The PRI Board is pleased to announce the addition of Donald Palmisano, Jr.

Don is the Executive Director and CEO of the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG), a position he has held since 2010. Palmisano graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University in New Orleans, and he received his law degree from Loyola University’s School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Leadership Atlanta, the American Bar Association, American Association for Medical Society Executives, and the American Society of Medical Association Council.

He served as general counsel and then general counsel and director of government relations for MAG between 2005 And 2010. He represented individual physicians and hospitals and nursing homes as a private practice attorney in Louisiana from 1999 to 2005 where he developed a specialized practice in insurance fraud litigation.

As an advocate for physicians and patients, Don currently sits on various not-for-profit boards, which include the Physician Advocacy Institute, Physicians Institute for Excellence in Medicine and the Georgia Charitable Care Network. Don is also a member of the Medical Payment Subcommittee for the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation, an appointment he has had since 2007.

Don is also an active member of his community serving as a soccer coach and leader for the cub scouts for his four sons.

In his free time, Don runs marathons with his wife. To combat prescription drug abuse, Don raised over $40,000 for the Medical Association of Georgia Foundation “Think About It” campaign by completing a 100 mile race.

Don’s addition will insure that PRI remains an advocate for physician control and discretion in the treatment of patients.


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