Expert Bios

Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP

Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, is chairman and chief executive officer of The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer. He is also a director of The Doctors Company Foundation.

Dr. Anderson was a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and is past chairman of the Department of Medicine at Scripps Memorial Hospital, where he served as senior oncologist for 18 years.

Dr. Anderson is the editor of a book, Medical Malpractice: A Physician’s Sourcebook, and the author of a number of peer-reviewed publications on medical malpractice, the Harvard Medical Practice Study, and the impact of defensive medicine.

He has been invited to address numerous medical and legal forums, including the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons, the College of American Pathologists, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons®, a number of medical school faculties, and the law schools of Columbia, Stanford, Northwestern, and the University of Richmond.

Industry presentations include the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA), the Professional Liability Underwriters Society (PLUS), Crittenden, the American Association of Health Plans, and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Dr. Anderson currently serves on the Board of Overseers of the RAND Institute for Civil Justice, the Board of Directors of Californians Allied for Patient Protection, and as a faculty member for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).

Dr. Anderson is the first recipient of the PLUS Foundation’s Award for Outstanding Leadership in Healthcare Professional Liability.

After graduating from Stanford Medical School, Dr. Anderson completed his internship and residency at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Hospital, followed by his postdoctoral fellowship in medical oncology at Stanford. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Yale College.

Kerin Torpey Bashaw, MPH, RN,

Kerin Torpey Bashaw, MPH, RN, is Senior Vice President of the Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management for The Doctors Company, and is responsible for setting strategy in these areas across the nation with a team of just under 50. She has served as Corporate Vice President of Quality, Verity Health System; System Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety Officer, Alameda Health System; Director of Clinical Services and Operations, Stanford Cancer Center; Director of Accreditation, Quality, and Safety, Stanford Health Care; and Director of Patient Care Services (intensive care, progressive care, neurosurgery/neuroscience, telemetry, and medical/surgical units), Kaiser Permanente. Ms. Bashaw’s extensive background in patient safety, risk management, quality, accreditation, and operations supports the Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management’s continued progress towards utilizing data, enhancing quality, delivering service, and demonstrating value to our members and to our company.

Ms. Bashaw earned a bachelor of science (BS) degree in nursing from Georgetown University and a master of public health (MPH) degree from the Yale School of Medicine, where she graduated with distinction.

Richard Cahill, MD

Richard Cahill is Vice President and Associate General Counsel for The Doctors Company. Mr. Cahill provides legal support to the Claims and Patient Safety Departments. He has specialized in various facets of healthcare litigation for more than 25 years, including the defense of hospital and physician professional liability claims, managed care contract disputes, and related business torts. His principal clients have included Cigna, Kaiser Permanente, and Tenet Health Systems. Mr. Cahill has completed in excess of 175 trials and binding arbitrations during his career, and has been appointed as an arbitrator in more than 350 cases involving healthcare issues.

Mr. Cahill received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from UCLA in 1975 and his juris doctor from Notre Dame Law School in 1978. He lectures frequently around the country on topics related to the healthcare industry. He has an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Tammy Clark

Tammy Clark is Senior Vice President and Regional Operating Officer for The Doctors Company’s Northeast Region. Ms. Clark has served The Doctors Company for the past 17 years, and brings a total of 30 years of professional liability experience to her role. Prior to joining The Doctors Company, Clark was Director of National Accounts for PHICO Insurance Company and managed the creation of programs for large multistate hospital systems and physician groups. As Vice President of Underwriting for The Doctor’s Company’s Northeast Region, she headed the Underwriting Department and was responsible for managing staff in three offices. In her current position as Regional Operating Officer, Ms. Clark oversees the member-facing operations of the 22-state Northeast Region with a staff of 84 people in Claims, Underwriting, Patient Safety/Risk Management, and Business Development.

Ms. Clark attended Elizabethtown College, and is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) as well as a Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU).

David Feldman

David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAPL, FACS, serves as Chief Medical Officer of The Doctors Company Group. In addition, he is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Healthcare Risk Advisors (HRA), a strategic business unit of The Doctors Company Group.

Previously, Dr. Feldman was Vice President for Patient Safety, Vice President of Perioperative Services, and Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Under his leadership HRA provides resources and a collaborative environment designed to minimize claims and lower premiums for HRA clients by preventing patient harm, enhancing teamwork and communication, and improving documentation.

Dr. Feldman currently serves on the steering committee of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for retraining and retooling of practicing surgeons.

Dr. Feldman received a bachelor of arts degree and doctor of medicine degree from Duke University, completed training in general surgery at The Roosevelt Hospital (now Mount Sinai West), and plastic surgery at Duke University Medical Center. He earned a master of business administration degree from New York University.

Bill Fleming

Bill Fleming is the Chief Operating Officer for The Doctors Company. Named COO in January 2017, Fleming is responsible for all claims, underwriting, patient safety and risk management, sales and marketing for the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer. He is responsible for the company’s operating subsidiaries, TDC Specialty Underwriters and Medical Advantage Group.

Fleming is a 24-year veteran of The Doctors Company and previously served in a number of leadership capacities, including claims, underwriting, product development, and regional operating officer for the Northeast region. He was also integration leader for AP Capital, Advocate MD, and Intermed, as they joined The Doctors Company via acquisition in 2010 (AP Capital) and 2011 (Advocate, MD, and Intermed).

Fleming began his career with Safeco Insurance in casualty claims and later moved to the professional liability sector. He earned a bachelor’s degree in administration, with an emphasis in business law, from California State University, Fresno, and a master of business administration (MBA) from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

He holds leadership positions on boards and committees for numerous insurance and healthcare-related organizations. He is a Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) and an Associate in Insurance Services (AIS).

Fleming leverages his deep industry insights and longstanding relationships with the company's stakeholders—members, physicians, agents—to fulfill The Doctors Company mission of advancing, protecting, and rewarding the practice of good medicine.

Steve Freedman

Stephen Freedman is the Senior Vice President and Regional Operating Officer for The Doctors Company’s Southwest Region. He is responsible for the professional liability insurance operations covering four states: California, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada. Mr. Freedman joined The Doctors Company in 1987 and has held various positions throughout his tenure. He has extensive insight and in-depth knowledge of the medical professional liability market and possesses significant experience in the underwriting, claims, operations and administration, patient safety/risk management, business development, finance and operational and strategic planning functions.

Mr. Freedman holds a bachelor of science degree in finance and business economics from the University of Southern California. Throughout his career, he has attended numerous executive management educational programs.

Doug McCullough

Doug McCullough is an Assistant Vice President of Claims for The Doctors Company’s Northwest Region. He works in the Austin, Texas, office. A dedicated claims professional since 1986, he started his career handling casualty claims for Allstate Insurance. As an Independent Adjuster, he managed four branch offices, handling the state of Delaware and the Eastern Maryland Shore. He entered the medical malpractice arena in 1991 with the Medical Inter-Insurance Exchange (MIIX). He joined The Doctors Company in 2001. As AVP, Mr. McCullough has provided oversight of medical malpractice cases throughout the East Coast and Midwest. Currently, he supervises all medical malpractice cases for The Doctors Company in Texas and Oklahoma.

Mr. McCullough is a graduate of the University of Dayton and obtained his law degree from the University of Akron, maintaining a license to practice in Ohio.

As a member of the Claims Department, Mr. McCullough supports The Doctors Company’s fierce commitment to providing an aggressive defense to each of its insured members.

David McHale

David McHale is the Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer of The Doctors Company, where he oversees the legal, regulatory compliance, human resources, and government relations activities for the company. Prior to joining The Doctors Company, McHale was a Vice President and Deputy General Counsel with Nationwide Insurance. Prior to joining Nationwide, he served in a variety of positions with Allstate Insurance Company. A frequent presenter before trade associations and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, he has also authored articles on cybersecurity and cyber, legal, and enterprise risk management.

McHale holds an undergraduate degree in government from the University of San Francisco, a law degree from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois.

Darrell Ranum

Darrell Ranum, JD, CPHRM, is the Vice President of the Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management for The Doctors Company’s Northeast Region.

Mr. Ranum has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare, professional liability, risk management, and patient safety. As Vice President, he supervises healthcare professionals who provide risk consulting services and education to hospitals, physician groups, and other organizations. A frequent speaker and author, Mr. Ranum manages studies of medical malpractice claims to identify, communicate, and help prevent system failures that result in patient harm.

Mr. Ranum has served on a variety of boards, including for the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Ohio Patient Safety Institute, and Ohio University Insurance Institute’s Board of Advisors. He is Vice Chair of the Data Sharing Committee of the Physician Insurers Association of America and was a founding board member of an inner-city charity health center. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio. He is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM).

Marco Vanderlaan

Marco Vanderlaan, CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer for The Doctors Company. He also serves as Chief Risk Officer. Prior to joining The Doctors Company in 2001, Mr. Vanderlaan was vice president of finance for Move.com (now Move, Inc.) and a senior manager with Deloitte & Touche (now Deloitte). Mr. Vanderlaan has held a variety of senior leadership positions with The Doctors Company, most recently serving as senior vice president, business assessment. He has also held executive positions in finance, reinsurance, and strategic planning. As CFO, he is focused on enhancing our market leadership, financial success, and risk intelligence while maintaining the conservative business philosophy that empowers our mission to advance, protect, and reward the practice of good medicine.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Robert E. White

Robert E. White Jr. is Senior Vice President and Regional Operating Officer for The Doctors Company’s Southeast Region. Mr. White works in our Jacksonville, Florida, office. Mr. White has 50 years of experience in the insurance industry. Mr. White managed the Claims and Loss Prevention departments of several commercial and doctor-owned insurance companies before coming to The Doctors Company in an administrative capacity 15 years ago. He served as President of the Insurance Operations of FPIC Insurance Group from 2002 to 2011.

He graduated magna cum laude from San Francisco State University. Mr. White is Chairman of the Board of the Florida Justice Reform Institute, a member of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, board member of the Florida Insurance Council, and Chair of the Board of Governors of the Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association. Mr. White is also former board member of the Physicians Insurers Association of America, and currently serves on four of their committees.

Daniel Wright

Daniel Wright, RN, JD, is Vice President of the Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management for The Doctors Company. Formerly Vice President of Risk Management and Patient Safety for MAGMutual, Mr. Wright began his career as an ER/trauma nurse and an administrative supervisor. Mr. Wright is active in designing and implementing The Doctors Company’s proactive risk management services to assist physicians, medical office managers, and staff members.

Mr. Wright earned his nursing degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and his law degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta. He is licensed as an attorney, a registered nurse, and a healthcare risk manager. He is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) and is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. A frequent speaker, Mr. Wright addresses state and county medical societies, physician groups, hospital medical staff members, and medical management associations across the nation.

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