Maria F. Costantini-Ferrando
MD, PHD, FACOG
Our providers are people too
Dr. Maria Costantini was drawn to the field of reproductive medicine after working with young cancer patients in her previous specialty, psychology. The experience left a strong impression, prompting her decision to go to medical school to become an OB/GYN, and ultimately a reproductive endocrinologist.
Dr. Costantini is a board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologist Infertility specialist and Obstetrician and Gynecologist. She holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University and obtained fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She received her medical degree from Weill Medical College of Cornell University and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. Following her residency, Dr. Costantini completed her fellowship training in Reproductive Medicine at the Weill Cornell Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility.
Dr. Costantini says the care patients receive at RMA is second to none, thanks to an unwavering commitment to quality care and professional excellence. “It is truly a combination of great physicians, a great embryology lab, great results, and great patient care that looks at the patient as a whole on all levels,” she says. “As a practice, we constantly push ourselves to do better, and are not content resting on our laurels.”
Dr. Costantini-Ferrando specializes in stress and endocrinological predictors of ovarian response, male factor infertility, IVF protocols and fertility preservation in cancer patients. Previously a psychologist, she currently hosts RMA’s monthly webinar “The Doctor Is In,” one of RMA’s many patient support programs.
American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Resident Reporter 2005
Authored and contributed to numerous scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals
Principal Investigator: Does stress affect in-vitro fertilization outcome. Proposal funded by the Clinical & Translational Science Center, Weill Medical College of Cornell University 2010
Stress and endocrinological predictors of ovarian response, male factor infertility, IVF protocols and fertility preservation in cancer patients