Elliott Main, MD
Chairman and Chief of Obstetrics; California Pacific Medical Center
Elliott Main, MD, is the Medical Director of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC). Since 1998, he has also been the Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. That department, with over 90 Ob/GYN's and over 6,000 annual births is one of the largest in the US. In addition, Dr Main chairs the first-ever California Pregnancy-associated Mortality Review Committee. Through his career, Dr. Main's clinical work and publications have focused on medical complications of pregnancy and outcomes-based quality improvement. Since 1997, he has also led OB Quality Improvement for all of Sutter Health's 20 hospitals and 40,000 births and developed and led several large-scale data-driven quality improvement efforts. These include Sutter Health's "First Pregnancy and Delivery" quality initiative that focused on the care of nulliparous women.
Dr. Main has been actively involved in multiple state and national committees on Maternal Quality measurement including NQF, ACOG/AMA, The Joint Commission and the RAND Corporation. Dr. Main trained in obstetrics and gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, Mo.) and in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Main is currently Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Science at the University of California, San Francisco, and Visiting Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University.
In his spare time...he helps to edit this web-site (www.cmqcc.org).
Our goal is that the collaborative work we do in California to measure and improve maternal and neonatal outcomes will become a model for the entire United States.
CMQCC Committee Memberships
Profile in Improvement
Learn how Elliott Main of Sutter's California Pacific Medical Center is improving the care for first labors and births.