NYM Names New Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Aug 24, 2006

August 24, 2006

NYM Names New Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology



Vincent Pillari, M.D., was recently named chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Pillari joins the Hospital after serving as residency program director and chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center of New York, Staten Island Division.

Born and raised in Astoria, New York, Dr. Pillari credits friends of the family as the driving force behind his decision to enter into medicine. "I listened to them talk about what it was like to be a doctor and their passion rubbed off on me," he said. Dr. Pillari finds the opportunity to make a patient''s life more comfortable one of the best aspects of his profession. The other: "Being a part of one of the greatest joys in a woman''s life-giving birth," said Dr. Pillari, who has three children of his own.

Dr. Pillari graduated from the Loyola University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center. "As a student, I rotated through the various departments and felt that obstetrics and gynecology was a unique field because it encompassed many different areas of medicine," he said.

"I believe that my past experience and knowledge will help me to support and further strengthen the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYM," said Dr. Pillari. One of his goals is to work closely with the chief of urogynecology, Marisa Mastropietro, M.D., and other specialists at NYM, to offer new services such as pelvic reconstruction. "I have found the new minimally invasive procedures to be very successful as a treatment option for women suffering from pelvic disorders such as incontinence," he said.

Prior to gaining experience at various local hospitals including Maimonides Medical Center and Coney Island Hospital, Dr. Pillari was chief of obstetrics and gynecology and a Lieutenant Commander at the Patuxent River Naval Air Base in Maryland. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of numerous medical organizations including the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics and the Medical Society of the State of New York. He holds the position of professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at the New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York.

"Dr. Pillari is known to be an outstanding teacher and clinician," said Stanley Sherbell, M.D., executive vice president for medical affairs at NYM. "He has a wonderful reputation with both nursing and physician staff members and we are excited to have him join the Hospital."



Vincent Pillari, M.D., was recently named chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at New York Methodist Hospital.