MARIA F. COSTANTINI-FERRANDO, MD, PHD, FACOG
Dr. Costantini was drawn to the field of reproductive medicine after working with young cancer patients in her previous specialty, psychology. “I began my career working as a psychiatry liaison working with cancer patients, many of whom were young women,” she says. “In addition to dealing with their diagnosis, in many instances they were also having to deal with the impact of not having a child.”
The experience left a strong impression, prompting her decision to go to medical school to become an OB/GYN, and ultimately a reproductive endocrinologist. Today, Dr. Costantini says her professional background melds with her personal life, strengthening her passion for the work she does. “Before everything else, I am a mother to four children, and feel very strongly about having children,” she says. “I couldn’t imagine any of this making sense to me if I didn’t have them in my life, and when I meet with patients, I believe they know I get it.”
Dr. Costantini says the quality of care patients receive at RMANJ is second to none, thanks to an unwavering commitment to quality care and professional excellence. “It is truly a combination of great physicians, a great embryology lab, great results, and great patient care that looks at the patient as a whole on all levels,” she says. “As a practice, we constantly push ourselves to do better, and are not content resting on our laurels.”
Dr. Costantini is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist Infertility specialist and Obstetrician and Gynecologist. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University and obtained fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She received her medical degree from Weill Medical College of Cornell University and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. Following her residency, Dr. Costantini completed her fellowship training in Reproductive Medicine at the Weill Cornell Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility.