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LEADERSHIP

MAURY MAGIDS

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER OF CAPSON

A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER

Welcome, and thank you for taking the initiative to learn more about partnering with Capson. Capson is unique in that we are founded on the principle of measurably caring for our members – not only do we care about what you do as a physician, but we also care who you are as an individual. Because we limit our membership to physicians who deeply care about others, we have created a distinct and powerful advantage that translates into lower premiums. In fact, it’s one of the major criteria we consider in choosing who we protect. This position is also underscored in who we hire, and permeates through every partner, person, organization, and vendor we align ourselves with.

In short, Capson insures people who deeply care about others, who also happen to be great physicians.

There was a time when simply purchasing medical malpractice insurance was sufficient to protect your practice, but the landscape has changed dramatically while insurance has become a commodity. With patients demanding more communication and transparency, and the availability of more media to critique and disparage your practice, you’re now more vulnerable than ever.

You now need a partner that not only shields your practice from costly and time-consuming litigation, but one that pools you with other low risk members and reduces cost, proactively limits your exposure to attacks on your character and brand and provides an in-house team of medical malpractice claims attorneys reducing loss and time-consuming distractions to your practice.

Most importantly, you need a partner that starts with caring people -- people committed to physicians with the same quality of care you provide your patients and your community. Welcome to Capson.

Maury Magids
President & Founder


MEET OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Changing the medical malpractice industry requires the collaborative effort of individuals with deep industry experience and a real passion towards making a difference. Capson has assembled a team like none in the industry: insurance and healthcare executives, healthcare attorneys, and healthcare providers, all dedicated to helping physicians protect their reputations and medical practices.

 
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MAURY MAGIDS, PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

mmagids@capson.com

Maury has a distinguished and proven track record as a leader in the medical malpractice industry. In 2010, Maury launched Capson Physicians Insurance Company with a vision to transform the medical malpractice industry. Under his leadership, Capson has done just that. Prior to Capson, he served as President of American Physicians Insurance Company, a Texas-based medical malpractice insurance company. Maury’s industry expertise, leadership skills, and innovative thinking foster Capson’s growth and support the healthcare community as a whole. He brings a tremendous amount of passion towards making a difference in the lives of America’s much-needed independent physicians and their practices around the country.

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TOM COTTEN, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER & TREASURER

tcotten@capson.com

Tom also has extensive industry experience. For 10 years, he was CEO of Texas Medical Liability Trust, the largest writer of medical malpractice insurance in Texas, with surplus in excess of $260 million. Prior to his tenure as CEO, Tom also served in the capacity of Chief Financial Officer for 12 years. During his time with TMLT, he was instrumental in the creation of the Texas Alliance for Patient Access, the group that was largely responsible for the Texas tort reform victory in 2003. As CFO, Tom leverages his strong operational and financial skills and is driven by his recognition of the change needed in the industry.

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SANDRA WILSON, RPLU, VP, UNDERWRITING AND SECRETARY

swilson@capson.com

Sandra joined Capson in 2011, bringing medical professional liability underwriting expertise and strong relationship management skills to the team. Sandra was most recently with American Physicians Insurance Company, where she focused on Underwriting and management of physician group accounts and agent relations for over eight years. Prior to Underwriting, she was in Business Development, where her focus was on premium growth and agency relationship management. Sandra has her Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) designation, which has served to broaden her knowledge of professional liability insurance.

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Gary Fortin, Chief Marketing Officer

gfortin@capson.com

Gary joined Capson in 2017. He is a strategic visionary and hands-on marketer with twenty-five years of executive level experience developing and implementing marketing and lead generation campaigns. Gary has led numerous successful marketing and sales teams for both private and public companies across industries that span; healthcare, high-technology, insurance, entertainment, telecommunications, and manufacturing. He is a seasoned entrepreneur and has raised over $130 million in angel, venture, and institutional capital. Gary is a graduate of the University of Maryland and received his degree while proudly serving in the USAF.

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LAURA A. COOK, ESQ., DIRECTOR OF CLAIMS

lcook@capson.com

As Capson’s new Director of Claims, Laura brings with her several years in private practice at a commercial litigation firm where her practice areas included complex business disputes, insurance coverage and defense, and consumer protection law. Laura also spent more than twelve years in professional liability claims and litigation management where she aggressively advocated on behalf of her clients and their physician and non-physician providers. In addition to handling her own national docket, Laura managed a team of claims attorneys responsible for managing the professional liability claims of a publicly traded physician staffing company.  Laura is a graduate of Southwestern University (B.A.) and South Texas College of Law (J.D.). 

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SCOTT ARTMAN, VP ENGINEERING – CAPSON TECHNOLOGY

sartman@capson.com

Under Scott’s direction, Capson is leveraging technology in a way that is unprecedented in the medical malpractice insurance industry. His entrepreneurial spirit and history of leading technology teams in the insurance industry support Capson’s efforts to create efficiencies, unlock value, and lead the industry in technology.

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A. JAY STAUB, M.D., MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Capson’s Medical Director, Dr. Staub is a practicing, board-certified OB/GYN, and he has been delivering personal health care for women at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas since 1983. A Clinical Professor in the department of OB/GYN at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Staub is actively involved in teaching medical students and residents. His practice specializes in a spectrum of women’s care: general OB/GYN, infertility, routine and high-risk prenatal care, gynecologic surgery, minimally invasive procedures, and menopause. He is one of the few gynecologists in the area to perform MRI-guided ultrasound non-invasive treatment for uterine fibroids. Dr. Staub provides Capson with his unique perspective as a practicing physician.