Hajoon Chun, MD, FACOG

Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Chun has recently been appointed Chairman and Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. These are all positions that he also holds at our partner hospital (Flushing Hospital Medical Center). After graduating from Tufts Medical School and finishing his residency at New York Downtown Hospital, he completed his Maternal and Fetal Medicine fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Chun is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is well respected in the community and has an extremely busy practice, seeing over 10,000 patients annually and performing over 600 amniocenteses

Certification: Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty: Maternal Fetal Medicine

J. Krystal Ascencio, M.D.

Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Medical Director, Women’s Health Center

Dr. Ascencio serves as the Acting-Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Director of Ambulatory Women’s Health at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

She completed her undergraduate studies at SUNY Albany where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She went on to earn her medical degree at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed her residency training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr Ascencio earned a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) with a focus on medical management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Dr Ascencio joined the team at Jamaica Hospital in 2019 and is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist. She has a passion for community health and is an advocate for health literacy. This passion leads to an interest in minimally invasive surgery and a holistic approach to patient care. Her practice has spanned over 2 decades and in this time, she has engaged in group, private and hospital based practice settings.

Certification: Board Certified

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dmitry Fridman, MD, PhD, FACOG

Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program

I chose the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology because it is the field in which I feel I can make the most difference. My goal is to provide individualized, evidence-based care to allow women to make the best choices for themselves. I strive to help my patients through various phases of their lives. I help to select personalized family planning options, diagnose the cause of pain and bleeding, and alleviate those problems. My subspecialty training in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and gynecologic ultrasound helps me in helping my patients. I provide empathic support to improve the lives of my patients. That is what drives me every day.

Certification: Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Amy Lai, M.D., F.A.C.O.G

Associate Director, Gynecology

Dr. Amy Lai is an obstetrician-gynecologist practicing in the New York area since 2002. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 magna cum laude. She earned her medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed residency training at Albert Einstein College Of Medicine-Montefiore-Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. She started working in NYU-Downtown with the Health Services Corps for the underserved, and then proceeded to work in Queens at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Flushing Medical Center, and New York Hospital-Queens. Her interest in residency training led her to devote her practice to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. She has particular interests in family planning, laparoscopy, and vaginal surgery. She speaks Cantonese and Mandarin fluently and some Spanish and French.

Certification: Board Certified

Specialty: Gynecology

Niki Sekandari, M.D.

Associate Director, Gynecologic Ultrasound

Dr. Niki Sekandari is an OB/GYN specializing in gynecologic ultrasound. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science from Baylor University. After four years as an OB/GYN Sonographer at University of Texas Southwestern and Parkland Hospital, she received her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at New York Medical College and a fellowship in gynecologic ultrasound at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Sekandari is currently Associate Director of the new Gynecologic Ultrasound Unit at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

Certification: Board Certified

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Nuan Cui, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Faculty Sub-Specialist Urogynecology

Dr. Cui joined our faculty in 2015 after completing her Female Pelvic Medicine Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. She is a board certified Obstetrician Gynecologist and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry at University of Kentucky, and earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed her OB/GYN residency at Winthrop University Hospital on Long Island. Her area of clinical interest and research include pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence surgery and general management of female pelvic and urinary complaints. She is well published, an excellent public speaker, and teacher. She has made significant contribuions to our resident education in the area of urogynecology and teaches our residents about the most up-to-date surgical techniques and treatments.

Certification: Board Certified

Specialty: Urogynecology

Angela Huang, M.D.

Faculty Attending

Dr. Angela Huang is an obstetrician and gynecologist. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and her medical degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. She completed her residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Huang is from Queens, NY, and is enthusiastic to serve the community where she grew up. Her goal is to continually provide individualized and evidence-based care for her patients. She speaks Mandarin Chinese fluently.

Certification:

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Monica Kapoor, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Faculty Attending

Dr. Kapoor joined our faculty in 2017. She completed her training in Danbury Hospital. She is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Her dedication and excellence in leadership and resident education resulted in her being named Associate Program Director in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program. Under her leadership our Resident education, lecture series, and procedural numbers have all improved. She completed her under-graduate degree at Creighton University and Medical School Education at Ross University. In addition to steering our Residency program, she serves as a great example for the Residents in the practice of Ob/Gyn, minimally invasive gynecological surgery, teaching, and the management of Labor & Delivery.

Certification: Board Certified

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Sofya Kilshtok, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Faculty Attending

Dr. Kilshtok is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1992, she earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at Irkutsk State Medical School in Russia. Shortly after she completed post-graduate training in general Obstetrics and Gynecology and later became the Chair of Labor and Delivery. After moving to the United States she completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Richmond University Medical Center. She is now a Laborist at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Kilshtok is fluent in Russian.

Certification:

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Alicia Knight-Debrady, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Faculty Attending

Dr. Alicia Knight-DeBrady has been board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1996. She completed her residency training at Columbia University’s St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in the early 90’s. She attended medical school at Hahnemann University (now Drexel University) in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Knight-DeBrady practices in the heart of Queens, New York, where she was raised. She specializes in general obstetrics and gynecology. She enjoys caring for women of all ages. She is energetic and positive at all times and finds the silver lining in every situation. She loves to empower women to promote maturation, growth and advancement in life, to achieve your best health. Dr. Knight-DeBrady enjoys caring for every mother and baby’s delivery and all Gyn patients with great enthusiasm.

Certification: Board Certified

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Martha Louis, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Faculty Attending

Dr. Louis joined Jamaica Hospital in 2002. She is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at the State University of New York in Brooklyn and completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UMDNJ in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Louis is fluent in French and Haitian Creole.

Certification: Board Certified

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Nicole Machac, M.D.

Faculty Attending

Dr. Nicole Machac is an OB/GYN. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and her medical degree from Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. She is particularly interested in family planning.

Certification: Board Eligible

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Sindy Moreno, M.D.

Faculty Attending

Dr. Sindy Moreno is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist. Dr. Moreno was raised in Bogota, Colombia. She graduated from one of the best Medical Schools in Colombia, Universidad el Bosque. Dr. Moreno did her Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the department of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, and currently counts with multiple publications. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Moreno continually provides excellent quality and compassionate care for her patients. She is very patient-oriented, empathetic and a good listener. She delivers complex information to the patient and relatives in layman terms, explains treatments and therapeutic goals in detail. She builds meaningful physician-patient relationships. Her interests include education, teaching and research. She speaks Spanish fluently.

Certification: Board Eligible

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

 

Bonald Phillips, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Faculty Attending

Dr. Phillips is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. He joined our faculty in 2019. He earned his undergraduate degree at York College and his Doctor of Medicine Degree at New York Medical College. He completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center as is now one of our faculty members.

Certification: Board Certified

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Miltiadis Pitsos, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Faculty Attending

Dr. Miltiadis Pitsos is a general Ob/Gyn physician. He earned his medical degree from the University of Athens, Greece, and afterwards a PhD degree from the same University. He completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency training at UMDNJ in Newark, New Jersey. He has over 10 years of experience in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility. He practices general Ob/Gyn and has a special interest in treating high risk pregnancies, consulting women with infertility problems and performing minimally invasive surgeries.

Certification: Board Certified

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Nidhi Shah, M.D.

Faculty Attending

Dr. Nidhi Shah is an obstetrician and gynecologist. She earned her Bachelors of Science from Stony Brook University. After that, she completed a Master’s of Science, earned her medical degree, and completed her residency training from New York Medical College. Dr. Shah is originally from Jamaica, NY and is happy to serve her hometown and community. She hopes to provide exceptional care to her patient’s and continue to work towards improving women’s health

Certification:Board Eligible

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Vidya Sharma, M.D.

Associate Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program

A headshot photo of Vidya Sharma, Associate Director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

Dr Vidya Sharma is a board-certified Obstetrician Gynecologist and an associate residency program director. After graduating from medical school in 2001, she finished her post-graduate training in India before migrating to the United States. She completed Obstetrics and Gynecology residency from Lincoln Medical Center. Since then, she has been working with underserved population and currently provides comprehensive care to women. She is currently pursuing Masters in Health Professions Education. Her passion for teaching and ability to work closely with residents led her to the Jamaica Medical Center.

Certification: Board Certified

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Hala Ubaid, DO

Faculty Attending

Dr. Hala Ubaid was born and raised in New York and attended the New York Institute of Technology for her undergraduate education. Dr. Ubaid then went on to complete her medical education at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, which included a holistic approach to patient care. She graduated with honors in both her undergraduate and graduate studies. Throughout her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Nassau University Medical Center, she continued to perform at the top of her class and was able to gain extensive experience serving a diverse population. She then went on to work in private practice in the NYC/ Long Island area for several years before joining Jamaica Hospital Medical Center/ Flushing Hospital Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Ubaid is fluent in English, Hindi and Urdu.

Certification:Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Peter Wong, D.O., F.A.C.O.G.

Faculty Attending

Dr. Peter Wong is a board certified OB/GYN who earned his medical degree from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then went on to complete his residency training at New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Wong has over 12 years of experience in obstetrics and gynecology. He enjoys providing personalized obstetrical care for his patients. Dr. Wong also performs minimally invasive surgery to help reduce recovery time. He is fluent in Chinese (both Cantonese and Mandarin). In his spare time he likes to fish, rock climb, and spend time with his family.

Certification: Board Certified

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology