Taraneh Shirazian, MD

About Me

As a board certified gynecologist at NYU Langone, I specialize in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and the management of many common health issues affecting women. These include uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, abnormal uterine bleeding, abnormal pap smears, uterine prolapse, and menopause. I also treat women who have received an abnormal Pap test result.

In the office, I perform procedures such as loop electrosurgical excision to diagnose abnormal or cancerous conditions, hysteroscopy to examine the uterus, and colposcopy to examine the cervix, vagina, and vulva.

I perform all types of surgeries for benign gynecological conditions, such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and ovarian cysts. These procedures include laparoscopic, minimally invasive surgeries, such as myomectomy, hysterectomy, and ovarian cystectomy.

In my practice, I emphasize patient education and empowerment. I take the time to ensure that every woman I see understands the details of her condition and has the knowledge to make the best decisions about treatment.

As the director of Global Women’s Health in NYU’s College of Global Public Health, I actively research and raise awareness about global health and women’s health issues. I also serve as the president and medical director of Saving Mothers, a nonprofit organization I founded that focuses on women’s health, education, and empowerment in low resource regions.

My research focuses on interventions that can help to reduce the number of women who die during pregnancy or childbirth around the world. In addition, I have coauthored a book, Around the Globe for Women’s Health: A Practical Guide for the Health Care Provider, and am frequently called on for my expertise in women’s health by national media outlets, such as CBS News, The Today Show, and Good Morning America. I have been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Women’s Day, Newsweek, and the New York Daily News.

Through the treatment I offer to patients, as well as my research and engagement with media outlets, I always strive to be an advocate for women, both locally and globally, and to champion women’s health education and self-empowerment.


Conditions and Treatments

fibroid tumor, minimally invasive surgery, myomectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, uterine bleeding, endometrial ablation, ovarian cyst, pelvic pain, hysteroscopy, endometriosis, colposcopy, loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), vaginal hysterectomy
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Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2014
Education and Training
  • MD from Brown University, 2013
  • Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York, NY), 2007

Locations and Appointments

60 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • Fidelis Child Health
  • Fidelis Essential
  • Fidelis Exchange
  • Fidelis Family Health
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Fidelis Medicare
  • GHI CBP
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP EPO/PPO
  • HIP Essential
  • HIP Family Health
  • HIP HMO
  • HIP Medicaid
  • HIP Medicare
  • HIP POS
  • Healthfirst
  • Healthfirst Essential
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus Child Health
  • MetroPlus Essential
  • MetroPlus Exchange Plans
  • MetroPlus Family Health
  • MetroPlus Medicaid
  • MetroPlus Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • UPN Elite
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare Core and Charter
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.
NYU Langone Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health

207 East 84th Street
New York, NY 10028

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Phone: 646-754-3300

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NYU Langone Ambulatory Care West Side

355 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019

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Phone: 646-754-2100

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My Research

Publications

  • Cervical cancer screening in rural Guatemala [Meeting Abstract]

    Frey, M K; Gertz, E; Shirazian, T
    Gynecologic oncology. 2015 April 2015. 137: 71-71

  • Community Health Workers Understanding and Attitudes Regarding Intimate Partner Violence in the Dominican Republic [Meeting Abstract]

    Shirazian, Taraneh; Afzal, Omara; Viswanathan, Nisha
    Obstetrics & gynecology. 2015 MAY. 125: 64S-64S

  • COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS UNDERSTANDING OF AND ATTITUDES REGARDING INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC [Meeting Abstract]

    Viswanathan, Nisha; Carretero, Leo; Afzal, Omara; Marshall, Janeen; Shirazian, Taraneh
    Journal of general internal medicine. 2015 APR. 30: S125-S125

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