Obstetric Subcommittee

Our goal is to bring together obstetric anesthesiology experts from around the world to improve anesthetic care for patients giving birth. 

Our Work

The MPOG Obstetrics Subcommittee was launched to develop quality improvement measures focused on patients giving birth. Measures currently available to MPOG sites include:

Obstetric Measures


Antibiotic Timing for Cesarean Delivery

BP 04-OB

SBP < 90 in Cesarean Deliveries

GA 01-OB

General Anesthesia During Cesarean Delivery

GA 02-OB​

General Anesthesia After Neuraxial in Cesarean Delivery

GA 03-OB

General Anesthesia Administered after Epidural for Cesareans


Hypothermia in Cesarean Deliveries

Upcoming Events

The Obstetric Subcommttee meets three times each year. All meetings are currently held virtually via Zoom. Previous meeting minutes and recordings can be found under Archived Events.

2024 Meeting Date

    • Wednesday, February 7, 2024
    • Wednesday, May 22, 2024
    • Wednesday, October 2, 2024



Brandon Togioka, MD


Kate Buehler, MS, RN, CPPS

Program Leader

Nicole Barrios, MHA, BSN-RN

Program Lead

Committee Members

The obstetric subcommittee was re-launched in 2019 with the goal of bringing obstetric anesthesiologists together to collaborate on quality improvement (QI) areas as they relate to patients undergoing obstetric anesthesia care.  This subcommittee is open to anyone who is interested in participating, however, measure review and votes are limited to obstetric QI champions who practice at institutions actively participating in MPOG.

Sharon Abramovitz, MD

Weill Cornell Medical College

Aymen Alian, MD, MSc, MBBCh

Yale New Haven Hospital

Ami Attali, DO

Henry Ford Detroit

Dan Biggs, MD

University of Oklahoma

Brittany Burton, MD

University of California – Los Angeles

Arthur Calimaran, MD

Cleveland Clinic

Laurie Chalifoux, MD

Corewell Health

Johanna Cobb, MD


Traci Coffman, MD

St. Joseph Ann Arbor

Eric Davies, MD

Henry Ford Allegiance Health


Carlos Delgado Upegui, MD

University of Washington

Ghislaine Echevarria, MD

NYU Langone Medical Center

Kim Finch, RN

Henry Ford Detroit

Ronald George, MD

Mt. Sinai

Jackie Goatley, RN

University of Michigan

Josh Goldblatt, RN

Henry Ford Allegiance Health

Antonio Gonzalez-Fiol, MD

Yale New Haven Hospital

Daniel Grutter, DO

Trinity Health

Ashraf Habib, MB BCh

Duke University

Jerri Heiter, RN

Trinity Health

Jenifer Henderson, MD, FACS

St. Joseph Oakland

Rebecca Johnson, RN

University of Michigan

Wandana Joshi, DO


Rachel Kacmar, MD

University of Colorado

Tom Klumpner, MD

University of Michigan

Joanna Kountanis, MD

University of Michigan

Lisa Leffert, MD


Stephanie Lim, MD

University of California – San Francisco

Philip McClarty, MD

University of Michigan Health-West

Christine McKenzie, MD

University of North Carolina

Marie-Louise Meng, MD

Duke University 

Rebecca Minehart, MD, MHPE


Melinda Mitchell, MD

Henry Ford Allegiance

Uma Munnur, MD


Wendy Owens, RN


Arvind Palanisamy, MD, FRCA

Washington University

Carlo Pancaro, MD

University of Michigan

Sharon Reale MD

Brigham and Women’s

Denise Schwerin, RN


Kathy Lee Scranton, RN

Trinity Health

Monica Servin, MD

University of Michigan

Preet Singh, MD

Washington University, St. Louis

Kathleen Smith, MD

University of North Carolina

David Swastek, MD

St. Joseph Ann Arbor

Mohamed Tiouririne, MD

University of Virginia

Brandon Togioka, MD


Rachel Toonstra, RN

Corewell Health

Lawrence Tsen, MD

Brigham and Women’s

Christine Warrick, MD

University of Utah

Robert White, MD

Weill Cornell

Jennifer Woodbury, MD

University of California – San Francisco

Nathan Woody

University of North Carolina

James Xie, MD


Josh Younger, MD

Henry Ford

Sonal Zambare, MD



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