Dr. Julia Geynisman is a resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Presbyterian- Cornell. Born in Russia and raised in Chicago, Dr. Geynisman came to New York because she is passionate about global women's health - and no city is more global than New York. Dr. Geynisman first learned about sex trafficking as an intern at Partners in Health while reading about the health consequences of the economic upheaval of the Soviet Union. Later, while working on maternal mortality research in Ghana, she saw firsthand the medical and psychological consequences of FGM. She founded the Survivor Clinic in July 2013 because she believes that healthcare can either be re-traumatizing or empowering and that for victims of sexual violence, health is a crucial component to healing. Dr. Geynisman is fluent in English and Russian.
Dr. Terri Edersheim is a Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine. She is an AOA graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her residency and fellowship training at The New York Hospital. Dr. Edersheim has worked extensively with victims of female genital cutting and sexual abuse who are seeking asylum in the United States in her role as a medical evaluator for HealthRight International and Physicians for Human Rights.
Dr. Debra Taubel is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist with more than 10 years of experience in primary care and gynecologic surgery. A graduate of SUNY College of Medicine, she completed her residency training and was on the faculty of St. Lukes-Roosevelt before coming to NYP Cornell. Dr. Taubel is the medical director of the Women's Health Practice- a clinic that focuses on providing healthcare for the underserved. She has extensive experience in adolescent gynecologic health and vaginal surgery.