The American Academy of Family Physicians has named Dr. Perry Pugno the organization's vice president for medical education. In the newly created role, Pugno, the AAFP's director of medical education for the past 12 years, will lead a team of nearly 60 staff members and oversee all organizational activities pertaining to medical education, according to an AAFP news release.
AAFP names VP for education
As the AAFP's medical education director, Pugno, 62, supervised a consulting service for medical residency programs and provided staff support for the organization's legislation advocacy efforts, among other initiatives in which he was involved. He has served as president of several associations, including the Association of Family Medicine Residency Doctors, and was the founding chairman of the National Institute for Program Director Development. Pugno is board-certified in family medicine and emergency medicine and is a fellow of the AAFP, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American College of Physician Executives, according to the release.
The 97,600-member AAFP is based in Leawood, Kansas.
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