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NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst Welcomes Chief of Maternal and Fetal Medicine to Focus on Caring for Women with High-Risk Pregnancies

Feb 02, 2018

Queens, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst announced today the appointment of Georges Sylvestre, MD as the hospital’s new Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine. Dr. Sylvestre will work alongside a team of obstetricians, neonatologists, nurses, and midwives to provide comprehensive prenatal care specifically adapted to pregnancies complicated by underlying medical conditions.

Dr. Sylvestre will see patients at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst’s Women’s Pavilion, an outpatient clinic dedicated to providing services geared toward the care of pregnant women and the care and treatment of women before and after childbirth. Services include high resolution ultrasound examinations and procedures, such as amniocentesis and genetic screenings, vaccinations, nutritional counseling, and breastfeeding and social services support.

“NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst is very pleased to welcome Dr. Sylvestre, who has had many outstanding academic and clinical achievements, to our team,” said Israel Rocha, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and Vice President of OneCity Health. “We look forward to his contributions to the hospital’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Division to meet the needs of our community’s growing families.”

“In Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and particularly in the communities served by NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, we care for many patients with complications related to the baby or the mother, or in some cases, both,” said Dr. Sylvestre, Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. “I am very excited to be at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and to helping families achieve their dream of having healthy children, starting with healthy pregnancies tailored to the individual needs of our patients.”

According to Dr. Sylvestre, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst’s highly trained team offers the option of comprehensive fetal evaluation using new technology, such as high-resolution ultrasound and other new prenatal diagnosis and screening options. This allows diagnosis of more and more fetal conditions at an early stage of the pregnancy.

Located at 78-20 41st Avenue, adjacent to the hospital’s main building, the Women’s Pavilion offers a variety of women’s health services, including walk-in pregnancy testing, prenatal care, HIV counseling and testing, genetic counseling, high-risk pregnancy services, antepartum fetal testing and postpartum services. Families can also sign-up for classes in childbirth, breastfeeding, nutrition, and diabetes education.

Dr. Sylvestre received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he also completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He completed a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.

To schedule an appointment or learn more about Prenatal and Obstetrical Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, please call 718-334-3150.