President’s Message


“Maternal Mortality in the US and world, WE can do better!”

Maternal Mortality – In my research for this talk, I reviewed and evaluated all the current data and I enlisted one of the leaders in Maternal Fetal Medicine to join me in speaking on this important problem.

For all my research, one consequence of maternal mortality that is immeasurable is the void left for the child, the partner, the family when a mother dies.

Even one mother lost is a tragedy. Our focus and our efforts are on what WE can do to about this. I am very pleased to welcome Robert Debbs, D.O. as my co-speaker for the May President’s Night Program. Our topic is “Maternal Mortality in the USA and the World, WE can do better!”

Dr. Debbs is Director, Pennsylvania Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine Network Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

“Women are not dying of diseases we can’t treat….They are dying because societies have yet to make the decision that their lives are worth saving . Dr. Mahmoud Fathalla at the 2000 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics – FIGO

In our presentation, we hope to shed light on the worldwide problem of maternal mortality. We will examine safe, effective, and reflexive interventions and disease states that are collectively responsible for the largest number of maternal deaths in the United States.

Please join us on Thursday, May 11, 2017, for the President’s Night Dinner Program “Maternal Mortality in the USA and the World, WE can do better!


Dipak Delvadia, D.O.

Clinical Assistan Professor Ob/Gyn,

Associate Residency Director, Drexel

University College of Medicine