OBS-GYN of Rockland
Maria M. Emerson, MD, FACOG
Maria M. Emerson MD, FACOG is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist practicing at OBS-GYN of Rockland in New City and Stony Point. She is also the Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. Dr. Emerson comes to Highland Medical with a wealth of experience, most recently from the Bronx Healthcare System where she held the position of Director of the Women’s Health Clinic and Health and Wellness Gynecology. She was an instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY. Dr. Emerson earned her Medical Doctorate with distinction in research in women’s health from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY and completed her Residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in Bronx, NY. She is fluent in Spanish and enjoys international cultures, foods, cooking and gardening. Dr. Emerson is currently working on her Masters in Healthcare Delivery Leadership at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai and expects to receive her degree this summer.
Irene M. Kelly, MD, FACOG
Dr. Irene Kelly is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and practices at OBS/GYN of Rockland, P.C. in New City, NY.
Dr. Kelly received her medical doctorate from the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. She completed her Internship at Jewish Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and her Residency at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and an attending physician at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. Currently her practices consist of office based GYN and minor surgical procedures. Dr. Kelly has worked, lived and raised her family in the community for over 30 years. She enjoys swimming, cycling, running, skiing and sailing.
Dr. Kelly speaks fluent Spanish.
Deborah Ann Kendrick, MD
Deborah Ann Kendrick, MD is an obstetrician and gynecologist with Highland Medical, PC, OBS-GYN of Rockland in New City and Stony Point, NY. Dr. Kendrick comes to Highland Medical with extensive experience in private practice as well as hospital based practice. Dr. Kendrick received her Medical Doctorate from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, NY and completed her internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine located in the Bronx, NY. She is a member of the American Medical Association and Bronx Gynecological and Obstetrical Society. Dr. Kendrick provides prenatal care and counseling as well as comprehensive health care and gynecologic services for women. Her specialty interests include PCOS and contraceptive counseling. She is passionate about educating her patients so that they can make well-informed decisions about their care. In her free time, Dr. Kendrick enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors. She enjoys swimming, reading and going to the theater.
Naji A. Wajid, DO, FACOG
Naji A. Wajid, DO specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Highland Medical, P.C., OBS-GYN of Rockland in New City and Stony Point, NY.
Dr. Wajid completed his Residency as a Chief Resident of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, NY. He earned his Ph.D. in osteopathic medicine at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY. Dr. Wajid completed his previous training at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Wajid will be a valuable addition to the Highland Medical, P.C., OBS-GYN of Rockland team and will contribute considerable knowledge and expertise in labor and delivery, neonatal, postpartum and laparoscopic surgery.
Debra A. Gilhooly , MSN, WHNP-BC
Debra Gilhooly, MSN, WHNP-BC is a certified women’s health nurse practitioner at Highland Medical, P.C., OBS-GYN of Rockland. She has been caring for patients at OBS-GYN of Rockland since 1999. As a WHNP, Debra is licensed to provide gynecological care to women throughout their lives. She provides prenatal and postpartum care and counseling, as well as comprehensive health care services for women, including contraceptive counseling and family planning. Her focus is promoting healthy living by counseling and educating women about preventive measures to stay healthy and avoid illness.
Debra received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Mercy College and her Master of nursing from Columbia University. She was valedictorian and received the medical staff award from The Cochran School of Nursing for academic excellence and bedside nursing.
Debra has worked as a professor of Maternal Child Nursing and is passionate about education. She concentrates on educating her patients, as well as future nurse practitioners.
Debra enjoys being active and spending time outdoors. She loves to swim, bike, kayak, and garden with her husband and two children.