A new physician-owned and -governed medical malpractice reciprocal insurer--said to be the only such carrier in New Jersey--has chosen five physician executives as its founding governors.
Conventus Insurance Exchange, Woodbridge, N.J., said Monday that it elected Albert Talone, D.O., as its chairperson and Wendy Warren, M.D., as vice chairperson, at its first meeting last week.
Talone, an associate professor at the University for Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and medical director of two physician groups, is a past president of the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons.
Warren is an OB/GYN specializing in maternal and fetal medicine at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J., and a former faculty member at Columbia University in New York City.
Both Talone and Warren will serve on the five-member board of governors for Conventus. Others elected to the board last week are:
- Robert Hill, M.D., a former assistant professor of surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a former attending staff surgeon and lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy.
- Michael Rieber, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon and adjunct professor at Seton Hall University's School of Sports Sciences.
- Warren Wolfe, D.O., clinical assistant professor of family practice at the University of Medicine and Dentistry's School of Osteopathic Medicine and a preceptor at Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He was named 2002 physician of the year by the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons and has won the AMA's Physicians Recognition Award.