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Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A.

President and Chief Executive Officer


Dr. Penso became President and Chief Executive Officer at AMGA on Oct. 16, 2017.

He continues to serve as Chief Medical and Quality Officer for AMGA and President of AMGA Foundation, and leads Best Practices Learning Collaboratives, Chronic Care Initiatives, Acclaim Award, and research and benchmarking programs for AMGA’s member groups.

Prior to joining AMGA, Dr. Penso served as Medical Director, Continuum of Care for Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group (SRSMG) in San Diego. Sharp Healthcare is the largest integrated health care delivery system in San Diego and a 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. Dr. Penso coordinated Pay for Performance initiatives and chronic disease management, and SRSMG was recognized as a top performing group in California’s Pay for Performance program every year since 2005.

Dr. Penso has served on the Integrated Healthcare Association Board of Directors, the California Cooperative Healthcare Reporting Initiative Executive Committee, and Board of Directors of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, and chaired the Technical Quality Committee for California’s Pay for Performance program.

Dr. Penso received his Master’s in Business Administration from San Diego State University, his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.