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Amy Compton-Phillips, MD

Associate executive director, Quality, The Permanente Federation

Last update: June 9, 2014



Amy Compton-Phillips, MD, is the associate executive director, quality, for The Permanente Federation, the national umbrella organization for the regional Permanente Medical Groups that employ approximately 16,000 physicians who care for approximately 9.3 million Kaiser Permanente members. She is responsible for supporting and developing clinical quality and safety improvements. She also co-chairs the Kaiser Permanente National Quality Committee.

Prior to joining The Permanente Federation, Dr. Compton-Phillips served the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group as the physician director of population care from 2003 to 2009, internal medicine service chief from 1997 to 2001, and physician director for the Columbia Gateway Medical Center from 2002 to 2003.

Dr. Compton-Phillips has extensive experience directing patient care programs, including disease management of high-risk members and transition in care for patients newly discharged from a hospital. She has been active in developing provider and patient education programs through both print and web-based materials, and has been a frequent presenter at national seminars speaking about population health, quality improvement, leveraging value from an electronic health record, and telemedicine.

Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Compton-Phillips received her medical degree from the University of Maryland Medical School, at which she also completed her residency program. She received executive business training from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler School of Business, and her bachelor’s degree from John Hopkins University. She spends her free time skiing, biking, and chairing programs in her children’s school to support the arts in education.