Shelley Rizzo, MSN, CPHRM and Steven J. Weintraub, MD

Shelley Rizzo (L) received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wright State University and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Utah. She is a Certified Professional in Hospital Risk Management, A Certified Professional in Patient Safety and a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. Her experience of over 30 years includes clinical, administrative and leadership positions in neonatal, pediatric and adult care, as well as, hospital risk management, quality management, and patient safety with several reputable healthcare systems. In addition to investigating, analyzing and coding hundreds of complex adverse events, she also assisted in the development and implementation of a large physician peer review program, electronic adverse event reporting systems and patient safety transformation initiatives. Prior to joining The Doctors Company, Shelley worked as an independent risk management and legal nurse consultant. Steven J. Weintraub, MD (R), serves as the Chief of Risk Management at North American Partners in Anesthesia. Dr. Weintraub graduated from UMDNJ Rutgers Medical School in Newark, NJ, with training in general surgery. He completed his residency and fellowship in obstetric anesthesia and critical medicine at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. Dr. Weintraub has been a member of NAPA since 1985, working in areas of general anesthesia and obstetric anesthesia. He has been a director of pre-surgical testing for over 20 years. Dr. Weintraub is a member of the ASA, NYSSA, and the American Society of Risk Health Management. Dr. Weintraub is also an assistant professor at Hofstra University, NY.