Debra Goldberg, JD, MPH, RPLU
Chief Underwriting Officer
DEBRA GOLDBERG is Chief Underwriting Officer at Sapphire Blue and joined the team in May, 2017.
Prior to joining Sapphire Blue, Debra was the Managing Director of Medical Underwriting for Markel Corporation, responsible for the strategic growth and profitability of Markel’s medical professional liability business including allied health care. Additionally, Debra held positions as claims attorney and medical claims manager for Markel before joining the professional liability underwriting staff.
Debra began her career as a medical malpractice defense attorney representing hospitals and healthcare providers in Cook County, Illinois and the surrounding area. Additionally, she worked as an insurance coverage attorney with a focus on professional liability E&O coverage and reinsurance.
Debra received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and holds a Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University School of Law and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the George Washington University School of Public Health. She is a frequent speaker at medical professional liability industry events, has conducted continuing education courses on medical professional liability, has published articles on national healthcare legislation and its impact on insurance coverage, and recently served as the instructor on Medical Professional Liability at PLUS University.