Beth W. Rackow, MD, FACOG

Board Certifications: 
Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Fibroid Tumors, Reproductive Medicine, Semen Analysis, Transvaginal Ultrasound, Tubal Anastomosis, Tubal Ligation Reversals, Uterine Fibroid, Advanced Gynecologic Surgery, Pre-Conception Counseling, Hormone Testing, Postcoital Test, Hysterosalpingogram, Laparoscopy, Laparascopic/Hysteroscopic Surgery, Male Infertility, Hysteroscopic-Advanced Surgery, Menopause, Hysteroscopy, Microsurgical Tubal Surgery, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Minimally Invasive Gyn Surgery, Female Infertility, Miscarriage, Infertility Assessment, Myomectomy, Infertility Surgery, Ovulation Induction, Hormone Replacement Therapy, PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), Hirsutism, Pediatric Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Artificial Insemination, Assisted Reproduction, Cryopreservation, Egg Donation, Endometriosis, Fertility, Fibroid Surgery, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Laparoscopic Surgery, Pregnancy Losses, Reproductive Endocrine Abnormality, Reproductive Loss

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Dr. Rackow joined the department in 2011, after spending more than seven years at Yale University. She has developed a particular expertise in reproductive surgery including advanced laparoscopy and hysteroscopy, management of congenital anomalies of the female reproductive tract, and the diagnosis and management of polycystic ovarian syndrome in adolescents and adults. She directs the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Program at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian. This unique program is the first of its kind at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, and in Manhattan.

Dr. Rackow enjoys teaching fellows, residents and medical students, and has received numerous awards recognizing her teaching ability. Dr. Rackow is involved with several key national organizations, serving as Vice Chair of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Coding and Nomenclature, and as Newsletter Editor for the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Dr. Rackow has a special interest all aspects of infertility and the gynecologic care of children and adolescents.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital


  • French


  • Female

Insurance Accepted


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


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • 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


  • Traditional Medicare (NY)


  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care




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

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

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship: Yale-New Haven Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology