Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. Mourns Loss of A. Peter Kezirian, Jr.

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| Source: The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- We are deeply saddened to announce that Peter Kezirian, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Strategic Development, passed away suddenly yesterday. He was 48.

Peter joined CAP in 1998 and was instrumental in creating programs to serve physicians and promote patient safety. Peter's brilliance, passion, and energy were the source of countless innovations both at CAP and beyond.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Peter earned his law degree from the University of Southern California and his bachelor's degree at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. His many contributions and accomplishments include serving as a German Marshall Plan Fellow, a member of the Pacific Council, an evaluator of NATO's peacekeeping operations, General Counsel for the State of California's Department of Corporations, and Presidential Campaign Counsel to California Governor Pete Wilson.

"Peter transformed ideas into reality," says Chief Executive Officer James L. Weidner. "In doing so, he touched countless lives. We will always be indebted to Peter for his commitment and dedication to CAP. He was, and will continue to be, an inspiration to all of us."

We extend our deepest condolences to Peter's family -- his wife, Michelle, his mother, Marilyn, and his four brothers, Michael, Eric, Steve, and Doug.

About the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc.

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. was established in 1975 by a group of California physicians to manage the escalating cost of medical professional liability coverage. Two years later, CAP formed the Mutual Protection Trust, which today provides protection to nearly 12,000 of California's finest physicians, and which has earned an A+ (Superior) rating from A.M. Best since 2006. CAP also offers medical professional liability protection to physicians practicing in large groups through the Cooperative of American Physicians Insurance Company, Inc., a risk retention group. CAPIC-RRG is rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best. Based in Los Angeles, CAP also has offices in San Diego, Orange County, Sacramento, and Palo Alto. For more information, visit www.CAPphysicians.com

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