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Residency Program

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NewYork Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine provides comprehensive training to the next generation of leaders in the field. We provide extensive clinical educational opportunities for our residents at locations with a large, diverse patient base. Our dedicated facultyprovide a rigorous and rich learning experience. Our program includes subspecialty training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Tirsit Asfaw, MD

Director, Residency Program
Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Our main clinical site is the Weill Cornell Medicine campus of NewYork Presbyterian Hospital in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Our residents also have rotations at the NewYork Presbyterian campus in Queens, which has representation from general OB/GYN as well as all of the Ob/Gyn subspecialties. Both hospitals have faculty dedicated to the education of residents and medical students.

Weekly conferences include departmental grand rounds, Quality Assurance conference, as well as weekly small group teaching rounds in the different subspecialty areas. Residents present case studies at our weekly QA conference and lead discussions on the management of the presented cases, supporting their discussions with in depth evidence based medicine. Residents have protected educational time for didactic teaching every week away from all clinical duties. They also spend time honing their surgical skills in the Skills Acquisition & Innovation Laboratory, known as SAIL.

New York City is an amazing place for our residents to live and to learn. The hospital conveniently provides housing options close to the medical campus for residents. Our patients come from all corners of the world and from every socioeconomic background, and the clinical experiences we see at NYP are just as diverse as our patient population. New York City is a mecca of culture and entertainment and our residents take advantage of all that the city has to offer. One activity our residents love is their annual team building retreat, where they find engaging and interactive experiences around the city while enjoying each other’s company and growing as a team.

Upon completion of residency training, our graduates match at top subspecialty fellowship programs, and move on to become leaders in their respective fields.

We hope you find this information about our residency program helpful. Please continue to explore this site to learn more about the residency program and opportunities that are available within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Tirsit Asfaw, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Residency Program