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Maria Teaiwa-Rutherford, M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Biographical Info

Dr. Maria Teaiwa-Rutherford is a board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Teaiwa-Rutherford obtained a Bachelor of Science from Santa Clara University and earned her medical degree at Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She then completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center, where she served as chief resident.

Before joining Weill Cornell in 2021, Dr. Teaiwa-Rutherford developed a thriving practice at St. Lukes-Roosevelt (later Mount Sinai West), where she felt privileged to be a part of many women’s lives through routine gynecological care, family planning, to pregnancy and beyond. Dr. Teaiwa-Rutherford was named a Top Doctor in the New York Magazine rising stars issue two years in a row and also received the Vitals Patients' Choice award. Born and raised in the Fiji Islands, Dr. Teaiwa-Rutherford has a strong interest in promoting women's health in developing countries. She has partnered with international medical programs to provide free obstetrics and gynecology care to women at hospitals in Fiji and Kiribati. In her spare time Dr. Teaiwa-Rutherford enjoys running and yoga. She lives in Westchester County with her husband and three children.

Board Certifications
American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Clinical Expertise
Family Planning
General Obstetrics and Gynecology
Contraceptive Care
Planning for Pregnancy
Prenatal Care
Colposcopy
Pre-Conception Counseling
UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)
General Gynecology
Intrauterine Device (IUD) and Contraceptive Implant Placements and Removals
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Languages
English
Education 
  • M.D.
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    2002
  • B.S.
    Santa Clara University
    1998
Appointments 
  • Assistant Attending Obstetrician and Gynecologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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