit healthcare system comprised of eight hospitals, a medical group and health plan founded in New Mexico. He is co-author of the book, “Leading Healthcare Transformation: A Primer for Clinical Leaders,” and has written for the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review.