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Amy Compton-Phillips, MD

Chief quality officer, The Permanente Federation, Kaiser Permanente

Last update: October 27, 2014



Amy Compton-Phillips, MD, is the chief quality officer at The Permanente Federation, the umbrella organization linking the 18,000 physicians practicing with Kaiser Permanente. She focuses on enhancing the value of care delivery, helping ensure that the care provided across Kaiser Permanente is effective, efficient, safe, reliable, timely and equitable. Key priorities include developing highly reliable care across venues and specialties, ensuring that the best care anywhere in Kaiser Permanente becomes the best care everywhere, and creating infrastructure to both lead and implement health care innovation. Dr. Compton-Phillips is a key organizational leader developing capacity in patient-driven design, enhancing clinical outcomes, the care experience, and the affordability of the care we provide.

Dr. Compton-Phillips joined The Permanente Federation in January 2010, moving from the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, which she joined in 1993. She is an internal medicine physician that served in the Washington, D.C., area in a variety of roles, including internal medicine service chief, physician director for the Columbia Gateway Medical Center, physician director for Population Care and Guideline director. Dr. Compton-Phillips has extensive experience in leading a care system to broad-based improvements, built on a background of directing patient care programs. She is a frequent keynote speaker at both Kaiser Permanente and national health care meetings .

Dr. Compton-Phillips received her medical degree and residency training at the University of Maryland Medical School, and completed her undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University. She is a graduate of the Advanced Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler School of Business, and a fellowship with the International Federation of Health Plans.