Dr. Jose Peña (Rio Grande Valley ACO)

CEO & Chief Medical Director, Rio Grande Valley ACO​

Dr. Jose F. Peña is chairman of the board of managers and chief medical director of Rio Grande Valley Accountable Care Organization Health Providers, LLC (RGV ACO). Serving in these roles since its inception in 2012. His primary focus areas include process improvement, population health, and innovations in patient-centered diabetes management. Strongly supporting and promoting clinic transformation to a patient-centered environment, RGV ACO has become one of the most successful ACOs as measured by both quality metrics and cost savings. 

Prior to working with RGV ACO, Dr. Peña served in a variety of leadership roles including Chief of Staff and Board Member at Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg, Texas. Currently practicing, he provides clinical and operational leadership for a value-based medical group recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. He is board-certified in internal medicine, palliative medicine, health care quality and medical management. In 2018, his practice was awarded the Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award from TMF Health Quality Institute for their commitment to improving patient care.

Dr. Peña completed post-graduate training in internal medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City, where he was named “Resident of the Year”. He has more than 30 years of clinical experience.


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