568 Broadway
Suite 304 & 404
New York, NY 10012

PHONE: (212) 966-7600
FAX:  (855) 449-5578




All of our physicians are Board Certified or Board Eligible and are affiliated with New York University Langone Medical Center.


Where people come first

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Most skillful doctors

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Working Hours

8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Dr Lawrence Soto
Dr Patrick Burton
Dr Catherine Castillo
Dr Alexander Burns

Qualified Doctors

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Shelley Kolton, M.D.
Dr. Shelley Kolton is a founding partner of Downtown Women OB/GYN and has been in practice since 1980. At a time when repeat Caesarian sections were automatic and standard care, she studied the safety of VBAC (vaginal birth after Caesarian) in her residency program and was among the first to perform VBACs in private practice in New York City, encouraging women to participate actively in their own prenatal care and delivery. Read more...
Audrey Buxbaum, M.D.
Dr. Audrey Buxbaum first joined Downtown Women OB/GYN in 1994 to shepherd the resurgence of the obstetrics practice. After joyfully delivering many babies, she now limits her practice to office gynecology. She has interests in premenstrual syndrome, peri-menopause, abnormal uterine bleeding and the management of abnormal PAP smears and HPV infection. Read more...
Suzanne LaJoie, MD.
Dr. Suzanne LaJoie joined Downtown Women OB/GYN in 1999.  She received her undergraduate degree at the State University at Albany before continuing on to medical school at the State University of New York at Downstate. Read more...
Dorothy Min, MD.” class=
Dr. Dorothy Min has practiced obstetrics and gynecology at Downtown Women OB/GYN since 2006.  She loves developing connections with her patients and values a trusting, respectful patient-doctor relationship.  She provides a full spectrum of OB/GYN care. Read more...
Antonette Whitehead, MD.
Dr. Antonette Whitehead joined the Downtown Women OB/GYN team in August 2011.  Moving her practice from the Midwest, she enjoys delivering gynecologic and obstetric care to the women of New York City. Read more...
Leslie Gruss, MD.” class=
Dr. Leslie Gruss is a founding partner of Downtown Women OB/GYN and has been practicing gynecology here since 1990.  She specializes in the management of abnormal pap smears, testing for the human papilloma virus (HPV), and performs many of the practice’s colposcopies and Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedures (LEEP). Read more...
Dr. Leat Mechlovitz joined Downtown Women Ob/Gyn in July of 2017. She always had a passion to provide long-term medical care to women, both during pregnancy and throughout their lifetime.  She strongly believes in comprehensive, compassionate women’s health, and actively involving patients in their own care. Read more...
Dr. Patina Lui started practicing with Downtown Women OB/GYN in September 2019. With a lifelong connection to primary care, she has found her passion in OBGYN, where she enjoys building and maintaining strong relationships with her patients throughout their pregnancies and long after. Read more...
Dr. Itsuka Kurihara joined Downtown Women in June of 2024. She is trained in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including robotics, laparoscopic and vaginal surgeries. She has a strong interest in family planning and reproductive health and is especially excited to be working with younger women and their contraceptive needs. Read more...
A Nashville native, Dr. Masuma Bahora obtained her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Her professional path started in the Bay Area where Dr. Bahora spent time working with under-served homeless youth. Her passion led her to complete her Masters in Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia followed by her MD from the University of Tennessee. Read more...
Jessica Safier is a certified and New York State licensed Physician Assistant.  She has been working in women’s health for over twenty years.  Jessica graduated from Oberlin College in 1993 and from the Long Island University PA program in 2000.  In 2005, she happily joined Downtown Women OB/GYN and has loved being part of the Downtown Women family ever since.  Jessica provides routine gynecologic care and education, including birth control options, diagnosis and treatment of vaginal infections, STD testing and treatment, as well as managing the Intrauterine Insemination program. Read more...
Suzanna Markstein is a board certified women’s health and adult nurse practitioner who joined Downtown Women OB/GYN in August of 2022. She graduated from Columbia University in 2008 and previously practiced at Planned Parenthood. She sees patients for well-woman visits, diagnosis and treatment of vaginal infections, STI testing and treatment, contraceptive visits, and management of basic gynecological conditions. Read more...
Megan Einstein is a certified New York State Physician Assistant who joined Downtown Women OB/GYN in October of 2022.An Atlanta native, Megan obtained her undergraduate degree in Public Health from the University of Georgia and received her Masters of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies from South College in Atlanta. Megan believes in comprehensive and compassionate health care and enjoys building relationships with her patients. Read more...
Feiyan Su, WHNP-BC
Feiyan Su is a Board Certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner who joined Downtown Women OB/GYN in September 2016. She holds a BA and BSN from New York University and a Master's in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. Her prior experience includes 5 years as a Labor & Delivery RN. With a deep passion for providing compassionate and comprehensive care, she is dedicated to serving women of all ages. Read more...
Golzar Selbe Naghshineh is the Director of Reproductive and Perinatal Mental Health at Downtown Women OBGYN and a Training and Supervising Licensed Psychoanalyst. She began developing the program in response to her work as a birth and postpartum doula. Downtown Women’s unprecedented support of comprehensive health care allowed her to effectively incorporate the program into the practice in August 2014 with the assistance of Dr. Suzanne LaJoie and Emory Ship. Read more...