National Leadership Conference for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

About the ACOG National Leadership Institute

ACOG National Leadership Institute

Contact Information

409 12th St. SW
Washington DC 20024
Phone: 202-863-2503

barbara levy, mdBarbara S. Levy, MD

Vice President, Health Policy

Barbara Levy, MD, Vice President, Health Policy, oversees ACOG’s Office of Global Women’s Health programs to improve the status of women’s health worldwide. She has over 25 years’ experience with direct care, research, and physician training. Dr. Levy is also experienced in leading initiatives in international and domestic health, corporate social responsibility, public-private partnerships, government relations, and advocacy. Recognized in 2015 by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executive and Leaders, Dr. Levy supervises ACOG’s Office of Global Women’s Health programs to improve patient safety and quality of women’s health worldwide. Dr. Levy also supervises The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health program (AIM), Voluntary Review of Quality of Care, the Safety Certification for Outpatient Practice Excellence for Women’s Health (SCOPE) program, the American Indian/Alaska Native Women’s Health Program, the Health Economics department, the Strategic Health Care Initiatives department and the Health Information Technology (HIT) and Clinical Informatics department.


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. Dr. Levy has been a member of the American Medical Association/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) since 1999 and has just completed serving two consecutive terms as Chair of the RUC. She has published and co-authored over 85 studies and articles related to her primary research interests, which include hysterectomy, endoscopic surgery, pelvic pain, surgical outcomes, and physician payment policy.


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. Dr. Levy is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified with Accreditation Council for Gynecologic Endoscopy with specialties in Advance Operative Laparoscopy and Advanced Operative Hysteroscopy.