Obstetrics & Gynecology

The Mission of the Department of OB-GYN is to provide high quality medical care to both our Obstetric and Gynecological patients in a safe environment. The mission is guided by the values of caring, compassion and commitment to our diverse patient population.

The Department of OB-GYN provides all levels of inpatient and outpatient care and promotes women’s health through disease prevention, education and treatment. Services will be rendered to all of our patients regardless of severity of injury and illness, method of payment, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or religion.

The department is staffed by full time OB-GYN faculty, physicians, midwives, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. The department also has an ACGME accredited residency program with 17 residents. Sub specialties include; gynecology, reproductive endocrinology, infertility, gynecological oncology, maternal fetal medicine, urogynecology and minimally invasive surgery.

A new Women’s Primary Care Center provides easy access to routine OB-GYN services, outpatient procedures and family planning. To schedule an appointment please call 516/486-NUMC (6862)


John C. Riggs, MD
Chairman, Department of OB-GYN


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Clinical Faculty

Dr. Riggs2.jpgJohn C. Riggs, M.D.

Dr Riggs joined the Nassau University Medical Center in August 2015 as chairman of the OB/GYN Department. Dr. John Riggs is originally from Haddonfield in southern New Jersey. He attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. for undergraduate and medical school education. He completed his residency in OB-GYN at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. From 1989-1999, he worked with his father, Joseph, in private practice in Haddon Heights, New Jersey where they specialized in Urogynecology, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, and Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery.

After his father/partner retired, Dr. Riggs moved to NYC and joined the staff of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn. Over the next 15 years, he held multiple positions at Wyckoff: Director-Gynecology and Urogynecology, Director-Women’s Health Center, Chairman OB-GYN, President-Medical Staff, and President-Medical Board. He subsequently practiced for 3 years at Brooklyn Hospital in General OB-GYN.

Dr. Riggs is currently Clinical Chair-OB GYN at the American University-Antigua (AUA). He is also an active member of the AMA, ACOG, United Healthcare Credentials Committee, Georgetown University-Medical Alumni Board and Board of Governors. His interests include all sports, weightlifting, and traveling.

Dr-Elsie-Santana-FoxElsie Santana-Fox, M.D.
Assistant Chairman Director of Obstetrics

Dr. Santana-Fox  graduated from State University of New York/Downstate Medical School and entered residency at SUNY-Downstate/Kings County Medical Center where she completed 4 years of Residency. She remained there as an Attending for 10 years where she also served as Assistant Residency Program Director, Director of OB-GYN Ambulatory Services and Director of OB-GYN Adolescent Program. In 1990 she was recruited to work at NUMC where she was Residency Program Director for 9 years. During this time she was also on the ACOG Task Force to reduce Cesarean Section rates in New York State which required site visits to various hospitals and working with their staff.

She is currently Vice Chairman of the Department of OB-GYN and Director of the Obstetrics division at NUMC. Although a generalist, she has a keen interest in Obstetrics. Dr. Santana-Fox is bilingual in both English and Spanish which is her native language.

Dr-Marilyn-RobertsonMarilyn A. Robertson, MD
Director of Gynecology

Dr Robertston is an obstetrician and gynecologist at Nassau University Medical Center. Her career has spanned 27 years serving Nassau County. She attended Hofstra University as an undergraduate and then advanced to medical school at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She completed her OB-GYN residency 1989-1993 at Nassau University Medical Center. She has been board certified since 1995.

Dr. Robertson has served in various positions and capacities during her career. She ran her own private practice for 15 years. She served as chairperson of the Department of OB-GYN at Franklin Hospital Medical Center for 4 years. She served as a board member at Nassau University Medical Center from 1997-2007; 2 of those years as chairperson. Since joining the staff at NUMC, she has held the positions of Director of Faculty Practice, Director of Ambulatory Gynecology and Director of Gynecology. She has been a Nassau County resident for over 30 years where she raised her 4 sons.

Maggie-TetrokalashviliMaggie Tetrokalashvili, MD
Residency Program Director
Director Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Dr. Maggie Tetrokalashvili is the Residency Program Director and Director of Infertility at NUMC. She performs minimally invasive operative laparoscopic techniques in managing the most complex infertility and gynecological problems. Dr. Tetrokalashvili earned her medical degree from I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy, Russia, and after that did her research fellowship at New York University Medical School. She completed the residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Case Western Reserve University. She is also a graduate of APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders Program.

She is an Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and at New York Institute of Technology as well as Clinical Professor at American University of Caribbean, where she was previously elected as President of Faculty Senate

Dr-Lennox-BrysonLennox Bryson, MD
Director of Ambulatory Services

Dr. Bryson is a board certified physician who has 20 years of experience in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Bryson obtained his undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University and attended medical school at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. He completed his residency at NUMC where he has remained as an attending physician since 2000. Dr. Bryson enjoys seeing a multitude and diverse group of patients with obstetrical and gynecological needs in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Dr. Bryson is currently the Director of Ambulatory Services for the Women’s Health Center at NUMC.

Dr-Scott-StanislawskiScott Stanislawski, MD
Director of Quality Assurance
Medical Student Preceptor

Dr. Stanislawski attended Black Hills State University in South Dakota and received a BS in Business Administration. He completed his medical training at Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. Dr. Stanislawski completed his residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at NUMC where he was a chief resident and became an attending at NUMC after graduating in 2010.Dr. Stanislawski is currently the medical student preceptor for the Department of OB-GYN at Nassau University Medical Center and is Director of Quality Assurance.

Dr-Paul-LiuPaul Liu, MD
Director of Oncology
Director of Residency Research

Dr. Liu received his BA from Cornell University and his JD from Rutger’s University School of Law and was a practicing attorney before pursuing his career as a cancer surgeon. After obtaining his MD from The Chicago Medical School, Dr. Liu did his residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in NYC and his fellowship in gynecological oncology at University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Liu is currently the Director of Gynecological Oncology with special interest in ovarian and uterine cancer. He is also Director of Residency Research at NUMC.

He is fluent in Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish.

Dr-Peter-HongPeter Hong, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine

Dr. Hong is a Board Certified obstetrician/gynecologist, specializing in Maternal-Fetal Medicine.  He is the Chief of Obstetric Ultrasound and Antepartum Testing Unit and Asst. Professor in the Dept. of OB/GYN at NUMC.   He performs comprehensive prenatal testing for maternal and fetal genetic screening.  He treats all conditions complicating pregnancy and delivery.Dr. Hong received his undergraduate degree from New York University and his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine.  He completed a residency in OB/GYN at Downstate Medical Center/Kings County Hospital followed by a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal-Medicine at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY. Dr. Hong has been in practice for more than 34 years at various Medical Centers, including Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Queens Hospital and Downstate Medical Center.  He is currently on staff and in practice at NUMC for more than 18 years.

Dr-Christopher-PlummerChristopher Plummer, DO
Maternal Fetal Medicine 

Dr. Plummer received his undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University and graduated with a BS in Biochemistry. He attended medical school at NY College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in OB-GYN at NUMC where he was chief resident. He also completed a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Pinnacle Health in Harrisburg, PA and is board certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine. Dr. Plummer’s areas of special interest are; obstetrical ultrasound, preterm birth and preeclampsia.

Dr-Martin-GranoffMartin Granoff, MD
Director of CME/Grand Rounds

Dr. Granoff is a Board Certified physician who has been active in Obstetrics & Gynecology for the past 20 years. He received his undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University and his Medical Degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. Granoff completed his internship and residency at NUMC. He provides comprehensive well-woman care and preventive medicine, diagnoses and treats gynecological problems, and complete obstetric care. Dr. Granoff is Director of CME and Grand Rounds at NUMC and also has a private office in East Northport, NY

Joan-NastasiJoan Nastasi
Linda Sung, MD Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
John Wagner, MD Minimally Invasive Surgery
Ted Goldman, MD Minimally Invasive Surgery
FQHC Centers
Snezhana Mullokandov, MD General OB-GYN
Yasmeen Nazli, MD General OB-GYN
Erum Hashmi, MD General OB-GYN
Tania Revolus, MD General OB-GYN
Anne-SalvoAnne Salvo
OB-GYN AdministratorTel : (516) 296-3395

Resident Education – Obstetrics & Gynecology

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