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Initiative for Women with Disabilities

We empower women with physical disabilities to pursue a healthy lifestyle.

NYU Langone’s Initiative for Women with Disabilities at the Elly and Steve Hammerman Health and Wellness Center provides primary gynecological care and wellness services. We strive to meet the unique physical and emotional needs of women and adolescent girls who have physical disabilities.  

Our fully accessible center features specially designed examination rooms that include modified gynecological treatment tables and a wheelchair-accessible scale.

We provide programs, workshops, classes, and wellness services that promote overall physical and mental wellbeing. Our team works together to create a unique care plan that addresses the specific needs of each participant.

Contact Us

To learn more about our services and to make an appointment, please call 212-598-6429 or email iwd@nyumc.org. You may also follow us on Facebook.

More About Our Services

Center for Musculoskeletal Care

We provide diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation for people with conditions affecting the muscles, bones, and joints.

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Meet Our Doctors

Our medical staff has expertise in gynecological and primary care services.

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Our Leadership

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    Connie Lam, MS

    Ms. Lam is responsible for the overall development and direction of the Initiative for Women with Disabilities. She manages daily operations and works with the participants to ensure that they are directed to the appropriate services and programs. Ms. Lam earned a bachelor of science in business management from Empire State College and a master of science in business management and leadership at CUNY School of Professional Studies.

  • Marie Sedlackova, MD
    Medical Director | Geriatrics

    Dr. Sedlackova is our primary care physician and specializes in geriatric medicine. Dr. Sedlackova has been with the Initiative for Women with Disabilities since 2013. Her experience has created a strong bond with our participants and has given her a deep understanding of the needs and concerns of women with physical disabilities.

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Plan Your Visit

Our Location

Initiative for Women with Disabilities

359 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10010


Phone: 212-598-6429
Fax: 212-598-6512

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