Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG

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Dr. Gaither is a double board-certified physician in Ob/Gyn and Maternal-Fetal Medicine and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health. A perinatal consultant and women’s health expert, Gaither’s expertise is grounded in both research and her professional experience in caring for women with multiple medical/surgical/fetal conditions in pregnancy.

In her current role, Dr. Gaither serves as the Director of Perinatal Services/Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine for NYC Health+ Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx. As a medical professional who has worked in the field of women’s health for almost 20 years, Dr. Gaither’s objective to offer exemplary prenatal care to all women regardless of their circumstance has only gotten stronger.

She regularly lends her commentary and expertise on issues pertaining to women’s’ health, pregnancy, and environmental/ population health policy, to leading national consumer health and lifestyle outlets across print, radio, TV, film and on-line, including Medscape, Prevention Magazine, Parents Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, Doctor Radio, NBC TV, NY 1, and Fit Pregnancy.

With her foray into social media, Dr. Gaithers’ combined perspective as a maternal child specialist and public health proponent has allowed her to reach millions via her Twitter feed– @KeciaGaitherMD and her website:

Dr. Gaither has co-authored “The Confident Woman,” a must-read book for women who desire increased confidence, self-esteem, and empowerment.

She has is a sought-after contributor to The Huffington Post, Thrive Global, and US News and World Report, and has been published by a number of scientific journals. Additionally, she has served in the capacity of a reviewer for WebMD.

Dr. Gaither was an appointee of NYC Mayor Bloomberg to the HIV Planning Council of NY. She is on the medical advisory board of NATERA, PWN Health, and serves as a medical expert for The Baby Box Company. She was recently named as a liaison to the Association of Black Cardiologists, addressing cardiac disease in pregnancy.

When not caring for her patients or conducting research, Dr. Gaither enjoys time spent with her family and traveling.


Professional Highlights

  • Director, Perinatal Services/Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, NYC Health+ Hospitals/Lincoln, Bronx, New York
  • Perinatal Consultant, Pritchett Warner Creations, LLC
  • Director of Perinatal Outreach, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Vice-Chairman, Dept of Ob/Gyn, Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center


Professional Memberships

  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine –Senior Member
  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • National Association of Health Services Executives
  • New York Obstetrical Society
  • New York Perinatal Society
  • New York State Perinatal Association


Awards and Accomplishments

  • Awarded America’s Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist by the Consumer Research Council (2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015)
  • Featured in Cambridge Who’s Who (2010)
  • CREOG National Faculty Award in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2005)
  • Second Prize Winner, New Jersey Maternal-Fetal Medicine Society Oral Presentation: “Does Maternal Diabetes Modulate Expression of the Human Placental Glut-1 Glucose Transporter?” (1997)
  • First Prize Winner, District IV Junior Fellow, Annual Fall Meeting, Charleston, SC. Poster Presentation: “Dopplers as a Routine Screening Test” (1995)
  • Received New York Regents Health Professions Award (1986 – 1988)
  • Received New York Regents Scholarship Award (1981 – 1985)



  • Dr. Gaither pursued her BA in Biology from Barnard College
  • She received her MD from the State University of New York, Upstate Medical University Health Science Center in Syracuse
  • She completed her Ob/Gyn residency at Riverside Regional Medical Center, a subsidiary of The Medical College of Virginia
  • Completed her Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship at The University of Medicine and Dentistry-Rutgers in Newark NJ
  • Dr. Gaither earned her MPH in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University
Last modified on: 26-01-2023