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


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.

2023 Meeting Date

    • Wednesday, February 15, 2023
    • Wednesday May 24, 2023
    • Wednesday November 15, 2023


Servin,m (2)

Monica Servin, 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

Traci Coffman, MD

St. Joseph Ann Arbor

Eric Davies, MD

Henry Ford Allegiance

Carlos Delgado Upegui, MD

University of Washington

Ghislaine Echevarria, MD

NYU Langone Medical Center

Kim Finch

Henry Ford Detroit

Ronald George, MD


Antonio Gonzalez-Fiol, MD

Yale New Haven Hospital

Ashraf Habib, MB BCh

Duke University

Jenifer Henderson, MD, FACS

St. Joseph Oakland

Wandana Joshi, DO


Rachel Kacmar, MD

University of Colorado

Tom Klumpner, MD

University of Michigan

Joanna Kountanis, MD

University of Michigan

Stephanie Lim, MD


Angel Martino-Horrall, MD

Beaumont Royal Oak

Philip McClarty, MD

University of Michigan Health-West

Marie-Louise Meng, MD

Duke University 

Rebecca Minehart, MD, MHPE


Melinda Mitchell, MD

Henry Ford Allegiance

Arvind Palanisamy, MD, FRCA

Washington University

Carlo Pancaro, MD

University of Michigan

Monica Servin, MD

University of Michigan

David Swastek, MD

St. Joseph Ann Arbor

Mohamed Tiouririne, MD

University of Virginia

Brandon Togioka, MD


Christine Warrick, MD

University of Utah

Jessica Wren

Henry Ford

James Xie, MD


Josh Younger, MD

Henry Ford


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