Obstetrics & Gynecology / Women’s Health

(718) 486-4155 or (718) 963-7331

The Wyckoff Heights Medical Center provides state of the art Obstetrical, Gynecological, and Women’s health care, to meet the needs of the community. Our Birthing Center has state-of-the-art equipment to provide the safest birth possible. Our Birthing Center has traditional labor and delivery rooms, birthing rooms, and if necessary 3 operating suites. Our unit is staffed with Board Certified Obstetricians, Midwives, and highly dedicated Nurses. Anesthesiologists are available 24/7 for pain relief. We do have a midwifery option, with natural labor and delivery. There is also an option for short stays. Wyckoff Heights Medical Center has a Level III nursery with Board Certified Neonatologists, and a Neonatal ICU that can handle babies that are less than one pound.


Our Hospital has the prestigious designation of being a “Baby Friendly” hospital. We support and educate mothers on breast feeding.


Our diverse group of physicians are qualified to give comprehensive preventative and acute care on an individual basis. Our faculty practice is composed of Board Certified Physicians, Midwives, and sub-specialists in the area of: Maternal Fetal Medicine (High Risk Pregnancies), Uro-Gynecology (Urinary Incontinence), Gynecological Oncology (Cancer Surgery), and Infertility.


Obstetrical Services

  • Routine Prenatal Care
  • Care of the High Risk Pregnancy
  • Obstetrical Education and Counseling
  • Midwifery Services
  • Childbirth and Breast Feeding Classes



  • Management of High Risk Pregnancies
  • Ultrasound / Doppler Studies
  • Fetal monitoring, NST, Biophysical profiles
  • Amniocentesis
  • Genetic Counseling


Women’s Health Services

  • Family Planning and Contraception
  • Routine Pap Smears
  • Menopause and Hormonal Replacement
  • Treatment of Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
  • Pelvic Pain Disorders
  • Abnormal Bleeding Disorders
  • Vaginitis
  • Preventative Health Maintenance
  • Domestic Violence Counseling
  • Colposcopies, and the Management of Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Nutrition and Exercise Counseling
  • Plastic Surgery of the Vagina
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery


Gynecological Oncology

  • Treatment of Vulvar, Vaginal, Cervical, Uterine, Tubal, and Ovarian Cancers by a Board Certified Gynecological Oncologist
  • Radiation for Gynecological Cancer
  • Chemotherapy for Gynecological Cancer


Reproductive Endocrinology, and Infertility

  • Treatment of Infertility
  • Management of Endocrine Disorders
  • Reversal of Ligated Fallopian Tubes
  • Treatment of Endometriosis, and Fibroids


Uro-Gynecology / Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

  • Medical and Surgical Treatment of Urinary Incontinence
  • Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction
  • Correction of prolapse of the uterus, cervix and bladder



  • Prenatal Care Assistance Program
  • Provides comprehensive prenatal services to low income women. By paying for health care related to pregnancy, childbirth, and the post-partum period.
  • (718) 963-7354



  • Women, Infants, and Children Program
  • Nutritional education and services
  • Breast Feeding promotion and education
  • A monthly food package
  • (718) 963-6471



Please feel free to call/e-mail me with any comments or concerns. Thank you.



Ralph L. Ruggiero, MD, FACOG, FACS




Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Ralph L. Ruggiero, MD, FACOG, FACS, Chairman, Department of OBS/GYN rruggiero@wyckoffhospital.org
Daniel Faustin, MD, FACOG, Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine dfaustin@wyckoffhospital.org

Emil Gurshumov, MD, FACOG, Director of Uro-Gynecology & Female Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery egurshumov@wyckoffhospital.org

Ghadhir Salame, MD, FACOG, Director of Gynecological Oncology gsalame@wyckoffhospital.org

Jorge Venegas, MD, FACOG, Director of Labor & Deliver jvenegas@wyckoffhospital.org

Lesley Cohen, CNM, MS, Director of the Midwifery Program lcohen@wyckoffhospital.org


ACGME Approved Residency Program
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Ana Munoz-Matta, MD, FACOG, Program Director amatta@wyckoffhospital.org
Omrou Alchyib, MD, FACOG, Associate Program Director, and Medical Student Clerkship Director oalchyib@wyckoffhospital.org
Giovanna Di Bona. MS, Residency Coordinator gdibona@wyckoffhospital.org
(718) 963-7331

The Women’s Health Center
110 Wyckoff Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Appointments: (718) 963-7676
Omrou Alchyib, MD, FACOG
• Lesley Cohen, CNM, MS
• Paola Giraldo, CNM
• Maria Leon, DO
• Ana Munoz-Matta, MD, FACOG
• Windi Muraszka, CNM
• Byron Myers, MD, FACOG
• Emilia Pollack, C-PA
• Ralph Ruggiero, MD, FACOG, FACS
• Wojciech Ryncarz, MD, FACOG
• Dia Shepardson, CM
• Shirley Webbe, DO, FACOOG

Wyckoff Doctors at Myrtle
1419 Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Appointments: (718) 963-7676
Paola Giraldo, CNM

• Ana Munoz-Matta, MD, FACOG
• Dia Shepardson, CM
• Jorge Venegas, MD, FACOG
• Shirley Webbe, DO, FACOOG

Wyckoff Doctors at Metropolitan Avenue
7554 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, NY 11379
Appointments: (718) 963-7676
Windi Muraszka, CNM
• Shirley Webbe, DO, FACOOG

Maternal-Fetal Unit (High-Risk Obstetrics, and Sonography)
110 Wyckoff Avenue, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Appointments (718) 963-7331
Daniel Faustin, MD, FACOG