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WellStar Medical Group Names New President

July 11, 2017

WellStar Health System, a not-for-profit known for creating innovative care models for its communities, today announced the appointment of Rob Schreiner, M.D. as executive vice president and president of WellStar Medical Group (WMG). In his role, Dr. Schreiner will oversee the group’s continued growth and integration within the health system.

WellStar Medical Group, which began in 1994 with around 100 physicians, has grown to be one of the largest medical groups in the state, with 1,150 providers across 40-plus specialties at 250 locations.

“As a physician with extensive medical group leadership experience, Rob brings a unique perspective,” said Candice Saunders, president & CEO of WellStar Health System. “He has a track record of improving patient outcomes while lowering cost through a team-centered approach which will lead to better health outcomes for our patients and communities.”

Dr. Schreiner is a pulmonary and critical care physician with more than 20 years of executive-level experience in population healthcare and physician leadership development. Most recently, Dr. Schreiner served as executive medical director of the Studer Group, a healthcare consulting company which works with organizations on improving clinical outcomes and financial results. Other professional experience includes managing director of Population Health for the Huron Consulting Group and various positions with Kaiser Permanente Georgia, including chief operating officer, executive medical director, and chief of Medical-Hospitalist Services and Pulmonary Care Services.

“When I learned of this position, I thought what a great opportunity to make a contribution to physician leadership and advance the great care WellStar is known for in the community,” Schreiner said. “For many years, WellStar has been a leader of healthcare in not only Georgia but the Southeast.  Our emphasis on team-based care, patient safety, and continuous improvement has enabled our success.  I expect that emphasis and success to not only continue, but accelerate, into the next decade.”

A graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Medicine, Dr. Schreiner completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Services Center.

About WellStar Health System
WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia, is known nationally for its innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare. WellStar consists of WellStar Medical Group, 250 medical office locations, outpatient centers, health parks, a pediatric center, nursing centers, hospice, homecare, as well as 11 hospitals: WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, WellStar Atlanta Medical Center South, WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center (anchored by WellStar Kennestone Hospital), WellStar West Georgia Medical Center, and WellStar Cobb, Douglas, North Fulton, Paulding, Spalding Regional, Sylvan Grove and Windy Hill hospitals. As a not-for-profit, WellStar continues to reinvest in the health of the communities it serves with new technologies and treatments.  For more information, visit

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