CEO Corner

Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A.Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A
President and Chief Executive Officer, AMGA

Welcome to the CEO Corner, where I share observations, articles, and photos to connect and engage with our members and the larger healthcare community.

AMGA has been quite active in 2020, bringing valuable COVID-19 resources, public policy advocacy, educational opportunities, and innovative programs to our members. AMGA's public policy team has been hard at work solidifying relationships with key congressional leaders and advocating for members during the pandemic. AMGA Foundation extended its successful Diabetes: Together 2 Goal campaign for two additional years, to improve care quality for even more patients. AMGA Analytics' Collaborative for Performance ExcellenceSM continues to develop new tools to address total cost of care, practice efficiency, high-risk patients, and service quality. Although our 2020 Annual Conference cannot be held as a live event, we will be offereing some breakout sessions virtually, with CME.

I urge you to paticipate in AMGA’s programs, conferences, leadership councils, webinars, and quality improvement collaboratives in the coming months. We need you to contribute your ideas and help us create the solutions you need. AMGA is dedicated to your success, and I am confident that together we will transform health care and make our model of care preeminent in the nation.

I’d love to hear from you – your thoughts, successes, and challenges. Drop me an email at

- Jerry

Blog Posts & Feature Articles

No Quick Return
to Normal for Providers

Article by Dr. Jerry Penso

May 15, 2020

Dr. Penso explains what lawmakers can do to help our nation's healthcare system avoid a perilous future. Read More


The Value of Networking
Has Never Been Greater

Article by Dr. Jerry Penso

April 23, 2020

Dr. Penso shares his perspective on the power of networking to overcome challenges, like the COVID-19 crisis. Read More


The New

Article by Dr. Jerry Penso

April 14, 2020

Dr. Penso identifies several trends likely to emerge in the aftermath of COVID-19. Read More



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Out and About

Catalyst for Collaboration 

October 30, 2019
I was honored to speak at the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention's 17th Annual Meeting, "Catalyst for Collaboration." Reaching cardiovascular health goals is hard work and will require collaboration across sectors.

October 3, 2019
I joined Ernesto Gluecksmann as a guest on his podcast, Through the Noisewhere we discussed AMGA's role as an association, including its mission and a profile of the members we serve.

Through the Noise Podcast 
Jerry Penso and Chris Waugh 

September 27, 2019
IQL19 kicked off with a keynote session from Sutter Health Chief Innovation Officer, Chris Waugh, who shared with attendees, the strategies he uses to foster a culture of innovative thinking among his staff.


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What I'm Reading

The Skills Doctors and Nurses Need to Be Effective Executives
Sachin H. Jain
Harvard Business Review, April 7, 2018

How to Be a Good Board Chair
Stanislav Shekshnia
Harvard Business Review, March - April, 2018

Physician Resiliency and Wellness for Transforming a Health System
Carl S. Armato, M.B.A., CPA and Tom E. Jenike, M.D.
NEJM Catalyst, May 2, 2018