Washington, DC – The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the nation’s leading group of physicians providing health care for women, is pleased to announce that its executive board has appointed Maureen G. Phipps, M.D., M.P.H., as CEO. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ACOG is a private, voluntary nonprofit membership organization of more than 58,000 members.
Dr. Phipps will begin her role in the fall. As CEO, Dr. Phipps’ primary responsibility will be to drive ACOG’s strategic vision and continued organizational growth and advocacy for the ob-gyn profession. She will also oversee the execution of ACOG programs and day-to-day operations and provide leadership to more than 250 staff members with the help of her executive team.
"I am so very proud and humbled to serve our specialty, ACOG members, and the women we care for. Being part of the ACOG team is a privilege and I am ready to navigate the changing issues facing our specialty and women’s health care," said Phipps. "Throughout my career, I have been dedicated to improving the health of women, their families, and their communities and have focused specifically on underserved women. In addition to excellence in clinical care and research, I am committed to training the next generation of women’s health providers.”
“ACOG is thrilled for Dr. Phipps to become our next CEO,” said Lisa Hollier, M.D., M.P.H., ACOG president and interim executive vice president and CEO. “This is a pivotal moment for the ob-gyn profession and women’s health care overall. We are confident that Dr. Phipps’ experience will lead us through a dynamic and evolving landscape.”
Dr. Phipps comes to ACOG from the Women & Infants Hospital and the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where she was department chair, held the Chace-Joukowsky professorship, and was assistant dean for teaching and research in women’s health. She was also the executive chief of obstetrics and gynecology for the Care New England Health System.
Dr. Phipps has held many roles in ACOG during her tenured career in obstetrics and gynecology. She is past chair of ACOG’s Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women and is a member of the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative advisory panel, the Committee on Practice Bulletins for gynecology, the Committee on Industrial Exhibits, and the Evidence-Based Medicine Expert Work Group for gynecology.
Dr. Phipps is a member of the board of directors for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Exxcellence Foundation and is president-elect of the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society.
Dr. Phipps has been celebrated on numerous occasions as an outstanding teacher and mentor. She has been recognized nationally with the ACOG Mentor Award for District I, the Council on Residency Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Excellence in Teaching Award.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is the nation’s leading group of physicians providing health care for women. As a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of more than 58,000 members, ACOG strongly advocates for quality health care for women, maintains the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education of its members, promotes patient education, and increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women’s health care. www.acog.org