About Dr. Amos Grunebaum
Amos Grunebaum, MD FACOG is a New York obstetrician and gynecologist, Professor of Clinicial Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine, a prestigious Ivy League Medical School as well as a specialist in high-risk pregnancies (maternal-fetal medicine) with over 30 years experience in his field.
Dr.Grunebaum has been recognized among America's Top Doctors, a Top Doctor in New York for the last consecutive 13 years, and he has been named for the last 6 years in a row as New York Super Doctor.
Dr. Amos' book "Sexually Speaking" which he co-authored with Dr. Ruth Westheimer was published early 2012. See both Dr. Amos and Dr. Ruth here. A previous book co-authored with Dr. Ruth was called "Pregnancy Guide for Couples" (Routledge Press, 1999).
Dr.Grunebaum assisted Rosie Pope, the star of "Pregnant in Heels" in writing a book called "Mommy IQ". Rosie and Dr.Amos both answer important questions about fertility and pregnancy including how to improve a couple's chances getting pregnant and what you can and cannot eat during pregnancy.
PS: Dr.Amos delivered all of Rosie Pope's 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls, and he had a small (but very important) role in her TV series.
Rosie Pope and Dr.Amos:
Over his 30+ years as ObGyn in New York, Dr. Grunebaum has likely delivered more than 4,000 babies and has supervised more than 20,000 deliveries. He is the author and co-author of more than 60 peer-reviewed, scientific articles, abstracts, and book chapters.
Dr.Amos Grunebaum is a specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine or high risk pregnancy.
In his full-time job Dr. Grunebaum is presently the Director of Obstetrics and Chief of Labor & Delivery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center the largest Medical Center on the Upper Eastside of Manhattan which has over 5,200 deliveries and is among the top hospitals in the United States. He is also a Professor at the leading Ivy League Medical College in New York City.
Dr.Grunebaum continues to hone his passion to deliver babies and work on patient safety on a regular basis. His special interest is patient safety, where is has published many papers and shown that one could make it safer to deliver a baby while at the same time successfully reduce medical liability and also reduce safely cesarean delivery rates.
Dr. Amos has worked on the internet since it's early days (1996).
Over more than 17 years he has helped tens of thousands of couples around the world achieve their dream of getting pregnant by increasing their chance of conception through his online fertility tools and education. By his latest count he has answered over 100,000 questions on the internet about wide-ranging issues, and he has become one of the leading web authorities on fertility and pregnancy. In his work, he has created several highly successful pregnancy and fertility sites in the U.S and Europe.
Dr. Amos works on BabyMed.com to improve women's and men's knowledge about pregnancy and fertility. Over the last decades Dr. Amos has worked on several web sites including INCIID, OnHealth, 9Monate, Qualimedic, and WebMD. Most recently he was the director of the WebMD Fertility Center.
In 2000 he created a German pregnancy and fertility web site (www.9Monate.de) with his sister Gabi. 9Monate was sold and is currently among the most popular European web sites on health, fertility, and pregnancy.
BabyMed.com was launched in 2001 and quickly became one of the most popular international fertility and pregnancy sites with many interactive pregnancy and fertility tools.
In addition to being a practicing obstetrician with more than 30 years experience, Dr. Amos Grunebaum is also a seasoned media personality. Over the years, he has appeared on news programs and on public television, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and the Charlie Rose show. Dr. Grunebaum talked on CNN about Stress and Pregnancy. He has appeared and he has been quoted in magazines such as Cosmopolitan and played Marisa Tomei's obstetrician in the Ron Howard movie, The Paper. As the co-author of "Dr. Ruth's Pregnancy Guide for Couples: Love, Sex, and Medical Facts" (Routledge Press, 1999), he also participated in a nationwide radio and bookstore publicity campaign.
Dr. Grunebaum conceived a successful line of fertility products with Fairhaven Health including FertilAid, FertileCM, and the successful Pregnancy Plus family of pregnancy supplements including Pregnancy Plus Prenatals, Pregnancy Plus Omega-3, and Pregnancy Plus Cal-Mag.
Dr.Grunebaum's posts, blogs, and other articles on this site reflect his own personal and professional opinions and are not approved or authorized by his academic employer.
As a specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine (High Risk Pregnancy), Dr. Grunebaum has more than 20 years of experience in caring for women with different obstetric and medical conditions, including:
* IVF pregnancies
* Pregnancies with twins, triplets, or more
* Heart, lung, and liver problems
* Diabetes, high blood pressure
* Lupus, HPV and STD's
* Pregnancies at risk for a premature delivery
Dr. Grunebaum is a strong advocate for patient education and a proponent of unfiltered doctor-patient communications, communicating regularly with his patients on the internet and by email. Dr. Grunebaum has helped guide thousands of women through potentially difficult pregnancies.
"One of life's most exciting events is to go through the nine months of pregnancy and deliver a healthy baby."
He encourages his patients to contact him directly via the patient portal at Weill Cornell with any questions or concerns, and he is especially conscious of each patient's individual experience within the entire medical system.
One of Dr. Grunebaum's strongest recommendations for couples considering parenthood is preconception counseling. He encourages patients to see him well before conception, as soon as they begin trying to get pregnant, to make sure they have everything in place to continue with the nine months of pregnancy "And don't forget your daily 4-600 mcg folic acid!"
Dr. Grunebaum is active in training the next generation of Ob/Gyn's and MFM specialists and has been instrumental in designing training methods to simulate the conditions and complications of deliveries. He has also helped design and implement specially equipped rooms for physician seminars and physician/patient conferences.
Recognized as one of New York's foremost obstetrician/gynecologists, Dr. Grunebaum has been named as one of the Top Doctors in the New York Metropolitan Area, one of America's Top Doctors (Castle Connolly Medical Guide Ltd.), one of the "Best Doctors in New York" by New York Magazine, and a NYC Ob/Gyn Super Doctor. He has co-written a book with Dr. Ruth Westheimer (Dr. Ruth's Pregnancy Guide for Couples), appeared many times on television (NBC News, ABC News, Fox News, The Charlie Rose Show), and has often been quoted in the New York Times, New York Post and Daily News. His next book with Dr. Ruth will be published at the end of 2010.
Dr. Grunebaum was awarded the 2010 Physician of the Year Award by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center's Department of Nursing. The Physician of the Year Award is the Department of Nursing's annual celebration acknowledging physicians for their extraordinary commitment to providing a collaborative, collegial environment that supports the highest standards of quality patient care and enhances all aspects of clinical practice.
"I know of no other medical institution that can offer such a breadth of support for high-risk pregnancies, nor can any other hospital provide its patients with the range of specialties and specialists we have."
Born in Israel and raised in Germany, Dr. Grunebaum received his M.D. from Germany's University of Cologne Medical School which was established in 1388 as the fourth university in the Holy Roman Empire. His post-doctoral training includes a residency in Pathology at City Hospital Leverkausen (Germany), residencies in Anesthesia at Weyerthal Hospital, Cologne (Germany), and Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn (NY), a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn (NY) and a Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn. He accepted a faculty appointment at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in 2001