MAG CEO honored with Georgia ACP leadership award

The following press release from the Medical Association of Georgia was sent out on October 16…

Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) Executive Director and CEO Donald J. Palmisano Jr. was honored with the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Physicians’ (ACP) 2018 Leadership Award during a ceremony that took place during the organization’s annual meeting at the Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain on October 13.

The award “honors key leaders whose contributions embody the core principles of ACP to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care, public health policy and/or medical education.”

“Donald Palmisano has been a tireless advocate for physicians in Georgia, and he has been instrumental in uniting the medical profession in the state to improve the health care of Georgia’s residents and to support Georgia’s physicians in the practice of medicine,” stated Georgia ACP Chapter Governor Walter J. Moore, M.D., M.A.C.P.

Palmisano said that, “MAG’s relationship with ACP and ACP’s Georgia Chapter has been exemplary, and I accept this great honor with pride and humility on behalf of every MAG member.”

The award’s recipients have included former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., Georgia Rep. Sharon Cooper, and Georgia American Medical Association Delegation Chair S. William Clark, M.D.

With nearly 8,000 members, MAG is the leading voice for physicians in Georgia. MAG is an advocate for physicians in every practice setting and specialty. Go to for additional information on MAG.

ACP is a “diverse community of internal medicine specialists and subspecialists who are united by a commitment to excellence.” The Georgia Chapter of ACP has more than 3,500 members. Go to for additional information on the Georgia Chapter of ACP.

Donald J. Palmisano Jr.