OB-GYN / Women’s Health

Departments / OB-GYN / Women’s Health

I am privileged to lead an accomplished faculty, staff, and resident team, all of whom are focused on our mission to improve the lives and health of the women in our community. The department is committed to providing the highest quality obstetrical care, women’s healthcare, cancer screening and treatment, and all other reproductive services. We pride ourselves in providing compassionate, respectful, family-centric care that serves a diverse population of women and encourages close collaboration across clinical disciplines.
Ralph L. Ruggiero, MD, FACOG, FACS


Wyckoff Heights Medical Center provides state-of-the-art obstetrical, gynecological, and women’s healthcare to meet the needs of the community.

Our birthing center has state-of-the-art equipment to provide the safest birth possible, and includes traditional labor and delivery rooms, birthing rooms, and three operating suites. The unit is staffed with board certified obstetricians, midwives, and highly dedicated nurses. Anesthesiologists are available 24/7 for pain relief. We have a midwifery option that focuses on natural labor and delivery, as well as an option for short stays. Wyckoff Heights Medical Center also has a Level III nursery with board certified neonatologists, and a neonatal ICU that can handle babies weighing less than one pound.

Baby Friendly USA

Wyckoff Heights holds a prestigious designation as a Baby Friendly USA hospital, which is conferred upon facilities that provide support and education for mothers about the benefits of breastfeeding.

A diverse group of physicians is 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 High Risk Pregnancy
  • Obstetrical Education and Counseling
  • Midwifery Services
  • Childbirth and Breastfeeding 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

Ralph L. Ruggiero, MD, FACOG, FACS
Chairman, OBS/GYN Department
718-963-7331 OR

Daniel Faustin, MD, FACOG
Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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

Ghadhir Salame, MD, FACOG
Director, Gynecological Oncology

Jorge Venegas, MD, FACOG
Director, Labor & Delivery

Lesley Cohen, CNM, MS
Director, Midwifery Program

The Women’s Health Center
110 Wyckoff Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Mon-Fri, 8 AM-5 PM
Sat, 8 AM-2:30 PM

Wyckoff Doctors Clinic at Myrtle
1419 Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Mon-Fri, 8 AM-4PM

Wyckoff Doctors at Metropolitan Avenue
7554 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, NY 11379

Tues & Thurs, 9 AM-1 PM; 2-5 PM
To make a hospital clinic appointment, please call:

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The Prenatal Care Assistance Program (PCAP) provides comprehensive prenatal services to low-income women by paying for healthcare related to pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.

For more information, please call: 718-963-7354

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, better known as WIC, provides nutritious food, nutrition assessments and health education, breastfeeding promotion, supplies and support, and referral services to pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and their children up to 5 years of age. Nutrition education, including individualized contacts and facilitated group discussions, is provided by qualified nutrition staff, and is personalized to meet the needs, interests and learning style of each participate. The foods in the WIC food packages are specifically selected to include key nutrients to supplement the dietary needs of participants to positively influence good health, growth, and development.

Access NYC – WIC Program
New York State – WIC Program

Lydia Mutdhastira
Director, WIC

For an appointment, please call: 718-963-6471