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PAULA BRADY, MD
Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility Specialist
Columbia University Fertility Center
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

PAULA BRADY, MD

Paula Brady, MD, earned her medical degree from the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and went on to complete her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Mass General Healthcare Center, where she was elected to lead residency educational activities in her chief year. She then completed her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Brady has published extensively on assisted reproduction and early pregnancy, and has presented her findings at national and international conferences. While still a fellow, she authored a textbook, Handbook of Consult and Inpatient Gynecology (Springer, 2016). Prior to medical training, she earned a BA in English from Yale University and a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from Boston University, and she has developed successful grant-funded programs in the arts and humanities for medical trainees.

Dr. Brady is deeply committed to personalized fertility assessment and treatment for her patients, and has special interest in ovarian reserve testing, diminished ovarian reserve, fertility preservation, ovulatory disorders, IVF, and repeated IVF failures.

 

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CATHERINE MONK, PhD
Professor of Medical Psychology
Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Psychiatry
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

CATHERINE MONK, PhD

Catherine Monk, PhD, holds a joint appointment as a Professor of Medical Psychology in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Psychiatry, and is Director of the newly established Women’s Mental Health Program in ObGyn—a service providing accessible mental healthcare as part of ObGyn medical visits, including support groups for women undergoing or considering the range of fertility treatments.

 

Dr. Monk completed her National Institutes of Health (NIH) postdoctoral fellowship in the psychobiological sciences at Columbia in 2000. She joined the faculty that same year, establishing the Perinatal Pathways Laboratory, which brings together the fields of perinatal psychiatry, developmental psychobiology, and neuroscience to focus on the earliest influences on children’s developmental trajectories—those that happen in utero and how to intervene early to prevent risk for mental health disorders in the future for children. She has published extensively on women’s mental health and is internationally recognized for her contributions to developmental origins of health and disease research, in particular—how maternal stress and depression may affect children’s neurodevelopmental trajectories. Dr. Monk’s work has been continuously funded by the NIH, and she has received support from the March of Dimes, the Robin Hood Foundation, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (NARSAD), and Johnson & Johnson.

 

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MARY L. ROSSER, MD, PhD,
Director, Integrated Women's Health
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Mary L. Rosser Mary L. Rosser, MD, PhD joined the faculty of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Columbia University in April 2018 to provide routine gynecology care and to further develop a comprehensive well-woman program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She has been a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist for 23 years, starting in private practice and then joining the faculty at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. While at Montefiore, she created, launched, and led the 40-person Division of General Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Rosser received her undergraduate degree at Emory University and a PhD in endocrinology at the Medical College of Georgia. She attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Emory University. Primary care and heart disease in women have always been areas of focus for Dr. Rosser. She conducted basic science research on heart disease during graduate school and was the Chair of the Women and Heart Disease Physician Education Initiative for District II of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). She continues to conduct clinical studies around patient awareness and understanding of heart disease and well-woman care. Dr. Rosser serves on the Medical Leadership Council of the Go Red for Women movement of the American Heart Association, and she is ACOG’s liaison to the American College of Cardiology.

 

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Zev Williams, MD, PhD
Director, Columbia University Fertility Center
Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Zev Williams

Zev Williams, MD, PhD, is the Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and the Wendy D. Havens Associate Professor of Women’s Health at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He is a nationally recognized clinician and researcher in the area of recurrent pregnancy loss and infertility. Dr. Williams completed his MD and PhD training in molecular biology and biochemistry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine before continuing to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Mass General Healthcare Center for his residency in obstetrics and gynecology. After completing his fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Williams did a postdoctoral fellowship on RNA biology in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Tuschl at Rockefeller University. Dr. Williams comes to NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and brings with him the Program for Early and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (PEARL) that he started there. The PEARL program encompasses a clinical care site focused on integrating a multidisciplinary approach to preventing recurrent miscarriage as well as a basic/translational research program. It focuses on public education surrounding pregnancy loss, including webinars, public lectures, online informational videos, and blog pieces. Dr. Williams has also achieved success in federally funded research projects in several different areas of study, having received numerous NIH grants to support his work. Currently, as part of an NIH R01 grant, Dr. Williams is engaged with a research project intended to use placental RNA as a screening tool for diseases and complications of pregnancy, to enable early intervention, and to provide insights into disease pathogenesis. Dr. Williams has also taken a leading role as an educator, serving as a mentor and adviser to medical students, residents, and fellows.

 

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