Dr. Kecia Gaither

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Bio: Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, MS/MBA, FACOG, is a double board-certified physician in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine. Dr. Gaither is Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. Dr. Gaither is also Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine. She received her BA in biology from Barnard College and her MD from SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse. She completed her OB/GYN residency at Riverside Regional Medical Center, a subsidiary of The Medical College of Virginia and completed her maternal fetal medicine fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, N.J. Dr. Gaither earned her MPH in health policy and management at Columbia University and an MS/MBA from Cornell University SC Johnson Business School, Healthcare Policy and Research/ Healthcare Leadership. Dr. Gaither has particular expertise in caring for women with diabetes, HIV and obesity in pregnancy. www.keciagaither.com

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