"Paths to Leadership: Women as Leaders in the Traditional and Non-Traditional Sense" - Barbara Levy
Monday, April 8th - 12:15pm-1:00pm
015 Robertson Hall
Dr. Barbara Levy is the Vice President for Health Policy for the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). She oversees ACOG’s federal and state legislative policy and regulatory affairs. Dr. Levy also supervises ACOG’s Voluntary Review of Quality of Care, the Safety Certification for Outpatient Practice Excellence for Women’s Health (SCOPE) program, and ACOG’s Office of Global Women’s Health programs to improve the status of women’s health worldwide.
Dr. Levy has been a member of the American Medical Association/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) since 1999 and is currently serving a second term as Chair. The RUC is an expert panel of volunteer physicians and providers that issues recommendations to CMS regarding the relative work and direct practice expenses required to perform medical services.
Before joining ACOG Dr. Levy was in private ob-gyn practice and the medical director of the Women’s Health and Breast Center and Women’s and Children’s Services for the Franciscan Health System in Tacoma, Washington. She has published and co-authored over 65 studies and articles related to her primary research interests, which include hysterectomy, endoscopic surgery, pelvic pain, surgical outcomes, and physician payment policy. She serves as a reviewer for several medical journals, including Obstetrics and Gynecology.
An ACOG member since 1984, Dr. Levy has served on several of its national committees and task forces including the Coding and Nomenclature Committee and the Committee on Quality and Safety. She is also Past President of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and has been a consultant to and member of the Food and Drug Administration’s Ob-Gyn Devices Panel.
Dr. Levy graduated magna cum laude with an undergraduate degree in psychology from Princeton University. She obtained her medical degree from the University of California, San Diego, followed by an internship and residency in ob-gyn at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center (now the Oregon Health & Sciences University) in Portland.
Lunch will be served.
Audience: This event is for students, faculty and staff only. RSVP required. Non-WWS students: to RSVP, email Femke DeRuyter (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 1st. WWS students will receive a separate invitation on the week prior to the event.
This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School and the Center for Health and Wellbeing.