Maria Teaiwa-Rutherford, M.D.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Maria Teaiwa-Rutherford, M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • General Obstetrics and Gynecology


  • Family Planning
  • Contraception
  • Planning for Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Care


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 and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Obstetrician and Gynecologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2002
  • B.S., Santa Clara University, 1998


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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