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


As Chief Medical and Quality Officer for AMGA and President of AMGA Foundation, Dr. Penso leads best-practices learning collaboratives for the 400+ member groups, research and benchmarking programs, and AMGA’s national hypertension campaign. Prior to joining AMGA, Dr. Penso served as Medical Director, Continuum of Care for Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group 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, Board of Directors of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, and chaired the Technical Quality Committee for California’s Pay for Performance program.