Ioannis A. Zervoudakis, M.D., Ph.D.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Zervoudakis practices at Weill Cornell Ob/Gyn’s 68th Street offices. He specializes in high risk obstetrics, and general obstetrics and gynecology.
“I am proud and privileged to be part of a tradition here at Weill Cornell that includes some of the world’s most well-respected medical pioneers.”
Dr. Ioannis Zervoudakis specializes in high-risk obstetrics, including complications resulting from multiple gestations, diabetes and hypertension. He offers his patients and colleagues the calming comfort of vast experience and great accomplishment.
Dr. Zervoudakis has practiced and taught at Weill Cornell since 1971 except for the period of 1979 to 1991, when he returned to his native Greece to teach and practice at the Alexandria Hospital and LITO Maternity Hospital in Athens. Dr. Zervoudakis initially chose Weill Cornell and returned to it after his leave because of Weill Cornell’s milestone medical discoveries and achievements in the field of obstetrics and gynecology medicine. Such achievements include the development of the Pap test by Dr. George Papanicolaou, Dr. Fritz Fuchs’ development of amniocentesis, Dr. William Ledger’s leadership in the identification and treatment of infectious gynecological diseases, and the pioneering of advanced ultrasound and other imaging techniques by the current department chair, Dr. Frank Chervenak.
A two-time Lalor Foundation Fellow and grant recipient from the National Institute of Health, Dr. Zervoudakis has achieved recognition for his own work including the research leading to the development of new techniques in treating uterine fibroids with the use of ultrasound.
As a long-time physician with the experience of a researcher, teacher and practitioner on two continents, Dr. Zervoudakis has seen an evolution in the practice of medicine and the outlook of practitioners.
Dr. Zervoudakis believes that medicine is now much more collaborative, especially at Weill Cornell, and he enjoys the opportunity to be part of a new kind of team. He believes improved communication between patients, doctors and professional colleagues is improving the practice of medicine.
“I quote from Hippocrates: ‘The time to learn the practice of medicine is long; the difficulties are great; our lifespan is short. We cannot achieve everything, but if we focus, we can achieve something significant.’”
A graduate of the University of Athens (Greece), Dr. Zervoudakis earned his M.D. and Ph.D. from the National University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. His post-doctoral training included an internship at Coney Island Hospital (Brooklyn, NY); a residency and the position of Chief Resident at The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center; and a Fellowship in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at Cornell University Medical College. He accepted a faculty appointment at Cornell University Medical College in 1974. He is now an Associate Attending Obstetrician and Gynecologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and an Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Medical College.