Obstetrics & Gynecology / Women’s Health

(718) 486-4155 or (718) 963-7331

The Department of OB/GYN at Wyckoff provides state of the art obstetrical and gynecological care to meet the various needs of the community. Our Labor and Delivery birthing center, ante-partum and post-partum floor has state-of-the-art equipment and central monitoring. Anesthesiologists are available 24/7 for pain relief in labor. In addition we have, highly dedicated nurses, midwives, physician assistants, resident physicians, and a board certified obstetrician available in-house 24/7. Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is staffed by multiple experienced Board Certified Neonatologists for premature newborns.

Our diverse group of physicians are qualified to give comprehensive preventive and acute care on an individual basis. Experienced physicians are able to provide advanced laparoscopic, minimally invasive surgery as well as offer subspecialties of urogynecology, oncology, infertility and maternal-fetal Medicine. Wyckoff’s “Women's Health Center" is located across the street from the main Hospital. To make an appointment, call 718-486-4155. The center provides an integrated approach to women's health care and offers all obstetrical and gynecologic services at one location including:

Do you have any questions or complaints? Feel free to contact Dr. Ruggiero at (718) 963-7331 or e-mail him at rruggiero@wyckoffhospital.org.

Obstetrics Services:

  • Routine prenatal care
  • High Risk prenatal care
  • Obstetrical education and counseling
  • Social Service
  • Nutritional and Exercise closely  


  • Ultrasound /Doppler studies
  • Fetal Monitoring, NST, Biophysical Profile
  • Genetic Consulting
  • Amniocentesis


There is a midwife available for your labor and delivery, prenatal care, as well as your post-partum course. The midwives closely collaborate with OB/GYN Physicians. 

Gynecological Services:

  • Family Planning and Contraception
  • Menopause and Hormonal Replacement
  • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
  • Pelvic Pain Disorders
  • Abnormal Bleeding Problems
  • Vaginitis
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Domestic Violence Counseling
  • Colposcopy for Abnormal PAPs
  • Nutrition and Exercise counseling
  • Mammography


Treatment of all gynecologic malignancies including vulvar, vaginal, cervical, uterine and ovarian malignancies.

  • Breast Cancer diagnosis and follow-up
  • Chemotherapy with Medical Oncology
  • Radiation therapy with Radiation Oncology

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Treatment of primary and secondary infertility. Assisted reproductive techniques including:

  • Treatment of endometriosis and fibroids
  • In vitro fertilization
  • Minimally invasive surgery for pelvic disorders 

Urogynecology/Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

  • Medical and Surgical treatment of Urinary Incontinence
  • Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Vaginal Plastic Surgery
  • Abdominal plastic surgery  

Residency Program in Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • AOA Accreditation
  • Length of Program is 4 years
  • Total Number of Residents is 8

Women’s Health Center

Appointments: (718) 963-7676

Monday: 8 am – 7pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:  8am – 5 pm
Saturday:  8 am – 2 pm


PCAP provides comprehensive prenatal care services to low income women, by paying for health care related to pregnancy, childbirth, and the post partum period. We strive to promote successful pregnancies and the subsequent health of both infants and mothers.

Programs and Services include free pregnancy tests, comprehensive prenatal care, including high-risk care, delivery and post partum services, and WIC.


To qualify for PCAP you must meet income guidelines set by the federal government. The PCAP program is open to US citizens and most non-citizens. A woman who is employed may qualify for PCAP if she is uninsured or under-insured and her income meets the criteria.

Before you can receive coverage, you will have to provide certain documents and evidence of eligibility. The PCAP counselor will inform you of these requirements and how to satisfy them.

How to Apply:

Contact the PCAP office:
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
374 Stockholm Street
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Tel: (718) 963-7354

Wyckoff offers discounted fees for patients who qualify. Please see our financial assistance policy for more information: 

Financial Assistance


What is WIC?

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a short-term intervention program designed to influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors in a targeted, high-risk population.

WIC Provides

  • Quality nutrition education and services.
  • Breastfeeding promotion and education.
  • A monthly food prescription (package).
  • Access to maternal, prenatal and pediatric health-care services.

What WIC Requires?

  • Income level has to be less than or equal to 185% of the poverty level.
  • At least one nutrition risk has to be documented.
How to Apply:

Contact us at one of our WIC locations near you

Wyckoff - Main Site
316 Himrode Street, Suite 1
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Tel: (718) 963-6471
Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Ralph L. Ruggiero, MD, FACOG, FACS
    Chairman, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Daniel Faustin, MD, FACOG
    Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Emil Gurshumov, MD, FACOG
    Director of Uro-Gyneocology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ana Munoz-Matta, MD
    Medical Student Clerkship Director
  • Ralph L. Ruggiero, MD, FACOG, FACS
    Residency Program Director
  • Ghadhir Salame, MD
    Director of Gyn Oncology
  • Jorge Venegas, MD
    Director of Labor and Delivery

Women’s Health Center

  • Omrou Alchyib, MD
  • Theodora Carter, CNM
  • Paola Giraldo, CNM
  • Juana Cuevas, MD
  • Daniel Faustin, MD – Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Emil Gurshumov, MD – Uro-Gynecology, and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Windi Muraszka, CNM
  • Emilia Pollack, PA
  • Ralph Ruggiero, MD
  • Jorge Venegas, MD
  • Shirley Webbe, DO
  • Dia Shepardson, CM
  • Lesley Cohen, Director of midwives

Wyckoff Doctors at Myrtle, Women’s Health

  • Ana Munoz-Matta, MD
  • Ralph Ruggiero, MD
  • Dia Shepardson, CM
  • Lesley Cohen, Director of Midwives
  • Paola Giraldo, CNM
  • Stephanie Gordienko, MD

Wyckoff Doctors at Metropolitan Avenue, Women’s Health

  • Jorge Venegas, MD
  • Windi Muraszka, CNM