Core Competencies


SOGH Core Competencies Task Force (CCTF)


The Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists (“SOGH”) Core Competencies Task Force (CCTF) is created to exist for the period of the Vision 2020 Strategic Plan. The CCTF shall work under the supervision of the Core Competencies Leadership Committee and is responsible for the following key objectives and timeline:

  • Develop a list of curriculum topics to serve as the basis for content development
  • Designate the CCTF Editorial Board, by December 2017, that will:
    • Review and interpret surveys;
    • Make the final list of core competencies topics;
    • Solicit authors;
    • Take the lead in revising chapters; and
    • Prepare the final Core Competencies document for SOGH Board approval.
  • Design and conduct a content survey of SOGH membership, by January 2018
  • Determine deadlines, then supervise and support the authors assigned to developing core competencies content, May – September 2018
  • CCTF Editorial Board Review and Revisions, September 2018 – May 2019
  • Authors Review, June – September 2019
  • SOGH Internal Review, September – December 2019
  • External Review, January – April 2020
  • Editorial Board Final Revisions, April – July 2020


Dr. Jen Butler
Associate Clinical Professor; Director OBGYN Hospitalist Division/Fellowship, University of California Irvine
Irvine, California

Dr. Joseph Cioffi
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, New York

Dr. Tanner Colegrove
Medical Director, Northwestern Medical Group/Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Lake Forest, Illinois

Dr. Rakhi Dimino
OB Hospitalist and Medical Director of Operations, Ob Hospitalist Group
Houston, Texas

Dr. Micah Garb
Medical Director — Women’s Health, Northwestern Medical Group – North Region
Lake Forest, Illinois

Dr. Susan Lareau
Division Director OB Specialties, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dr. Jennifer Lincoln
Obstetric Hospitalist, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Portland, Oregon 

Dr. Brigid McCue
Lead Ob/Gyn Hospitalist, Ochsner Health System
New Orleans, Louisiana

Dr. Trina Pagano
Assistant Professor of Surgery & Ob Laborist, Cleveland Clinic
Youngstown, Ohio

Dr. Raquel Pelayo
OBGYN Hospitalist, Kaiser Permanente
Orange County, California

Dr. Craig Salcido
Physician, Laborist, Mission OBGYN Med, Laborist
South Orange County, California

Dr. Catherine Stika
Professor in Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology;  Medical Director Ob Triage Unit, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University / Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Brook Thomson
Director, OB Hospitalist Division, Baylor College of Medicine
San Antonio, Texas

Dr. Vanessa Torbenson
MD, Mayo Clinic Rochester
Rochester, Minnesota

Dr. Jane van Dis
Medical Director Business Development, OBHG
Altadena, California