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Gila Leiter

  • ASSOCIATE CLINICAL PROFESSOR Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
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Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

  • MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • Residency, OB/GYN
    Mount Sinai Hospital

Biography

    Dr. Gila Leiter has been an attending physician at Mount Sinai Hospital for over two decades, delivering thousands of babies, and treating women's health issues across their life span. She has expertise treating the pregnant athlete, twin pregnancy, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, PMS, menopause, and osteoporosis.  
     
    Dr. Leiter has been recognized by colleagues and patients; winning awards such as Castle Connoly Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area, Best Doctors in America, and Patient's Choice award for many years.
     
    Dr. Leiter is the author of “Everything You Need to Know to Have a Healthy Twin Pregnancy”, and has edited a number of books on pregnancy and childbirth. She is involved in research on the neuroanatomical basis of postpartum depression with collaborators from the Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, as well as Obstetrics, which has recently been published in two peer-reviewed journals.
     
    She is a member of the Medical Board of Mt. Sinai Hospital, is on the executive board of and serves as the President of the Association of Attending Physicians, is a member of the Admissions Committee of the Medical School, as well as several other hospital and OB/GYN department committees. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at MSSM, teaching and precepting medical students, humanities students, and resident OB/GYN physicians on gynecological topics.
     
    Gila has been on the medical advisory board of Sharsheret, serving young women with breast cancer, since its inception and has organized and participated in conferences for Sharsheret.  She has chaired and lectured extensively, on diverse topics such as gyn health, infertility and Jewish Law, and the reproductive health of women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease for community organizations such as Nishmat ,and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.
     
    Dr. Leiter is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and trained in OB/GYN at Mount Sinai Medical Center.   She is boarded in OB/GYN, and is a Fellow of American College of OB/GYN, as well as a member of NY Gynecological Society and the New York County Medical Society.
     
    Dr. Leiter is proud mother of four daughters, including twins, and enjoys running, biking, and swimming, and has recently competed in several triathlons.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Leiter did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2013 and/or 2014: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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