Caribbean-born doc at Maimonides leads the way

Dr. Millicent Comrie, director of the Brooklyn Heights Women’s Center at Maimonides Medical Center.
Maimonides Medical Center

Director of the Brooklyn Heights Women’s Center at Maimonides, Dr. Millicent Comrie has been named among the “Top 10 Caribbean-Born Female Doctors in the U.S.” by News Americas.

President and CEO of Maimonides Medical Center Ken Gibbs, in making the announcement said, “Dr. Comrie is a premier obstetrician and gynecologist. This outstanding designation speaks to the excellent quality of care we provide at Maimonides.”

Dr. Comrie has been caring for patients for more than 40 years and has dedicated her practice to the education, diagnosis, and treatment of complex health conditions facing women today.

A pioneer in the advanced care and surgical treatment of fibroids, Dr. Comrie has been instrumental in developing techniques that allow women to retain their uterus and not have to undergo a hysterectomy, thus preserving fertility. She has integrated gynecological and radiological approaches in the treatment of fibroids, which strikes a disproportionate number of women of color.

Dr. Comrie also participates in the Blood Management Program at Maimonides. Using special techniques and advanced technologies, Dr. Comrie performs complex surgical procedures that not only allow for potential preservation of fertility, but also enable her to avoid the use of blood transfusions for patients who wish to do so.

“I am honored to receive this designation,” noted Dr. Comrie. “It has been unbelievably gratifying to provide comprehensive women’s health services to the residents of Brooklyn and beyond.”

Dr. Comrie was also recently honored for being a leader in medicine by the Society of Foreign Consuls, an international organization representing the world’s largest consular corps in New York.

“My desire to improve women’s health is the driving force behind my work,” explained Dr. Comrie. “Education is a strong weapon in the hands of patients, surgeons and other healthcare professionals.”

At Maimonides, OB / GYN specialists collaborate with other specialty areas and services to offer women and expectant mothers the highest level of multidisciplinary care. Maimonides offers a full range of OB / GYN services for women, from adolescence through post-menopausal years. Obstetrical and gynecological services offered include: wellness exams; genetic counseling; perinatal counseling; minimally invasive and robotic surgery; and reproductive endocrinology and fertility services.

Experts at Maimonides utilize the latest information technologies to diagnose and treat patients, and are proud to deliver more than 8,000 babies every year.

The Brooklyn Heights Women’s Center at Maimonides is located at 26 Court St., Brooklyn, New York 11242. To make an appointment or to learn more, please call 718-852-9180.

Maimonides Medical Center is nationally recognized for clinical excellence across all major specialties.

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