Tirsit S. Asfaw, MD, FACOG
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Tirsit S. Asfaw, MD, FACOG


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

Dr. Tirsit S. Asfaw practices at Weill Cornell Ob/Gyn's 68th Street offices. She specializes in urogynecology.  

Specialties and Expertise


  • Urogynecology
  • Gynecologist
  • Gynecology


  • GYN Surgery
  • Pelvic Prolapse
  • Cystocele
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Urodynamics
  • Bladder Dysfunction
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Fistula, Female Genitourinary
  • Urethral Diverticulum
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection
  • Hysterectomy
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Vagina Reconstruction Surgery
  • Labial Hypertrophy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Pelvic Floor Weakness
  • Rectocele
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Cystoscopy
  • Diminished Sensation Due to Laxity of Vagina
  • Vaginal Relaxation
  • Pelvic Relaxation Due to Vaginal Prolapse
  • Pelvic Relaxation Due to Vaginal Vault Prolapse, Posthysterectomy
  • Pelvic Relaxation Due to Enterocele, Vaginal


Dr. Tirsit S. Asfaw is a urogynecologist who specializes in the care of women with pelvic floor weakness resulting in conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse and bladder dysfunction. The network of pelvic structures which normally support a woman's uterus, bladder and rectum may weaken with progressing age, childbirth, obesity and other factors resulting in conditions such as cystocele, rectocele, uterine prolapse, urinary incontinence and bladder dysfunction.

Dr. Asfaw offers comprehensive care for women with the above conditions. Her modes of treatment include robotic, abdominal, vaginal reconstructive surgery as well as medical and surgical treatment for urinary incontinence. She offers personalized treatment options that combine effective long term results with safe and quick recovery. Dr. Asfaw has an avid interest in clinical as well as basic science research and has presented her work at numerous national meetings and published in peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Asfaw is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. She received her undergraduate degree from Washington State University in Pullman, WA and her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. After completing her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at New York University, New York, NY she completed an accredited three year fellowship in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.  Dr. Asfaw holds dual appointments in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology. 



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery)

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.D., Temple University School of Medicine, 2004
  • B.S., Washington State University, 1997


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
  • * Affinity Access
  • * Affinity Health Plan
  • * Amida Care
  • * Emblem Select Care
  • 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
  • * Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • * Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • * Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • * Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • * Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • 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 - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • * WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

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