Exclusive to obstetricians and gynecologists, the focus of the Ob-Gyn Risk Alliance is to help improve patient care through state-of-the-art risk management programs. These programs are designed to address special patient safety issues and professional liability insurance needs that only obstetricians and gynecologists experience. Working together, we can help ensure you experience less stress by way of increased patient safety, fewer claims, and fair premiums.
ProAssurance companies underwrite and issue your professional liability policy through the Ob-Gyn Risk Alliance risk purchasing group program. ProAssurance Group is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best. ProAssurance is also committed to seeing that you are Treated Fairly®, a value we share. The Ob-Gyn Risk Alliance and ProAssurance have worked together to build your policy, the patient safety program, and the underwriting, risk management, and claims teams who will be with you every step of the way.
Your Exclusive Program
To provide you with an exclusive program aimed at your needs as an Ob-Gyn, we completed these steps:
Reviewed statistically-valid data on the impact of patient safety measures on obstetrical and gynecological claims;
Had the program underwritten by an insurance company that can offer a depth of experience and success with Ob-Gyn professional liability claims and patient safety management—ProAssurance; and
Forged a program that recognizes your status and unique concerns—from underwriting to risk management and claims.
When rigorously followed by obstetricians, standardized forms, processes, routines, and policies and procedures enhance patient safety and improve outcomes. Enhanced patient safety and improved outcomes dramatically reduce the risk and stress of claims that obstetricians and gynecologists face. Working together, we can help ensure you experience less stress by way of increased patient safety, fewer claims, and fair premiums.
Our mission is to support and partner with Obstetric and Gynecologic providers in their efforts to reduce medical errors and enhance patient safety while controlling liability loss. We do this by offering Ob Gyn focused practice improvement tools and medical liability insurance solutions, along with evidence based risk management programs and resources. We strive to be the insurer of choice for Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
ProAssurance has been awarded inclusion in the Ward's 50® top insurance companies for six years running (out of over 3,000 insurance companies examined by objective resources)—the only principally professional liability insurer to be so lauded.
Robert J. Stephens, M.D.
Robert J. Stephens, M.D., is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist who has practiced in Ohio since 1983. He received his medical training and completed his residency at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Stephens is a member of The Christ Hospital Ob-Gyn Executive Committee and currently serves as President of Seven Hills Women’s Health Centers. An avid athlete, Dr. Stephens has completed over 40 marathons and seven Iron-Man triathlons; he is a nine-time participant of The Leukemia Society Team-in-Training program.
William S. Koller, M.D.
William S. Koller, M.D., practices obstetrics and gynecology in Madison, Wisconsin. He received his undergraduate degree from Kenyon College, cum laude, and his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Koller completed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, where he is presently a Clinical Professor. He has also served on numerous clinic and hospital boards and was an Associate Medical Director for Dean Health Plan, Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Koller is still active in numerous medical societies and professional organizations.
Sharon O’Leary, M.D.
Sharon O'Leary, M.D., is a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist with Integrated Health Associates (IHA) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is the Director of Obstetrics and Safety as well as the team training Director for St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Dr. O’Leary has served on the Michigan ProAssurance Claims and Underwriting Committee for three years and is an oral board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her particular area of interest is using simulation to improve patient care and reduce medical errors.
Cornelia “Connie” Graves, M.D.
Cornelia Graves, M.D., is a perinatologist and serves as medical director of both the perinatal program at Baptist Hospital and Tennessee Maternal Fetal Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed her internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Graves is nationally recognized for her work in complications of pregnancy and maternal disease states. Dr. Graves serves as Nashville’s Ob-Gyn Society president and is extensively published.
David C. Giammittorio, M.D.
David C. Giammittorio, M.D., is the founder and CEO of The Physicians and Midwife Collaborative Practice. He is past Chairman of the Cesarean Section Committee Department of OBGYN and a current member of the Quality Improvement Committee, both at INOVA Alexandria Hospital. He is also a current member of the Central Credentialing Advisory Committee for CareFirst BC/BS. Dr. Giammittorio is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia where he interned; and he served his residency at Providence Hospital in Washington, DC. Dr. Giammittorio is Board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Steven A. Suba, M.D.
Steven A. Suba, M.D., has practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Fort Worth, Texas, since 1988. He is the managing partner of Women’s Health Medical Group, P.A. Dr. Suba has also been involved with the medical staff of Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. Having served as Chief of Staff as well as on the Board of the hospital, he currently is advisor to its Robotic and Surgery Steering Committee, the Safe Surgery Initiative Group and is a member of the Quality Assurance Committee for the Division of OBGyn/Pediatrics. Dr. Suba is certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.