Dr. Yelverton named June Volunteer of Month by FL March of Dimes

Dr. Robert Yelverton, affiliate associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at USF Health, was named June Volunteer of the Month by the Florida Chapter of the March of Dimes.

Dr. Yelverton, chief medical officer for Women’s Care Florida, was recognized for his work to improve birth outcomes for mothers and babies by preventing elective deliveries before 39 complete weeks of pregnancy (a normal pregnancy lasts 40 weeks).

He has volunteered many hours helping to create the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, serving in a leadership role as founding member of the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Committee. He has presented at several grand rounds, including at Tampa General Hospital, Broward County Regional Hospital, Santa Rosa Medical Center and University Community Hospital on topics such as the 39 Weeks Rule and Preconception Care.

Known across the national for his expertise in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Yelverton serves on numerous national boards and task forces, including leadership roles with the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

USF at center of statewide effort to improve health of mothers and babies