Dr Gaither is a double board-certified physician in Ob/Gyn and Maternal Fetal Medicine, and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health. A perinatal consultant and women’s health expert, Gaither’s expertise is grounded in both research and her professional experience in caring for women with multiple medical/surgical/fetal conditions in pregnancy. In her current role, Dr Gaither serves as the Director of Perinatal Services/Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine for NYC Health+ Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx.
As a medical professional who has worked in the field of women’s health for almost 20 years, Dr. Gaither’s objective to offer exemplary prenatal care to all women regardless of their circumstance has only gotten stronger. She regularly lends her commentary and expertise on issues pertaining to women’s’ health, pregnancy, and environmental/ population health policy, to leading national consumer health and lifestyle outlets across print, radio, TV, film and on-line, including Medscape, Prevention Magazine, Parents Magazine, Womens Health Magazine, Doctor Radio, NBC TV, NY 1, and Fit Pregnancy.
With her foray into social media, Dr Gaithers’ combined perspective as a maternal child specialist and public health proponent has allowed her to reach millions via her Twitter feed– @KeciaGaitherMD and her website: www.keciagaither.com. Dr Gaither has co-authored “The Confident Woman”, a must read book for women who desire increased confidence, self-esteem and empowerment.
She has is a sought-after contributor to The Huffington Post, Thrive Global, and US News and World Report, and has been published by a number of scientific journals. Additionally, she has served in the capacity of a reviewer for WebMD. Dr Gaither was an appointee of NYC Mayor Bloomberg to the HIV Planning Council of NY. Dr Gaither is on the medical advisory board of NATERA, PWN Health, and serves as a medical expert for The Baby Box Company. Dr Gaither was recently named as a liaison to The Association of Black Cardiologists, addressing cardiac disease in pregnancy.
When not caring for her patients or conducting research, Dr Gaither enjoys time spent with her family and traveling.
Director, Perinatal Services/Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine, NYC Health+ Hospitals/Lincoln, Bronx, New York
Perinatal Consultant, Pritchett Warner Creations, LLC
Director of Perinatal Outreach, Montefiore Medical Center
Vice Chairman, Dept of Ob/Gyn, Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine –Senior Member
Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
National Association of Health Services Executives
New York Obstetrical Society
New York Perinatal Society
New York State Perinatal Association
Awards and Accomplishments
Awarded America’s Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist by the Consumer Research Council – 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
Featured in Cambridge Who’s Who – 2010
CREOG National Faculty Award in Obstetrics and Gynecology- 2005
Second Prize Winner, New Jersey Maternal Fetal Medicine Society Oral Presentation: “Does Maternal Diabetes Modulate Expression of the Human Placental Glut-1 Glucose Transporter?”- 1997
First Prize Winner, District IV Junior Fellow, Annual Fall Meeting, Charleston, SC. Poster Presentation: “Dopplers as a Routine Screening Test”- 1995
Received New York Regents Health Professions Award- 1986 – 1988
Received New York Regents Scholarship Award – 1981 – 1985
Dr Gaither pursued her BA in Biology from Barnard College
She received her MD from State University of New York, Upstate Medical University Health Science Center in Syracuse
She completed her Ob/Gyn residency at Riverside Regional Medical Center, a subsidiary of The Medical College of Virginia
Completed her Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship at The University of Medicine and Dentistry-Rutgers in Newark NJ
Dr Gaither earned her MPH in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University