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Ashanda Saint-Jean, M.D '98, FACOG

SquareAssociate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ashanda Saint-Jean, M.D ’98, FACOG, is a board-certified OB/GYN Physician with over 20 years of experience working in New York City, focused on the delivery of quality care to underrepresented minority women. Her life’s work has been devoted to the excellence in health care delivery via patient centered comprehensive care, which is inclusive of mental health wellness and combating social determinants of health. Dr. Saint-Jean is committed to women’s health issues, most importantly focusing on racial disparities, health equity and inclusion, maternal health safety, policy, and access. She is a subject matter expert on maternal mortality, racial and cultural concordant care and health care disparities.

Dr. Ashanda Saint-Jean is the Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Health Alliance Hospitals of the Hudson Valley, part of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network and an Associate Professor in the Department of OB/GYN at New York Medical College. She is a consultant for the New York City Department of Health, a member of the Ulster County Board of Health, the Diversity, the Hudson Valley section Chair for ACOG District II, the ACOG District II Diversity, Equity and Inclusion delegate for ACOG national delegation, an appointed member of both the New York State and New York City Maternal Mortality Review Boards and a physician consultant and member of the New York State Coalition for Doula Access.

Clinical Specialty 

  • Wellness-women care
  • Comprehensive obstetric care
  • Pre-conceptual counseling
  • Family planning
  • Cancer prevention and screening
  • Colposcopy
  • Pediatric gynecology
  • Fibroids
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Infertility counseling and screening
  • Menopausal care


  • B.S., Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY Medical School
  • M.D. '98, New York Medical College
  • Residency, OB/GYN, Danbury Hospital/Yale New-Haven
  • Chief Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Danbury Hospital, Yale School of Medicine
  • Internship, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Danbury Hospital


  • Madden N, Emeruwa UN, Friedman AM, et. al. "Telehealth Uptake into Prenatal Care and Provider Attitudes during the COVID-19 Pandemic in New York City: A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis." American journal of perinatology, 37(10), (2020) 1005-1014. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1712939

View all of Saint-Jean's publications on PubMed


  • 10/2023: ACOG – Practicing Equity When Treating the Menopausal Patient
  • 10/2023: WMCHealth – Post-menopausal Gyn Care
  • 10/2023: NYC DOH – Maternal Health Quality Improvement Network – Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • 9/2023: The Grio – Postpartum Depression
  • 9/2023: 2023 Annual Concordia Summit – “The Mother Load: Chronic Diseases and Mental Health for Women and Mothers in Latin America”
  • 9/2023: Cultural Competence and the Future of the Healthcare Workforce presented by NHMA
  • 8/2023: National Medical Association Annual Convention & Scientific Assembly
    • #1 Menopause: Disparities in Disease
    • #2 Infectious Disease Update: COVID-19 Vaccination
  • 6/2023: NHMA – Covid-19 Briefing Webinar: Exploring Vaccination during Pregnancy for Minority Women
  • 6/2023: 2023 New York State Perinatal Association Conference – The Effects of Opioids on Neonates in New York State
  • 6/2023: Let’s Talk Health Care and Adults: Menopausal Symptoms
  • 6/2023: Maternity Awareness: Racial Disparities, Postpartum Depression and Mental Wellness
  • 5/2023: 2023 Society of General Internal Medicine – Reproductive Justice: Partnerships at Work to protect Our Patients, Colleagues and Communities
  • 5/2023: The Bronx Health Link, Inc – Birthing Justice
  • 5/2023: Black Health – Maternal Mental Health Webinar
  • 4/2023: ACOG Podcast – Labor of Love: Impact of Covid on our Patients and Providers
  • 3/2023: Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership – Keynote speaker for the 2023 Legislative Breakfast on Women’s Health Equity
  • 2/2023: Becker’s Healthcare Podcast – Health Care Access and Health Equity
  • 1/2023: 2023 NMA Scientific Comprehensive Symposium – Black Community Covid-19 Vaccine Uptake
  • 5/2022: CNN – Racial Disparities in Maternal Health
  • 6/2022: Society of General Internal Medicine – Reproductive Justice Webinar
  • 9/2022: 2022 ACOG District Annual Meeting – “It’s Getting Hot in Here… Let’s Talk Menopause in Black and Indigenous People and People of Color”

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
  • National Medical Association (NMA)
  • National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Site Director for NYMC OB/GYN Clerkship in Kingston, New York


  • Spanish