Page 1



ACOG MISSION, VISION, AND CORE VALUES Operational Mission Statement The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is a membership organization dedicated to the advancement of women’s health care and the professional and socioeconomic interests of its members through continuing medical education, practice, research, and advocacy.

Vision Statement The College, as the premier organization for obstetricians and gynecologists and providers of women’s health care, will provide the highest-quality education worldwide, continuously improve health care for women through practice and research, lead advocacy for women’s health care issues nationally and internationally, and provide excellent organizational support and services for our members.

Core Values As an organization dedicated to the advancement of women’s health care and the betterment of our membership, we value: • Access for all women to high-quality, safe health care • Professionalism to our membership as manifested in high ethical standards, collegiality, communication, mentoring, leadership development, diversity, and lifelong learning • Scholarship in medical science through health research and education • Advocacy for women and our members in our role as the authority on the specialty and on women’s health information for patients, providers, organizations, and governments


ACOG has

58,835 members

Of those members 9,832 are Young Physicians (practicing members in the first eight years of practice)

Number of Members by Category


Fellow: A board-certified ob-gyn whose professional activity is devoted to the practice of obstetrics, gynecology, or both

Members by Gender 37,255 Women 21,494 Men 86 Other or prefer not to answer


Junior Fellow: An ob-gyn resident in an approved program or a recent graduate of a program


Members by Country

Medical Student: Any person currently enrolled in an allopathic or osteopathic medical school

55,705 United States 1,901 Other Countries 711 Canada 518 Mexico


Life Fellow and Fellow Senior Status: An ACOG Fellow who requests this status because of advancing age, illness, or other sufficient reason


Associate Member and Educational Affiliate: A nonboard certified ob-gyn or non-ob-gyn women’s health care professional

Members by District

District VI 5,276

District X (Armed Forces District) 2,017

District V 5,792

Undistricted 1,014

District II 4,343 District I 3,642 District III 4,434

District IX 5,529

District IV 7,979 District VIII 6,305

District XI 3,930

District VII 5,580

District XII 2,994



I was humbled and honored to become

based care. By providing medically accurate

ACOG’s CEO in September. For me, the

information to decision makers and the

CEO position represents the possibility to

courts, we make members’ voices part of the

make a difference in women’s health both

conversation, giving shape to critical decisions

nationally and internationally. In my career, I have worked to develop programs at a local level that could be used as models to be implemented at a national level to improve the lives of women, families, and communities. As CEO, my focus is on our national community and considering how we practice health care nationally; the far-reaching clinical, scientific, and advocacy efforts we can lead to improve women’s health at each stage of life;

transforming women’s health care. • ACOG continues to provide the highest-quality evidence-based clinical practice guidance for members, ensuring that they have the most current clinical management information to care for their patients. Recent guidance addresses the role of opioids in postpartum care, provides direction on management of

and how that work reflects on women’s communities.

hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, assesses the role

I look forward to building upon ACOG’s strong foundation

up-to-date recommendation for group b strep prevention

and passion as we help our nearly 60,000 members

in newborns, and outlines a framework for assessment

deliver the highest-quality health care to their patients

and recommendations for treatment of female sexual

effectively and efficiently. Ensuring that all of our members

dysfunction. ACOG’s guidance is also increasingly

have the tools they need to provide high-quality care and

focused on aspects of preventive care to highlight the

sustain their practices is of the utmost importance in

ob-gyn’s role in the continuum of women’s health.

today’s ever-changing health care landscape.

of salpingectomy in ovarian cancer prevention, provides

Throughout my career, I have pursued every opportunity

In this report, you’ll read about the critical issues ACOG

that allowed me to advocate at the local level to help

addressed in 2019. Here are some of this year’s highlights:

women, their families, and their communities. I have

• ACOG used a multipronged strategy to advocate for fair payments for ob-gyns. We worked closely with the medical community to successfully influence the major regulation that governs physician payments, which will streamline documentation requirements and improve payments for some office visits beginning in 2021.

experienced firsthand the success that grows from collaboration between medical professionals, and as CEO, I look forward to bringing this collaborative ethos to ACOG as we support our members, strengthen the profession, and grow the next generation of women’s health leaders tasked with improving women’s lives for decades to come.

• Through advocacy and legal filings, ACOG is working to ensure that our policy positions and clinical guidance are well represented and heard so that we can protect physician autonomy and patients’ access to evidence-


Maureen G. Phipps, MD, MPH, FACOG ACOG CEO


At ACOG, we know the stability

a post-match curriculum to provide our new

of your practice is essential to the

residents with training in fetal monitoring

ob-gyn specialty’s bright future—and, by extension, the health of women you care for daily. In 2019, ACOG embarked on dozens of initiatives aimed at supporting our profession, providing high-quality patient care, and strengthening our institution to ensure that we remain the premier voice on women’s health matters. Throughout the year, ACOG developed new ways to refine and advance our profession in these times of change to help our members stay ahead of the multitude of new policies, medical updates, and patient trends that you encounter every day. As a gynecologic surgeon, I am deeply committed to patient safety and optimizing surgical outcomes, and I have made this a focus of my ACOG presidential term. This work, as with our many other endeavors, comes back to one central theme: ACOG is here to advance women’s

and other foundational skills they will need on their first day. For our more experienced professionals, ACOG is developing technology to drive evidence-based care and reduce documentation burden, and advocating for policies that support reasonable payment for care delivered. We are committed to ensuring the health of rural practices as part of our efforts to eliminate disparities in care. It’s a thrilling time to be an ob-gyn, as the field is full of new technology and clinical techniques. I’m honored to be at ACOG’s helm as we unveil new ways to deliver information to our membership and help you provide new treatments to patients. Whether it’s through an upgrade to ACOG’s website or a new hands-on training session, our overarching goal for each of our programs is to drive

health and support our members.

science- and research-based medicine while helping

For our colleagues in training, ACOG is working to ensure

future of women’s health depends on our ability to adapt

that young physicians are prepared for residency and

to the constant innovations and advancements of today,

its litany of professional challenges. We are partnering

and ACOG is ready to support you and your patients every

with the Association of Professors of Gynecology and

step of the way.

you stay in touch with our specialty’s fundamentals. The

Obstetrics (APGO) to examine how to make securing a place in a residency program less burdensome through an early decision pilot program that would allow applicants to focus on the handful of programs at the top of their list and apply to fewer programs. We also created

Ted L. Anderson, MD, PhD, FACOG ACOG President



MEMBER EXPERIENCE Expanding Access in a Changing World



Annual Meeting Highlights Accessing the Spectrum of Quality Health Care ACOG members gathered for the 67th ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting to learn about the latest research and innovations in our field, recharge with colleagues, and participate in engaging discussions about the future of women’s health care. Our goal this year was simple: build a program that energizes and inspires ob-gyns to advance women’s health. We’re excited to say we delivered! Over four days in Nashville, more than 4,000 attendees heard from experts about

“I left my first ACOG Annual

everything a women’s health care provider needs to know about updates in our

Meeting motivated by the wealth

field. About 45% of conference-goers were first-time attendees, providing a unique

of new information I was able

opportunity for ACOG to highlight our role in the medical community and provide educational and social opportunities to our growing membership. ACOG Immediate Past President Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH, FACOG, shared her passion and commitment to preventing maternal mortality by spotlighting three experts who

report back to my medical institution and inspired by the network of new professional

offered their unique perspective on maternal mortality and ideas for making progress

friendships that I made, especially

toward prevention. Speakers included Christy Turlington Burns, founder of Every

among my fellow ob-gyn

Mother Counts; Mary-Ann Etiebet, MD, executive director of the Merck for Mothers

residents who are in the midst

initiative; and Rebekah Gee, MD, MPH, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health. In addition to traditional lectures and hands-on learning experiences, ACOG introduced new learning opportunities, including EdTalks, which were inspired by the popular 10-minute lecture and Q and A format. ACOG also ensured that content from the

of the same rite of passage. Dr. Hollier’s roundtable on maternal mortality was overwhelming and

meeting reached far beyond meeting attendees by making videos from highlighted

drove home the personal sense of

sessions available to the public through Facebook Live. Interested health care

responsibility that I have to all my

professionals can purchase any of the more than 150 sessions available. The meeting also provided opportunities for attendees to immerse themselves in hot topics and tackle difficult conversations, such as a session, Speaking Out on the American Maternal Health Crisis: Rethinking Our Approach to Safety, Support, and Racism, focused on powerful stories from two strong public advocates for improved maternal health policies and regulations, better maternal health care and help for birth trauma survivors.

obstetric patients.” — Rishi Bhatnagar, MD, Junior Fellow and Annual Meeting Resident Reporter Chief Ob-Gyn Resident, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center San Jose, California

FOUNDATION HIGHLIGHT: EXPANDING ACCESS TO ANNUAL MEETING CONTENT This year’s Annual Meeting showcased 24 oral research presentations and nearly 800 e-posters chosen from a pool of more than 1,200 abstract submissions. Through an educational grant, the ACOG Foundation supported the publication the abstracts in an electronic supplement as part of the May 2019 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Generous donors enabled ACOG to make the first two months of online access available to everyone.



ACOG Is a Leader in Continuing Medical Education for Women’s Health Care Physicians*




CME live meetings, products, and

physician learners who participated

CME credits earned by ACOG

webinars provided by ACOG

in ACOG’s CME activities

Education participants (directly and jointly provided activities)

*Numbers represent 2018 data



Enhancing Clinical Guidance Through new research and clinical guidance, ACOG continues to be the authority on women’s health for medical professionals. This year, our committees developed

ACOG Published 60 Clinical Guidance Resources in 2019

guidance on nearly 60 different topics that affect women’s health care throughout their lifetimes. Among the most accessed and timely was our Practice Bulletin on treating heart disease in pregnancy; cardiovascular disease has become a major contributor to maternal morbidity and mortality. We provided updated guidance on caring for sexual assault survivors, maximizing women’s health between pregnancies, and best practices for abortion and other office-based procedures. We also provided


Committee Opinions

guidance related to female sexual dysfunction, hormonal contraception in women with coexisting medical conditions, and guidance related to several conditions with a focus on adolescents. And our new well-woman chart, developed by the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative through a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), gave providers a comprehensive summary of preventive care recommendations derived from federally supported


Practice Bulletins

sources covering infectious diseases, cancer, and general health services. We know that accessing our guidance easily and quickly is critical for members. That’s why we’re investing in new ways to ensure that the latest guidance is at your fingertips when you need it. This year, ACOG updated our website to allow access to Obstetrics & Gynecology directly through a single sign-on, eliminating the need to log


Obstetric Care Consensuses

in multiple times.



OB-GYN PROFESSION With You for Every Chapter of Your Career



Lightening Your Administrative Burden and Protecting Physician Payment ACOG advocated tirelessly in 2019 to ease the administrative challenges of running a practice. We urged the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure that physicians can truly put patients over paperwork by reducing physician time spent pursuing prior authorization and improving electronic health records. We want physicians to be able to use systems that provide simplified documentation interfaces, match their clinical workflow, and enhance access to clinical guidance and patient medical history, all while protecting patient privacy. Amid work to reform surprise billing, ACOG advocated for solutions that protect patients from payment disputes and worked to ensure fair compensation for physicians. We partnered with our physician specialty society and state medical association colleagues to advocate for a balanced approach. We also pushed for a reduction in the volume of prior authorizations and ensure that Medicare payment rates keep up with the cost of running a practice. When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed undervalued payment rates for maternity and surgical care, ACOG told the agency that payment rate increases should be applied fairly across specialties to preserve women’s access to care. We also advocated in partnership with ACOG Section leaders to increase state Medicaid payment rates for long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) and other services and devices. To help reverse what was becoming an accepted practice, ACOG argued that physicians should not be responsible for personally covering the cost of services and devices to provide optimal care to Medicaid recipients. We called on our members to tell their stories so that policy makers could hear from the ob-gyns who would be affected by these proposals.

FOUNDATION HIGHLIGHT: INVESTIGATING PAYMENT PARITY ACOG strongly supports parity in coding and payment for medical procedures regardless of patient gender. With this in mind, the ACOG Foundation supported a review of the February 2017 Gynecologic Oncology article “Comparison of 2015 Medicare relative value units for genderspecific procedures: Gynecologic and gynecologic-oncologic versus urologic CPT coding. Has time healed genderworth?” The article suggested that while some gender-related procedure payment discrepancies have resolved over time, significant relative value unit and compensation differences remain, and they should be addressed to ensure that surgical time and effort correlate with payment. ACOG’s Coding Committee has performed a preliminary review of the data and believes that the underpinnings of the article may be flawed. With the Foundation’s support, ACOG has embarked on an effort to revisit the data and methodology. We will communicate the results of the study to our members. The American Medical Association’s code valuation processes will handle remediating any identified gender inequities.



Preparing Future Ob-Gyns for Residency

Supporting Rural Physicians

ACOG knows that the transition from medical

worse. Since 2010, more than 100 rural hospitals have closed in the United States,

school to residency can be stressful and fraught with challenges—especially with medical students applying to an increasing number of residency programs, which puts massive demands on their time and wallets and increases the administrative load for programs. To help decrease the stress around residency applications for all involved, ACOG’s Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology has partnered with APGO, who received a planning grant from the American Medical Association as part of the Reimagining Residency initiative,

Ensuring that women have safe and timely access to care no matter where they live has long been an ACOG priority. However, disparities in access to health care endure—particularly in rural areas, where access to ob-gyn care is getting increasing the challenge of providing high quality obstetric care in underserved communities. ACOG’s years of advocacy work were instrumental to the success of the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act, which aims to help rural areas by allowing the National Health Services Corps to send ob-gyns to highly underserved maternity areas, as they do for primary care physicians. We also know that an important way to increase access to care for rural women is to keep rural physician practices, hospitals, and obstetric units viable by ensuring that payments cover the actual cost of providing care. In June, ACOG made payment rates its focus as a proud sponsor of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rural Maternal Health Forum. Speaking at the forum in her role as then ACOG president and interim CEO, Dr. Hollier emphasized the importance of supporting rural residency programs to reduce gaps in maternal health.

to develop the project Transforming the UME-to-GME Transition for Obstetrics and Gynecology: Right Resident, Right Program, Ready Day One. This project aims to improve the transition between medical school and residency with a two-pronged approach. The first is a pioneer early result matching program that would allow medical students to apply to their top five choices in July and

Using Data to Drive Better Birthing Outcomes

receive a decision by October. The second

In 2019, ACOG launched The Birth Registry, a clinical data registry dedicated

includes the development of a national

to better understanding labor and delivery outcomes in the United States. The

curriculum to prepare students for the PGY-1

registry aims to extract aggregated, deidentified clinical data directly from

ob-gyn milestones and engage them in

electronic health records without adding administrative burden for providers.

learning communities to ensure readiness

Once the registry is fully implemented, its focus on discrete clinical data will allow

and a smooth transition to residency.

for analysis of inpatient maternity care in ways not previously possible.

Building on ACOG’s Step Up to Residency program and other Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology and APGO resources, the new curriculum will give students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in physical examination, surgical preparation and assistance, labordelivery-postpartum care, patient safety and communication, fetal monitoring, basic ultrasound, and neonatal resuscitation. This program’s hands-on training includes a curriculum that extends outside the hospital, including advice about resident wellness, financial advice, and career planning.


ACOG is currently piloting The Birth Registry with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, and MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio, and we anticipate adding at least eight more facilities to the pilot phase before the end of 2020. Once The Birth Registry reaches an optimal number of facilities, it will be able to provide national benchmarks and insights about in-patient clinical care to participating facilities and their providers. The registry’s data collection and analysis efforts may be used to drive quality improvement around maternal care to combat maternal mortality and morbidity in the United States.


Helping New Mothers: Contraception Access Through our LARC Program, ACOG works to lower the unintended pregnancy rate and increase access to the full range of contraceptive methods in the United States by connecting providers, patients, and the public with the most up-to-date information and resources on LARC methods. The immediate postpartum period can be a particularly favorable time to provide LARCs, as research shows that postpartum LARC provision is safe and effective. Increasing access to the full range of contraceptive methods postpartum can empower women, improve health, and reduce unintended pregnancy. ACOG’s hands-on clinical training opportunities are critical to

“I was interested in providing the option of LARCs to my patients in the hospital after a delivery and signed up for a hands-on training session with ACOG’s Postpartum

expanding LARC access immediately postpartum. In the first nine

Contraceptive Access Initiative. With my busy

months of 2019 alone, ACOG’s Postpartum Contraceptive Access

clinical schedule, the opportunity to do this

Initiative provided 53 free trainings in 14 states to physicians and other clinicians interested in providing LARCs to women before they

training at the National Medical Association

leave the hospital after delivery. As a result of this program, more than

Annual Meeting was so convenient. I was

1,000 providers have additional training to offer alternative choices

impressed with how immediately relevant the

to patients who want to space their pregnancies. South Carolina’s

training was to my practice, where my residents

Choose Well Initiative has been a partner in this effort thanks to a third year of grant funding for on-site and webinar training for partner hospitals and residency programs in the state. ACOG also supports

and I are continuously striving to put health equity at the foundation of our work.”

individual members who have LARC-related questions through our LARC Helpdesk; in 2019, the LARC Helpdesk responded to more than

— Maria Small, MD, MPH

400 requests for technical assistance, including issues related to

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

clinical technique and insurance reimbursement.

Duke University Medical Center Durham, North Carolina

FOUNDATION HIGHLIGHT: FOCUSING ON UNINTENDED PREGNANCIES In September, the ACOG Foundation proudly supported the Contraceptive Access Conference to bring experts together from Districts IV, VII, and IX, where physicians see the highest rates of adolescent and unintended pregnancies. The conference offered a full day of activities, including two continuing medical education workshops focusing on sharing strategies for expanding access to contraception. ACOG District VII and the Take Control Initiative, a nonprofit focused on decreasing barriers to contraceptive access and providing choice, partnered to create the conference, which aimed to create sustainable change in their communities.


IMPROVING WOMEN’S HEALTH Leading the Way with Research-Based Medicine



Addressing Maternal Mortality for Every Mom, Every Time One of ACOG’s greatest achievements in 2019 was our continued outreach, education, and advocacy efforts to eliminate the preventable maternal mortality crisis in the United States, the only industrialized nation in the world where the maternal death rate is steadily rising. Nearly 700 women die each year from pregnancy-related complications, with conditions such as preeclampsia, obstetric hemorrhage, cardiovascular disease, and cardiomyopathy contributing to this crisis. Mental health conditions, including suicide and overdose, are the leading cause of maternal mortality in the postpartum period in a growing number of states. And while cases of

“Seeing the continuing

maternal deaths occur in all demographics, significant racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities

powerful impact of the Every

persist, with black and American Indian/Alaska Native women two to three times more likely to die

Mom. Every Time. campaign

than white women.

on raising awareness about

This year, in partnership with HRSA, ACOG continued our efforts to extend the reach of the Alliance

the causes and contributing

for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM), a national, data-driven maternal safety and quality improvement program that connects states, hospitals, health systems, and communities with

factors for maternal mortality

evidence-based maternal safety protocols. These best practices for common pregnancy-related

is incredibly rewarding. I

conditions, or bundles, are carefully designed to reduce the risk of life-threatening complications or

have dedicated my career

mortality during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.

and my ACOG presidency to

In August, AIM received additional federal funding from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau at

advancing maternal health,

HRSA to continue this vital work through August 2023 and expand its reach to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, five U.S. territories, and the Indian Health Service and tribal birthing facilities. Initial AIM states have reported reductions in severe maternal morbidity presentations since they

and have made it a priority to address the cardiac

joined the AIM program. The AIM pilot in Malawi showed a remarkable 82% reduction in maternal

contributors to mortality

mortality among participating programs there, a success that ACOG hopes to replicate in all of

and morbidity during

AIM’s partner organizations. After the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act passed in December 2018, the federal government quickly began implementing this groundbreaking legislation aimed at reversing the disturbing rise in maternal mortality. To date, nearly every state has established a maternal mortality review

pregnancy. We’ve made significant progress so far, and if we stay on this path I

committee, which is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of local ob-gyns, nurses, other medical

believe we will make strides

professionals, and stakeholders who study the underlying causes of maternal deaths and propose

in eliminating preventable

tailored, community-level recommendations. The CDC awarded the first round of funding authorized through the legislation to 25 states in August. ACOG is grateful to all our members who contacted legislators, testified, tweeted, and talked to patients to seek their support.

maternal deaths.” — Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH, FACOG

ACOG also launched a successful social media campaign this year called Every Mom. Every Time.

ACOG Immediate Past President

In carefully crafted messages, ACOG used our social media channels to share information on potentially fatal complications; and ACOG programs that rely on the involvement of ob-gyns and

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine

other health care providers and stakeholders to eliminate preventable maternal deaths.

Houston, Texas

the causes of maternal mortality; steps that can be taken to improve outcomes; warning signs of

Every Mom. Every Time.: Facts and Figures Launched in March 2019 and is still ongoing

Posted 137 times on ACOG’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin accounts

Reached almost 3.8 million people

Received more than 20,000 engagements with our content and more than 2,160 visits to

More than 600 people have posted on social media using #everymomeverytime 13


Defending Our Members’ Interests in the Courts

Legal Watch: ACOG submitted more than two dozen amicus briefs and provided medical expertise on a record number of cases in 2019 to support our members’ autonomy and preserve access to medically accurate and safe care. A number of the highest-profile cases concerned contraception access and Title X.

Throughout the United States, repeated attempts to interfere in the patient–physician relationship have sparked concern and action among our members. ACOG advocated against policies that restricted our members’ ability to counsel patients and provide access to evidence-based medical care. Our Section and District leaders mobilized, creating opportunities for ob-gyns to speak to media organizations and the public through media coverage, newspaper opinion editorials, and social media. In 2019, ACOG filed more than 25 amicus briefs—more than in any previous year in our history. ACOG’s briefs defend our members’ right to

Contraception Access

ACOG filed four briefs this year to help ensure contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act. ACOG opposes new Department of Health and Human Services rules that would expand employers’ ability to opt out of covering contraception as part of employer-sponsored health plans. District courts in California and Pennsylvania blocked the rules in decisions that are now under appeal. In briefs, ACOG provided medical arguments about the essential role that contraception access plays in women’s lives.

“Women who lose their entitlement to cost-free contraceptives are less likely to use an effective method, or any method at all—resulting in unintended pregnancies.” — The Honorable Haywood S. Gillam Jr, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, citing ACOG’s work

practice medicine in accordance with medical ethics. Our briefs called on the courts to halt restraints on patient and physician autonomy and access to care, including new federal rules that would allow employer-sponsored health plans to opt out of covering contraception.

Defending Title X

ACOG filed briefs in courts throughout the country opposing the federal government’s proposed changes to the Title X program that would restrict the information that physicians and other medical providers can provide to their patients about their options upon becoming pregnant. ACOG’s briefs were highlighted during oral arguments.

“[R]estrictions on doctors’ communication will likely undermine patients’ trust, making patients less likely to turn to medical professionals for other critical care, such as timely cancer screenings or obtaining effective contraceptive care.” — ACOG brief



Immunization Awareness: Supporting Robust Science Though science has proven repeatedly that vaccines are safe, effective, and lifesaving, many adults have not received all age-appropriate vaccines. That’s why ACOG launched a multipronged effort, using our collective voice, to help overcome this troubling trend. In a 2019 statement of policy, ACOG opposed nonmedical exemptions from state immunization requirements and urged ob-gyns to use their stature as women’s health authorities to encourage patients to get immunized. Our statement highlights that studies consistently demonstrate that rates of vaccine acceptance and receipt among pregnant people are substantially higher when the recommendation and administration comes directly from an obstetrician or other obstetric care provider. Through a new Practice Advisory, we encouraged our members to initiate conversations with women 27–45 years old about the benefits of HPV vaccination, in alignment with new recommendations from the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Dr. Hollier joined other medical society leaders in publishing a Dear Colleague letter promoting well visits for adolescents at 16 years of age to ensure that all vaccines are up to date. ACOG also developed two new web graphics for physicians to download and use to encourage pregnant women to get their potentially lifesaving Tdap and flu vaccines.

FOUNDATION HIGHLIGHT: BOOSTING COLLABORATION WITH LEVELS OF MATERNAL CARE The ACOG Foundation supported ACOG’s national maternal mortality and morbidity reduction initiatives through the Levels of Maternal Care (LoMC) program. LoMC provides a uniform framework for hospitals to identify and fill gaps in capabilities and personnel that aligns with national standards and supports safe maternity services in hospitals providing care in a community. With the ACOG Foundation’s support, ACOG expanded LoMC activities at the state level. In response to a new Texas statute requiring that hospitals providing maternity services receive a maternal level of care designation, ACOG launched an LoMC program in Texas. The Foundation’s financial backing helped ACOG recruit more than 130 ob-gyns, maternal nurses, and maternal–fetal medicine specialists to work in collaboration with hospitals and providers to improve Texas mothers’ care and outcomes. Through LoMC, ACOG is seeing improvements in maternal care and safety and policies that ensure access to risk-appropriate care for women when needed.



AS AN INSTITUTION Responding Strategically to Member Needs



Investing in Innovation with Technology Tailored to You ACOG knows our members are short on time, so we are always looking for ways to invest in technology to optimize your member experience. MyACOG, our updated member profile interface, makes customizing your member experience easier. New profile features enable you to update your personal information and communication preferences to ensure that you are receiving the information that you value most. We are also making it easier than ever to join ACOG and take advantage of valuable

“Practicing in rural West Virginia

member benefits: we revamped our online membership applications and redesigned

is incredibly rewarding. I love

the loan repayment program portal to improve access to this vital benefit. We believe

living in our beautiful mountains,

that ACOG’s investments in technology can fulfill our broader goal of providing intuitive, user-friendly online experiences to our valued membership.

but it led to a feeling of professional isolation and did not offer as many professional opportunities as a larger facility, system, or community. Being

Young Physicians: Fostering Leadership Roles As obstetrics and gynecology evolves and changes as a profession, so do the ob-gyns entering the field. Ob-gyns at different career stages have different needs, and ACOG’s

involved in ACOG has allowed me to develop professionally and make many incredibly amazing connections to mentors and peers. It has also allowed me to

leadership wants to ensure that all ob-gyns’ voices are part of the conversation about

bring new information and skills

our profession’s future. With this in mind, ACOG is involving our Young Physicians

back to my patients.”

in our leadership efforts through dedicated positions on District-level councils and committees and providing access to the training and career development resources available within our well-networked organization. Several Districts have created a Young Physician Advisory Council. This Council includes Young Physician members from each Section of the District and meets regularly to discuss ways to better serve local members. We expect its success to serve as a model for more Districts as we continue to focus on early career development.

— Anne Banfield, MD Young Physician at Large Director of Women’s Health Services Davis Medical Center Elkins, West Virginia



Data and Market Research: We’re Listening

Identification of Need

As women’s health care evolves, ob-gyn responsibilities evolve with

What, if anything, impacts your ability to achieve your

it. At ACOG, we are working to better understand this new landscape

professional goals or serve your patients?

Branding Study Findings: Concerns

and bolster ACOG’s ability to advocate for our membership and our specialty. This year, we facilitated two professionally moderated focus groups at our Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting to better understand ob-gyns’ chief challenges. Leading the list: the surge of administrative responsibilities, the loss of autonomy in patient care decisions, and the stagnation—and sometimes decline—in reimbursement rates. ACOG plans to continue our member-focused


Administrative burden, including electronic medical records/electronic health records


Experiencing burnout


Reimbursement issues and changes to patients’ health care coverage

research while simultaneously seeking more opportunities to speak up on decisions affecting the ob-gyn community. This research will inform the development and evaluation of products and services to better meet member needs.

New Membership Models Widen ACOG’s Reach We are committed to improving collaboration across the entire spectrum of women’s health. Through our efforts to enhance allied health professional memberships, more than 1,000 physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, and other medical professionals joined ACOG to access our clinical guidance, educational opportunities, and practice management resources. By supplementing their primary medical society membership with an ACOG affiliation, these professionals are working to ensure that the entire ob-gyn community is making patient care decisions using the most up-to-date guidance from ACOG. Expanding our membership also enables us to amplify our voice in crucial efforts to protect and advance women’s health.

Other nonmedical concerns: • Managing the business side of medicine (19%) • Professional liability (18%) • Inadequate salary or compensation (18%) • Keeping abreast of changes in government regulation (16%)



Member Benefits: The Resource Center In the Resource Center, dedicated ACOG librarians are committed to support members’ research, professional advancement, and special projects. As a benefit to ACOG members, the library’s team routinely provides background information for lectures, articles, patient care, and other clinical or academic endeavors. In 2019, our Resource Center provided materials involving every stage of a woman’s reproductive life, including patient perceptions of contraceptives, intrauterine growth restriction, and sleep disturbances during menopause.

FOUNDATION HIGHLIGHT: PRESERVING OUR PAST WITH THE LIBRARY DIGITIZATION PROJECT The ACOG Foundation believes that understanding the history of women’s health in the United States is critical to providing a safe, research-based path forward for women’s health. Since its founding in 1951, ACOG has collected rare and specialty books, women’s health ephemera, and other materials to preserve this history. Today, ACOG holds more than 6,000 historically significant items and, with the Foundation’s support, is working to digitize as much of the library as possible. Project staff members are using the Annual Fund Grant to digitally archive visual images of prominent members engaged in a variety of professional events, along with other artifacts housed in the J. Bay Jacobs, MD, Library for the History of Obstetrics and Gynecology. We hope to expand access to ACOG’s unique women’s health history collection to share our work over the decades and help advance women’s health for decades to come.


WHY DONATE TO THE ACOG FOUNDATION ANNUAL FUND? Donations to the ACOG Foundation Annual Fund provide invaluable support to ACOG’s educational, training, and practice initiatives. We rely on the extraordinary generosity of ACOG members to fulfill this mission and outreach. The ACOG Foundation welcomes gifts of any size, and we hope you will join our efforts to support the programs

How Can I Give? • You may make one-time gifts or recurring donations with all major credit cards online at • If giving by check, please make all checks payable to the ACOG Foundation and mail to ACOG Foundation, c/o Kathleen Kenny, 409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. • If you would like to donate marketable securities, please have your broker or custodian send the shares free and clear through the DTC system to: DTC ID: 8862

and projects that improve our

Merrill Lynch Account: 5TL-02248

specialty, your practice, and

Account Name: ACOG Foundation

women’s health.

Either the donor or their custodian should contact Winship Ross in the office of George

Supporting the ACOG Foundation

Dunn and Peter Dunne at Merrill Lynch’s Global Institutional Consulting Division at

is easy. Whether through monthly or (301) 215-4445 to notify him of a pending transfer. Please

credit card giving, end-of-year

include the name and quantity of the securities.

cash donations, or even gifts of marketable securities, we can help you fulfill your philanthropic goals. To learn more, contact Kathleen Kenny at (202) 863-2479 or

New! For those who are 70 ½ years of age or older, consider making a gift to the ACOG Foundation from your IRA. By giving directly from your IRA, you won’t increase your adjusted gross income and possibly subject your Social Security income to a higher level of taxation. Visit for easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. Contributions to the ACOG Foundation are considered charitable donations and fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by applicable law. For Beacham and President’s Society members who attend the Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, your charitable donations are limited to the amount of your gift less the value of registration. For those who receive complimentary registration through another ACOG department, activity, or responsibility, your donation is fully tax deductible. President’s Society members bringing a spouse should decrease their deduction by an additional $200.



Which Society Is Right for You? Donor Level

Recognition in Print Materials

Annual Meeting On-Site Fast-Track Registration

Annual Meeting Donor Lounge Access

Annual Meeting Site-Specific Amenities

Complimentary Annual Meeting Registration

Schmitz Society $250 Junior Fellows’ Society* $250 Reis Society $750 Beacham Society $1,500 President’s Society $3,000+

+1 guest

* The Junior Fellows’ Society was created exclusively for Junior Fellows in Training, Junior Fellows in Training Fellowship, and Junior Fellows in Practice.

Other Ways to Support the ACOG Foundation Both planned gifts and endowments allow us to further our educational and scientific independence, promote quality, and ensure financial stability. Endowments We understand that Fellows have a variety of interests and tailor our endowment possibilities to include scholarships, awards, live meeting sessions, and many other opportunities. With choices ranging from $25,000 to $500,000, we offer options to meet a range of individual financial considerations. The ACOG Foundation extends the standard naming duration of its endowments to “life plus 10” so that our donors’ generosity is recognized throughout their lifetimes and a decade beyond. To learn more about how to make a meaningful and lasting contribution, contact Katie O’Connell at (202) 863-2546 or Planned Gifts Gift planning is a thoughtful strategy that allows our contributors to make the gift of their choice while benefiting their personal finances. Gift planning can work in your favor regarding taxes on income, capital gains, gifts, an inheritance, and your estate. For more information about different gift arrangements, please visit our website at or contact Kathleen Kenny at

“I contribute the ACOG Foundation to support programs that ensure the advancement of women’s health care across the world and for generations to come.”

(202) 863-2479 or

— Shannon Schellhammer, MD, FACOG

Create Your Will for Free

Academic Hospitalist Orlando Health

The ACOG Foundation and our partners at FreeWill can help you prepare your will, which will be legally valid nationwide. Protecting your family is now easier with two new features that allow you

Orlando, Florida

to include your durable power of attorney and health care directives. This service is free, whether or not you include a gift to the foundation—but we hope you do! Start your will today by visiting



Thank You to Our 2018–19 ACOG Foundation Annual Fund Donors PRESIDENT’S SOCIETY

Robert Barbieri, MD

Clayton “Tersh” McCracken III, MD

Dr. and Mrs. David Doty


Gordon W. Bates Jr., MD

Ross W. McQuivey, MD

Jonathan S. Elias, MD

Cindy and Ted L. Anderson, MD, PhD

Drs. Thomas and May Blanchard

Patricia M. Miller, MD

Marsha Howerton Engles, MD

Thaddeus L. Anderson, MD

Constance Bohon, MD

Alethia Morgan, MD

Megan L. Evans, MD, MPH

Dr. and Mrs. Guy I. Benrubi

Gail Brabson, RN and Leonard Brabson, MD

Lila V. Nevrekar, MD

Lisa M. Foglia, MD

John D. O’Boyle, MD, CAPT, MC, USN

Chrystie K. Fujimoto, MD

Jane and Tony Ogburn, MD

Stanley A. Gall, MD

Holly L. Olson, MD

David L. Gandell, MD

Carla F. Ortique, MD

Melvin V. Gerbie, MD

Jody and Michelle Y. Owens, MD

Myron Gordon, MD

Hartaj K. Powell, MD, MPH

Cole D. Greves, MD

Eva K. Pressman, MD

Todd R. Griffin, MD

Thomas M. Price, MD

William H.J. Haffner, MD

Douglas Creedon, MD

Thomas F. Purdon, MD and Kathryn M. Purdon

Steve K. Hasley, MD

Luis B. Curet, MD and Lydia E. Curet

Holly S. Puritz, MD

Jane Ann S. Dimer, MD

Steven W. Remmenga, MD

Melanie and Thomas M. Gellhaus, MD

Dr. C. Tony Dunn and Mrs. Laura Martin Dunn

Bridget D. Roots, MD

W. Benson Harer Jr., MD

Kristie Y. Dyson, MD

Scott D. Hayworth, MD, and the Honorable Nan A.S. Hayworth, MD

Terri Gallen Edersheim, MD

Brian A. Bernick, MD Midge and Jim Breeden, MD Haywood L. Brown, MD Sandra A. Carson, MD Aaron Brandon Caughey, MD Eva Chalas, MD Ying Chan-Mark, MD Shanna M. Combs, MD Anna M. D’Amico, MD Helen and Mark DeFrancesco, MD, MBA Rita W. Driggers, MD, and Christopher M. Zahn, MD

Cassandra Henderson, MD, CDE Drs. Lisa and Larry Hollier Pete Hollis, MD, and Weesie Hollis Marc Jackson MD, MBA and Nancy Rose, MD Harry S. Jonas, MD Barbara S. Levy, MD, and G. Gilbert Johnston, MD Robert P. Lorenz, MD, and Christine H. Comstock, MD

Dr. and Mrs. James L. Breen Judith T. Burgis, MD Ronald T. Burkman Jr., MD David B. Byck, MD Ben H. Cheek, MD David Chelmow, MD Donald M. Chervenak, MD Harvey M. Cohen, MD

Chastity T. Edwards, MD Denise M. Elser, MD Marygrace Elson, MD, MME and Mr. Don Schroeder Steven J. Fleischman, MD Norman Gant Jr., MD Thomas G. Gaylord, MD, JD R. Moss Hampton, MD Richard S. Hansell, MD Margaret and Keith A. Hansen, MD

Marie S. Rowe, MD Isaac Schiff, MD Jill Shaw, DO Laura Sirott, MD Debra and Joel Sorosky, MD Joanne L. Stone, MD

Susan D. Klugman, MD, FACMG Leanne K. Komorowski, MD

Debra and Robert Wah, MD

Dr. Marc Alan and Patricia Landsberg

George D. Wendel Jr., MD


Bob Palmer, MD Sharon Theresa Phelan, MD

Lydia M. Jeffries, MD

Maureen G. Phipps, MD, MPH and Alan W. Phipps

Dr. and Mrs. Gerald F. Joseph Jr.

Ilana Addis, MD, MPH

Diana E. Ramos, MD, MPH

Deborah Kamali, MD

Ida Sebastian, MD

Beverlee Kaminetzky, EdD

Dr. and Mrs. J. Martin Tucker

Erin A. Keyser, MD

John S. Wachtel, MD

Joanie and Doug Kirkpatrick, MD

Richard Waldman, MD and Elaine Mielcarski, NP, CNM, FACNM

Nicholas Kulbida, MD

Marili and Joseph Apuzzio, MD

Christopher N. Mason, MD

Marie and Thomas Arnold, MD

Robin D. Matthews, MD


Bridget Beth Keller, MD

Wayne C. Trout, MD

Iffath A. Hoskins, MD and William J. Hoskins, MD

Neil H. Allen, MD

Amanda Kallen, MD

Sara Needleman Kline, Esq.

Wanda Nicholson, MD, MPH, MBA

Drs. Jim and Gloria Martin

Cheryl B. Iglesia, MD

Dr. and Mrs. Eugene C. Toy



Jay D. Iams, MD

Judith Mara Kimelman, MD

Robert V. Higgins, MD

John W. Larsen, MD

Erin D. Hultman, CPA, MST

Jenna Tjossem-Robb, MD

Wade A. Neiman, MD

Eduardo Lara-Torre, MD, and Megan McNamara

Ann L. Honebrink, MD

William V. Terry, MD

Verda and Raymond Hicks

Lisa M. Landrum, MD, PhD

Paul B. Heller, MD

Elton R. Kerr, MD and Mrs. Marga L. Kerr

Karen E. Harris, MD, MPH

Mrs. Jenny White

Tamara Helfer, MD

Ramon A. Suarez, MD

G. Sealy Massingill, MD, and Debbie Massingill

Roohi Kamal, MD

Carla G. Hawley-Bowland, MD

Jacques S. Abramowicz, MD Drs. Tod and Greta Aeby John R. Allbert, MD Teri and Kevin Ault, MD Anne L. Banfield, MD Vanessa M. Barnabei, MD, PhD Owen R. Bell, MD Howard Blanchette, MD Mary and John Calkins, MD Camille A. Clare, MD, MPH, CPE Ryan D. Cuff, MD Caitlin M. Cusack, MD, MPH Stella M. Dantas, MD Laura A. Dean, MD Vivian Dickerson, MD

Wilma Larsen, MD Charles J. Macri, MD Markus C. Martin, MD George B. McClure, MD Michael J. McCoy, MD John P. McHugh, MD Katherine W. McHugh, MD Caela R. Miller, MD Frank C. Miller, MD Nirmala A. Mudaliar, MD Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. Peter Nielsen, MD Michael L. Nix, MD Katie O’Connell Dotun A. Ogunyemi, MD Skye Perryman, JD Tiffany L. Rhodes, MD Ruth and Michael S. Robertson, MD Randal D. Robinson, MD, Col. (Ret.), U.S. Army


Shiloe S. Burzinski, MD

Melissa Larsen, MD

Suzanne Y. Bush, MD

Rebecca Lawson

Ealena S. Callender, MD

Rita A. Leard, MD

Julius Combs, MD

Judy Levison, MD, MPH

Julian E. De Lia, MD, FACS

Mark G. Lewis, DO

Paula and Jed Delmore, MD

Charles J. Lockwood, MD

Duminda and Nirupama K. DeSilva, MD

Victor Long, MD

Milagros D. Diaz, MD

Emma and J. Ricardo Loret de Mola, MD

Elizabeth L. Dierking, MD

Monica A. Lutgendorf, MD

David J. Eckberg, DO

Kristin M. Lyerly, MD

Joseph T. Edwards, MD

Gale Mamatova

Elizabeth K. Elkinson, MD

Beth A. Maxwell, MD

Mary L. Fairbanks, MD

Jorge Mayo, MD

Veronica D. Figueroa, MD

Anh T. Nguyen, MD

Dr. and Mrs. Albert L. Strunk

Kimberly B. Fortner, MD

Alexis C. Waggoner Noss, MD

Bowdoin Su, MD, MBA

Henry W. Foster Jr., MD

Dione A. Occenad-Nimmo, MD

Scott Sullivan, MD and Angela Savatiel, MD

Tina Foster, MD, MPH, MS

Pamela Oliver, MD

Harold E. Fox, MD

Edmund H. Olson, MD

Teresa Tam, MD

Frederick Friedman, Jr., MD

James W. Pate, MD

Dr. and Mrs. Brook Thomson

Drs. Ernst and Marianne Friedrich

Cynthia K. Pierson, MD

Dr. and Mrs. Paul G. Tomich

Esther Friedrich, MD

Rajendra M. Ratnesar, MD

Christopher T. Welsch, MD

Fred Fumia, MD

Robert W. Rebar, MD

Lawrence G. Gill III, MD

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip and Danielle Reed


Parampal K. Gill, MD

Julia Rivera-Figueroa, MD

Sara C. Harris, MD

Diana L. Gray, MD

Beatriz K. Rodriguez, MD

Kristin D. Hayes, MD

Melissa M. Grier, MD

Matthew J. Rogalski, MD

Jessica K. Lee, MD

Magdi Hanafi, MD

Joseph S. Sanfilippo, MD, MBA

Shawn P. Naranjo, MD

Elise M. Harper, MD

Harold J. Sauer, MD

health domestically

Meghana Rao, MD

Linda R. Harris, MD

Anthony Sciscione, DO

Washington Clark Hill, MD

James R. Scott, MD

and globally. I

Brandi N. Ring, MD Alan J. Rosenbaum, MD

Nathan B. Hirsch, MD

Susan M. Sheridan, MD

give because I

Shannon S. Schellhammer, MD

Steven Holt, MD

Andrea D. Shields, MD

believe in ACOG’s

Colleen Ingram

J. Scott Simpson, MD

R. Todd Ivey, MD

Joseph Singer, MD

mission to advance

David A. Kalla, MD

Ma Leah Siodina, MD

Masahide Kanayama, MD

Dr. and Mrs. David E. Soper

Caroline Kaufman, MD

Howard Strassner, MD

Lisa M. Keder, MD

Janette H. Strathy, MD

Randall T. Kelly, MD

Karen G. Swenson, MD

Kathleen Kenny

Zoe A. Tilton, MD

Brian Kilonzo, MD

Jay Ugol, MD and Stephanie Ugol, EdD

Aileen M. King, MD

Simon V. Ward III, MD

Linda Kinnane

Diana G. Weihs, MD

Edward G. Koch, MD

Tony Soo-Tung Wen, MD

Martin A. Koschnitzke, MD

Basia P. Yakaitis, MD

Jennifer E. Kuhn, MD

Oglesby H. Young, MD

Anubhi R. Kulkarni, MD

Halina M. Zyczynski, MD

Mr. Rick Robinson and Mr. Josh Hildreth Drs. Nanette Rollene and Scott Deeds Heather Z. Sankey, MD Mali Schneiter, DO John J. Sciarra, MD, PhD Vicki Seltzer, MD Thomas D. Shipp, MD Barry D. Smith, MD Heather A. Smith, MD Kirsten M. Smith, MD Samuel G. Smith, MD and Robin M. Smith Russell R. Snyder, MD, and Ce-Ce Snyder

SCHMITZ SOCIETY Anonymous Charles D. Adair, MD Olukayode A. Akinlaja, MD Emmanuel M. Akwuruoha, MD Fawwaz Alkazemi, MD Matthew T. Allswede, MD Angela K. Anderson, MD Richard P. Baker III, MD Craig A. Bassett, MD James E. Benson Sr., MD Dana Block-Abraham, DO Brent W. Bost, MD Carol B. Braun, MD Cynthia A. Brincat, MD, PhD Paul C. Browne, MD

“I give to the Annual Fund to support programs and research to advance women’s

women’s health.” — Hartaj K. Powell, MD, MPH, FACOG Young Physician at Large

Rishikesh Pradip Kulkarni, MD Helene Lacoste, MD

As of September 10, 2019

Gwinnett McGhee Ladson, MD



Planned Giving Including a gift in your estate to the ACOG Foundation is a powerful way to support our specialty for decades to come. Individuals who include the ACOG Foundation in their estate plans become members of our Legacy Society. We welcome gifts of all sizes. If you don’t have an up-to-date will, visit freewill. com/acogfoundation to create your will at no cost to you. This tool is free whether or not you choose to include a gift to the ACOG Foundation. Before finalizing your estate plans, there are several gift arrangements to consider: Bequest

Life Insurance

Retirement Assets

Contact an Advisor

A bequest in your will or trust is an easy way to provide for family while also supporting the ACOG Foundation. If you are considering a bequest to the ACOG Foundation, here is some suggested wording to take to your attorney: After fulfilling all other specific provisions, I give, devise, and bequeath % of the remainder (or $ ) of my estate to the ACOG Foundation, a charitable corporation (Tax ID #32217981) currently having offices at 409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024.

You can make the ACOG Foundation a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

You can make the ACOG Foundation a beneficiary of a specific amount or percentage of your retirement plan assets. If you are 70 ½ years of age or older and would like to make a donation now, consider making a gift from your IRA. You can make tax-free gifts up to $100,000 per person per year ($200,000 for couples). By giving directly from your IRA, you won’t increase your adjusted gross income and possibly subject your Social Security income to a higher level of taxation. For stepby-step instructions, visit acogfoundation.

As with all decisions related to your estate planning, we encourage you to work with your financial advisor and planned giving attorney when considering a gift to the ACOG Foundation. For more information, contact Kathleen Kenny at or at (202) 863-2479.

We are honored that ACOG’s first woman president— Luella Klein, MD, who served from 1984 to 1985—left a bequest to the ACOG Foundation in her estate plan. Dr. Klein was passionate about education, and we are grateful to her and her family for this generous gift.

Honoring Our Mentors At our headquarters, we created a custom display recognizing the impact that mentors have had on the lives and careers of the Fellows listed here. This growing tribute is a public display of gratitude and admiration between Fellows. To learn more about honoring a colleague, please visit or contact Kathleen Kenny at

2019 Additions ACOG Education Division honoring Sarah M. Page-Ramsey, MD, FACOG, and Patrick S. Ramsey, MD, MSPH, FACOG ACOG Staff honoring Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH, FACOG Sandra Ann Carson, MD, FACOG, honoring Ann J. Davis, MD, FACOG Sandra Ann Carson, MD, FACOG, honoring Samantha Mae Pfeifer, MD, FACOG Sandra Ann Carson, MD, FACOG, honoring Elizabeth E. Puscheck, MD, FACOG 24

District III honoring Michael T. Mennuti, MD, FACOG District VIII Junior Fellow Advisory Council honoring Nicole E. Marshall, MD, FACOG Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH, FACOG, honoring Gretchen M. Lentz, MD, FACOG Dotun A. Ogunyemi, MD, FACOG, MFM, honoring Sterling B. Williams, MS, MD, PhD, FACOG Teresa Tam, MD, FACS, FACOG, honoring Abdol H. Hosseinian, MD, FACOG

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Maternal–Fetal Medicine Fellows honoring Robert C. Cefalo, MD, PhD, FACOG Amanda C. Yunker, DO, MSCR, FACOG; Howard L. Curlin, MD, FACOG; Lara F.B. Harvey, MD, MPH, FACOG; and Carl W. Zimmerman, MD, FACOG, honoring Ted L. Anderson, MD, PhD, FACOG Carolyn M. Zelop, MD, FACOG, honoring Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH, FACOG


Endowments These extraordinary gifts to the ACOG Foundation allow us to further our educational and scientific independence, promote quality, and ensure financial stability. We thank all past and present contributors. The ABOG Educational Foundation Lectureship on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Cutting-Edge Topics in Ob-Gyn: The Kathryn M. and Thomas F. Purdon, MD, Generalists Session

The Jim and Midge Breeden Lecture

The Anna Marie D’Amico Lecture

The Midge and Jim Breeden Women’s Health Endowment

District II Richard N. Waldman, MD, FACOG, and Elaine Mielcarski, CNM, MS, NP, FACNM, Patient Safety Lecture

The John I. Brewer Memorial Lecture The Samuel A. Cosgrove Memorial Lecture The Irvin M. Cushner Memorial Lecture Cutting-Edge Topics in ObGyn: The John E. Buster, MD, Reproductive Endocrinology/ Infertility Session

The Creighton L. Edwards, MD, Award in Compassionate Care The John M. Gibbons Jr., MD, Medical Student Lecture The Hale Lecture The Ralph W. Hale, MD, Historical Endowment Fund

The Benson and Pamela Harer Seminar on History

The Massingill Family Scholarship

The Dr. Scott and the Honorable Dr. Nan Hayworth Junior Fellow Course

The Pat Miller J-FIT Award

The Pete and Weesie Hollis Community Service Award Gerald and Barbara Holzman Stump the Professors The Connie and Harry Jonas, MD, Clinical Seminar March of Dimes Annual Lecture The John and Marney Mathers Lecture The Martin-Peterson Global Health Award

Drs. Camran, Farr, and Ceana Nezhat Live Telesurgery Forum The Edith Louise Potter Memorial Lecture The Donald F. Richardson Memorial Lecture The Morton and Diane Stenchever Lecture The Howard Taylor International Lecture The Texas Ob-Gyn Leadership Institute The Jenny and Keith White Are You Smarter Than A Junior Fellow? Session

Corporate Support We gratefully acknowledge the following organizations for generously supporting our work. It is a pleasure to combine our efforts in support of women’s health care. AbbVie

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Keller Rohrback LLP




Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Premier Inc.

AMAG Pharmaceuticals

Ethicon Endo-Surgery

Masimo Corporation

Procter & Gamble Co.

Aqua Carpatica

Ethicon Women’s Health and Urology

McDermott Will & Emery

Roche Diagnostics Corporation

Medela, Inc.

Ropes & Gray LLP


Sage Therapeutics, Inc.


Salus Global Corporation


Smith & Nephew, Inc.

Myriad Women’s Health, Inc.

Staff Care, Inc.

Novo Nordisk

Strook & Strook & Lavan LLP

Ob Hospitalist Group


OBP Medical

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Astellas Bayer BillionToOne Boston Scientific Capson Physicians Insurance Clinical Innovations Cook Medical Cooper & Scully, PC CooperSurgical Cord Blood Registry

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Genome Medical Gilead Sciences, Inc. Health Decisions, Inc. Hologic Illumina Johnson & Johnson

Olympus America, Inc. Pearl Insurance

409 12th Street SW Washington, DC 20024-2188