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Metropolitan Hospital Team, NYC

Metropolitan Hospital Midwifery Practice

Your care at Metropolitan Hospital will be guided by the midwife on duty with collaboration from her attending physician should complications arise.

Village Maternity Metropolitan Hospital team

Sharon Mcdowell, (Director of Metropolitan midwives), Eugenia Montesinos, Cara Dal Nogare, Crystal Peterson, Neysa Williams, Nailah Dodd, Tania Fils-Aime, Amy Hanowitz-Britt, and Cynthia Rodriguez.

Village Maternity proudly collaborates with Metropolitan Hospital, a hidden gem for NYC families.  Metropolitan has one of the lowest cesarean section rates in NYC* (2014 NYC Department of Health data). Metropolitan has the least overcrowding of all NYC sites*. Metropolitan has a long history of support for true midwifery care.

To Schedule a Private Hospital Tour:
Contact Georgia Rose:

Can I have a labor doula at my birth?
Absolutely, Village Maternity encourages support for women in all aspects of their care.

I’m worried about an unnecessary c-section if I do a hospital birth-can you address this?
Village Maternity chose a collaborative team based on their history of excellent clinical care with low c-section rates. Village Maternity is actively working to change the way birth happens in hospitals.

Why should I choose to birth at Metropolitan when I could choose a “higher end” private hospital?
One secret of the New York City public hospitals is that, by having a longstanding tradition of using midwives collaboratively with doctors, they have often had better statistics than privately owned hospitals in NYC. Village Maternity strongly encourages you to come take a tour, meet the practice and decide for yourself, not on incorrect mythologies about any given hospital. Contact Georgia Rose at grose@vmaternity.com for a tour. We know that once women meet the practice and see their options they will understand what a great choice Village Maternity is.

What if I am high risk or become high risk, can I become or remain a patient?
Because Village Maternity has a collaborating Ob/Gyn on staff, many clinical situations can be managed within the practice. We also have available outside Maternal Fetal Specialist consultation.

What if I am interested in VBAC?
Village Maternity is happy to discuss vaginal birth after Cesarean-section (also called VBAC) with you. We approach this on a case by case basis. Our success rate is very high.


Metropolitan Hospital, NYC, Village Maternity


1901 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10029

  1. Midwife care and delivery

  2. Experienced Board Certified Obstetrician collaboration

  3. Accredited “Baby-Friendly” Hospital, A Center of Breast-Feeding Support

  4. No separation of mom & baby, newborn exams at bedside

  5. State of the art wireless fetal monitoring for mobility in labor

  6. Showers in every labor room

  7. Nitrous oxide available for pain management

  8. Epidural anesthesia upon request

  9. Doula support welcome and encouraged

  10. Universal private rooms for postpartum patients

  11. 24/7 visiting hours for family

  12. Level III Neonatal Intensive Care if needed

  13. Bili lights at mom’s bedside if needed‎ for newborn jaundice


Metropolitan Hospital Ob/Gyn Physicians

From left to right:
Dr. Andre Broumas, MD, FACOG,
Attending Physician
Dr. Gladys Lee-Hwang, MD, FACOG,
Attending Physician
Dr. Sari Kaminsky, MD, FACOG,
Chief of OBGYN/Program Director
Dr. Jonathan Mays, MD, FACOG,
Director of Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine
Dr. Michele Paolucci, MD, FACOG,
Attending Physician
Dr. Elmer Agustin, MD, MPH, FACOG,
Attending Physician