Dr. Robert W. Yelverton and his wife Carolyn have been communicants of the Episcopal faith since 1963 and members of St. John’s Church since 1971. Their three children, Ann Kelly, Mary Rush and Bo have all attended St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School. He has served on the School Advisory Committee and currently serves as an usher at the early church service.
Dr. Yelverton graduated from the University of Mississippi with a B.S/BA in degree and his M.D at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1967, completing his internship and residency at that facility. In 1971, he relocated to Tampa, serving two years as Chief of the Dept. Ob/Gyn at the US Air Force Regional Hospital, MacDill Air Force Base. He began private practice of Ob/Gyn in 1973. In 1998 became Charter President, CEO, and recently retired as the Chief Medical Officer of Women’s Care Florida, a large single specialty group in Central Florida. He continues to serve that organization in many capacities including clinical quality and safety monitoring and government relations.
Professionally, Dr. Yelverton is past president of the Florida and Tampa Obstetric/Gynecologic Societies and Hillsborough County Medical Association. He serves as Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee for the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association, is a committee member of the Florida Pregnancy Associated Maternal Mortality Review Committee, member of the Hillsborough County Healthy Start Board and chairs the Hillsborough County Fetal Infant Mortality Review Committee. Dr. Yelverton served as faculty for many American Collage of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) sponsored seminars on quality management, medical staff leadership and practice management. He served nationally on the ACOG Task Force and Committee on Quality Assurance, as a Voluntary Review of Quality Care Team Leader, on the Committee on Practice Standards, chaired the Committee on Primary Care, and was Vice Chair of the Task Force on Changing Practice in the 21st Century. Recently he was elected to the ACOG National Executive Board and received the national ACOG Leadership Recognition Award.
Dr. Yelverton has served the Tampa community as board member and Chairman of the Berkeley Prep School Board of Directors, the St. Joseph Hospital Board of Directors, and the Board of Trustees of the St. Joseph’s/Bay Care Foundation. He has volunteered at the Judeo Christian Clinic where he has served as board member and director of gynecological services since 2003.