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,
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
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
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.