Dennis English, MD, MMM, FACOGSenior Medical Advisor
Dr. English is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He completed a Masters of Medical Management degree at Carnegie Mellon University in 1999. He is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and a diplomat of the American College of Physician Executives.
Prior to retiring from clinical practice, Dr. English served as Vice Chairman of Clinical Operations for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences of the University Of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. English is a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (emeritus). During his tenure at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, he served as the Vice President of Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, Medical Director for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and Physician Advisor to the Health Management Department.
Dr. English received a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University 1972 followed by his MD degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1976. He completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at Magee-Womens Hospital in 1980, serving as Chief Resident from 1979-1980.
Dr. English currently serves on the Board of Directors of Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and has served on the Board of the NPIC/QAS since 2013.
Carolyn L. Wood, PhD, RNClinical Nurse Consultant
David E. Gagnon, MA, MPHConsultant
Mr. Gagnon, founding principal and former President of NPIC/QAS, has also served as President of the National Perinatal Association and Treasurer of both the Ohio and Rhode Island Perinatal Associations. His international experience includes serving as the Partnership Coordinator for several partnership programs in Slovakia, Armenia, and Albania sponsored by the American International Health Alliance and as leader of perinatal delegations to China, Russia, Hungary, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia and Cuba. He has also evaluated USAID funded projects in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Mr. Gagnon received his Masters of Public Health from the University of Michigan and was honored with Doctor of Science from Safarik University in Slovakia. He has had faculty appointments at Holy Cross College, Worcester (MA); Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (OH); and Brown University Program in Medicine (RI).