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Welcome to the AEMC ObGyn website. In it we present an introduction to the OBGYN patient care, education, and & research and scholarship in our university affiliated community residency. Our hospital has provided care for the disadvantaged of north-east Philadelphia for over one-hundred years - a Legacy of Caring - which we are proud and privileged to continue. Upon a foundation of excellence in patient care, we have built active programs of scholarship and research. Our two advanced Antepartum Testing Units are also in the forefront of excellent clinical care, along with our new electronic medical records systems. Our recent renovations to several of our patient care areas reflect our mission to provide the best care in the safest way to our patients while fulfilling our goal of training and graduating excellent physicians in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Please take a moment to review all the aspects of our residency program and feel free to call, write or send e-mail if you have any questions. We look forward to having residents who are as excited about learning as we are about being able to teach and work at Einstein.
Dr. Cohen is a graduate of Cornell University Medical College, Ithaca, NY where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed two years of a medical residency prior to completing residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. After time spent in the U.S. Air Force as a Major stationed at David Grant Medical Center in California, Dr. Cohen returned to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to complete his fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine. Dr. Cohen is board certified in obstetrics/gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine, and has special interests in medical complications of pregnancy, diabetes in pregnancy and prematurity prevention. He also has special expertise in managed care, electronic medical record systems and medical liability issues. Throughout his career, Dr. Cohen has held various leadership positions. He served as Chairman, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia; Director, Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; and Corporate Medical Director of Women’s Health at U.S. Healthcare, later Aetna Inc., Blue Bell, PA. In this role, he was responsible for program development and implementation, contracting, and coverage policies relating to all of women’s health. In 2002, Dr. Cohen returned to Einstein Medical Center as Chairman and Residency Program Director. He also serves on the Board of Overseers of the Einstein Healthcare Network.
Dr. Cohen is presently a Board Member of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and the Coalition and Center for Ethical Medical Testimony and Vice President of the Obstetrical Society of Philadelphia. He has served as President of the Philadelphia Perinatal Society, President of the Pennsylvania Perinatal Association, Chairman of Pennsylvania section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Chairman of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists Committee on Course Coordination. Dr. Cohen has been and continues to be a reviewer for many journals, including Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Journal of Obstetricsand Gynecology and the New England Journal of Medicine. He has authored more than 100 articles and abstracts and has contributed to many texts in the field. Dr. Cohen has lectured nationally and internationally on high risk obstetric topics as well as issues relating to the business of medicine. He has served on many local, state and national committees relating to obstetrical care of undeserved populations and perinatal care.
Dr. Jaspan is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to his role as Associate Program Director, Dr. Jaspan is active at the institutional level and serves as Treasurer, Einstein Medical Center Medical Staff Board and is a member of the Quality Assurance Council, Cancer Committee and Operating Room Committee.
Dr. Jaspan is a three time recipient of the American Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Excellence in Teaching Award; his most recent award was for the 2004-2005 academic year. He also was selected into the prestigious Solvay Scholars Program by APGO in 2003. Dr. Jaspan is board certified in obstetrics/gynecology.
Stephanie Almeida, DO joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology faculty in August 2004 upon graduation from Einstein Medical Center's obstetrics and gynecology residency program. Dr. Almeida was appointed to the position of Administrative Chief Resident during her last year of training. She is a graduate of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
James Byers, MD is board certified in obstetrics/gynecology and maternal fetal medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the Society of Perinatal Obstetricians. Dr. Byers is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School, New Hampshire and completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and his maternal fetal medicine fellowship at the State University of New York Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY (SUNY-Syracuse). He is Clinical Assistant Professor, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University.
Prior to joining Einstein as Vice Chairman of OB/GYN, Dr. Jay Goldberg was Professor of OB/GYN and Director of the Division of General OB/GYN at Jefferson Medical College. He was additionally the Director/Founder of the Jefferson Fibroid Center.
Dr. Goldberg received an Honors Degree in Biology from Penn State. He then graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed a residency in OB/GYN at Magee-Womens Hospital / University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Goldberg also earned a NIH Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology and Human Investigation.
Dr. Goldberg’s specific interest in uterine fibroids is very personal. Soon after finishing his residency, his wife developed several large fibroids, causing heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, urinary frequency, and the loss of multiple pregnancies. While deciding between no treatment or myomectomy, a new procedure, uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), also became an option. Mrs. Goldberg ultimately underwent a myomectomy. Their oldest of three healthy boys was conceived six weeks post-op.
Due to the absence of data regarding UFE that had been available while making their fertility decision, Dr. Goldberg then soon published the first series in the world literature of pregnancies following UFE. Since that article, Dr. Goldberg has authored over 75 peer reviewed articles, published abstracts, and presentations at national and international meetings, primarily on uterine fibroids. He has also given numerous invited fibroid lectures nationally and internationally.
In addition to his research contributions, Dr. Goldberg has one of the largest clinical fibroid practices. Patients are individually evaluated and presented with all appropriate treatment options, including observation only, medical treatment, UFE, and surgical options. Jay Goldberg, MD, MSCP, has performed over 1,500 fibroid related surgeries. Many of these procedures are performed through the minimally invasive Goldberg Mini-Lap surgical technique that he has developed.
Dr. Horn is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital. He has been involved in medical education with residents and students since 1994 and is the recipient of multiple teaching awards from both Einstein Medical Center and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Horn is board certified in obstetrics/gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Hyun-Joo Lee, MD is board certified in obstetrics/gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed her residency at Einstein Medical Center.
Claire Robinson, MD is board certified in both obstetrics/gynecology and gynecology. Dr. Robinson is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia.