Dr. Jerry Penso has been named chief medical and quality officer of the American Medical Group Association. He starts Sept. 1.
In the role, Penso will help design, develop and implement AMGA quality management and research initiatives and contribute in setting organizational goals and strategy, according to an AMGA news release. He also will oversee the AMGA's philanthropic arm, the American Medical Group Foundation, and quality initiatives for Anceta, the association's for-profit informatics and analytics company.
It is a new position, but it includes responsibilities previously held by Julie Sanderson-Austin, the AMGA's former vice president of quality management and research, who retired in February 2010, AMGA spokesman Tom Flatt said in an e-mail.