Ob/Gyn Department welcomes Mary Rosser, MD, PhD to routine gynecology program

April 9, 2018
Mary Rosser, MD, PhD (right) on ACOG TV
Mary Rosser, MD, PhD (right) on ACOG TV

This week Columbia University Irving Medical Center welcomed Mary L. Rosser, MD, PhD, to the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Rosser joins Columbia from Montefiore  Medical Center in the Bronx, and will focus on expanding access to the department’s routine gynecology and well-woman services. She will see patients at ColumbiaDoctors Midtown at 51 W. 51st Street, and will also see patients on-site at companies in New York City.

"Expanding our routine gynecologic practice has long been a goal for our department," said Mary D'Alton, MD, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. "Our aim is to provide care for women across the spectrum of health care needs, from well-woman services to patients who present with serious complications. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Rosser and with her leadership, we look forward to continuing to expand our routine gynecologic practice in the future."

A longtime advocate of the important role Ob/Gyns can play in preventing heart disease in women, Dr. Rosser brings to the department a strong focus on primary care and heart health. She conducted basic science research on heart disease during graduate school and was the Chair of the “Women & Heart Disease Physician Education Initiative” for District II of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She continues to conduct clinical studies around patient awareness and understanding of heart disease and well-woman care. Dr. Rosser serves on the Medical Leadership Team of the Go Red for Women movement of the American Heart Association and she is ACOG’s liaison to the American College of Cardiology. 

"Data has shown that women see their Ob/Gyn as their sole provider of healthcare," Dr. Rosser said. "We have a unique and personal relationship with women, and therefore, we’re able to impact their overall health and wellbeing. We can explain to women at each visit that what they do in their teens, their 20s, and their 30s, will set the pace or the tone for how they live their 40s, 50s, and 60s. So it is up to us as women’s healthcare providers to make an impact on women’s heart disease as they go through life."

Dr. Rosser has been a practicing obstetrician gynecologist for 23 years, starting in private practice and then joining the faculty at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY.  While at Montefiore, she created, launched, and led the forty-person Division of General Obstetrics & Gynecology.  She received her undergraduate degree at Emory University and a PhD in Endocrinology at the Medical College of Georgia. She attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Emory University.