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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Faculty & Staff

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Joseph Osho

Vice Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical Professor
Medical School: SUNY Downstate
Residency: Brookdale Hospital

Ehab Abdelmalek

Director of Labor and Delivery
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: Ain Shams University
Residency: SUNY Downstate

Ishola Adeyemo

Associate Director of Quality and Performance Improvement
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: University of Jos Medical School
Residency: Methodist Hospital

Nonyelu Anyichie

Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson
Residency: Lincoln Medical Center

Cristina Artiles

Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: SUNY Downstate
Residency: Lutheran Medical Center

Jose Castro

Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: MHAM-SWU College of Medicine
Residency: Brookdale Hospital

Mudar Dalloul

Vice Chair of Education
Vice Chair of Obstetrics
Residency Program Director
Clinical Professor
Medical School: Damascus University
Residency: Staten Island University Hospital

Lauren Grotell

Associate Director of Labor and Delivery
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: SUNY Downstate
Residency: Nassau University Medical Center

Oyenike Kilanko

Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: New York University
Residency: Lincoln Medical Center

Winston Neckles

Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: SUNY Downstate
Residency: Brookdale Hospital

Rami Noumi

Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: Damascus University
Residency: SUNY Downstate

Angeliki Papavlassopulos

Director of Ambulatory Services
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: Temple University
Residency: SUNY Downstate

Christina Pardo

Vice Chair of Quality Improvement and Innovation
Director of Heath Equity
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: Rutgers University
Residency: SUNY Downstate

Joanne Sheu

Associate Director of Women's Health Clerkship 
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical School
Residency: SUNY Downstate

Kayana Ward

Director of Women's Health Clerkship 
Residency Program Associate Director 
Clincial Assistant Professor
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Residency: SUNY Downstate

Gynecologic Oncology

Ovadia Abulafia

Professor
Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine
Residency: SUNY Downstate
Fellowship: University of Rochester

Yi-Chun Lee

Clinical and Fellowship Director, Division of Gynecology Oncology
Professor
Medical School: Temple University
Residency: Temple University
Fellowship: SUNY Downstate

Antenatal Care

Howard Minkoff

Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Distinguished Professor

David Sherer

Vice Chair of Academics and Research
Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Professor
Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine
Residency: Hdassah Hebrew University Medical
Fellowship: University of Rochester

Vicky Hsieh

Clinical Instructor and Genetic Counselor
MS in Human Genetics from Sarah Lawrence College

Midwifery

Gladys N. Christophe

Director of Midwifery
Midwifery School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Faith Cornwall

Teaching Midwife 1
Midwifery School: Bromley Health Authority (Kent, England); SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Reproductive Endocrinology

Zaher Merhi

Clinical and Fellowship Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Professor
Medical School: American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine in Lebanon
Residency: Maimonides Medical Center
Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Ozgul Muneyyirici

Director of Reproductive Endocrinology
Associate Professor
Medical School: Cerizhpasa Medical School
Residency: SUNY Downstate
Fellowship: SUNY Downstate

Urogynecology

Patricia Gil

Director of Urogynecology
Medical School: University at Buffalo School of Medicine
Residency:  Stony Brook University Hospital
Fellowship: Boston Urogynecology Associates/Mount Auburn Hospital/Harvard Medical School