The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Overview and Leadership

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has over 58,000 members and is the nation's leading group of professionals providing health care for women. Based in Washington, DC, it is a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization.

The College works primarily in five areas:

  • Serving as a strong advocate for quality health care for women.
  • Maintaining the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education for its members.
  • Promoting patient education and stimulating patient understanding of and involvement in medical care.
  • Increasing awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women's health care.
  • Working with you and for you, ACOG is committed to providing the very best in education, advocacy, and practice management tools.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College) is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1951, and its activities include producing the College's practice guidelines and other educational material. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a 501(c)(6) organization that became operational January 1, 2010, focuses on socioeconomic, political, and grievance activities for its members. The College and the Congress are two separate and distinct legal entities, although they are companion organizations.

ACOG Video
The ACOG “We Are You” video provides an overview of the organization, including how ACOG works with and for its members. As highlighted in this video, ACOG is committed to providing the very best in education, advocacy and practice management. View the “We Are You” membership video at: acog.org/WeAreYouVideo


Bylaws of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 
Amended February 2015.

Bylaws of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 
Amended February 2015.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy (College and Congress).

Conflict of Interest Policy for Executive Board Members, Committee Members, Task Force Members, and Executive and Senior Staff (College and Congress).

Diversity Statement for Volunteer and Leadership Positions

Statement of Values (College and Congress).

Whistleblower Policy (College and Congress).

Executive Board (College and Congress)

Executive Staff

The College's Code of Professional Ethics
The College's new Code of Professional Ethics was approved by the Executive Board in 2011.

The College's Scope of Practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology 
The College's Scope of Practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology was approved by the Executive Board February 6, 2005.

Committee Descriptions 
Descriptions of The College committees are provided for your review.

Grants, Sponsorships, and Other Support
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists accepts industry funding to support the College's mission of improving health care for women. In 2009, 2010, 20112012, and 2013, grants, sponsorship, and other support comprised only a small fraction of the College's total revenue.

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188 | Mailing Address: PO Box 70620, Washington, DC 20024-9998