S. Zev Williams, MD, PhD

Board Certifications: 
Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Accepting New Patients
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Miscarriage, Fertility

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Zev Williams, MD, PhD – Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Zev Williams, MD, PhD, is the Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center and is a nationally-recognized clinician and researcher in the area of recurrent pregnancy loss and infertility. Dr. Williams completed his MD and PhD training in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine before continuing to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. After completing his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Weill-Cornell, Dr. Williams then did a post-doctoral fellowship on RNA biology in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Tuschl at Rockefeller University. Dr. Williams comes to CUMC from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and brings with him the Program for Early and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (PEARL) that he started. The PEARL program encompasses a clinical care site focused on integrating a multidisciplinary approach to preventing recurrent miscarriage as well as a basic/translational research program and focuses on public education surrounding pregnancy loss, including webinars, public lectures, online informational videos, and blog pieces. Dr. Williams has also achieved success in federally-funded research projects in several different areas of study, having received numerous NIH grants to support his work. Currently, as part of an NIH R01 grant, Dr. Williams is engaged with a research project intended to use placental RNA as a screening tool for diseases and complications of pregnancy, to enable early intervention, and to provide insights into disease pathogenesis. Dr. Williams has also taken a leading role as an educator, serving as a mentor and adviser to medical students, residents and fellows.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

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Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:
646-756-8282

Location(s)

ColumbiaDoctors Columbus Circle
1790 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Primary

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Internship: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
NY Top Doctor

Research

Grants

HYSTEROSCOPIC MORCELLATION FOR MISSED ABORTION USING TRUCLEAR, A PROSCEPTIVE, RANDOMIZED, CONTROL TRIAL (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

May 18 2018 - May 18 2023

PLACENTA-DERIVED EXTRACELLULAR CIRCULATING RNA AS A TOOL FOR MONITORING PLACENTAL FUNCTION (Federal Gov)

Sep 17 2015 - May 31 2020

DEFINITION OF SERUM RIBONUCLEOPROTEIN COMPOSITION AND ITS REGULATION AND FUNCTION (Federal Gov)

Apr 23 2017 - Jul 23 2017