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The Women's Health Center at Rochester General Hospital

woman talking on the phoneContact Information

1415 Portland Ave.
MOB Suite 400
Rochester, NY 14621

Map & Driving Directions

Phone: (585) 922-4200
Fax: (585) 922-4922

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm


To schedule an appointment, call (585) 922-4200.

Our Practice

The Women’s Health Center at Rochester General Hospital offers leading-edge care for women of all ages in a friendly, nurturing environment.

Our multidisciplinary team includes board-certified physicians who specialize in robotic and other minimally invasive surgeries, and are actively involved in training residents at Rochester General Hospital. We provide comprehensive routine obstetrical care, as well as routine and well-woman gynecological services. And we collaborate with a fellowship-trained obstetrician for high-risk pregnancies, antenatal testing, and obstetrical ultrasound.

An on-site financial specialist can assist patients with insurance coverage.

Our Services


We accept most insurance plans, although some require a referral when making an appointment. Referrals may be obtained from your primary care physician. Fees are on a sliding scale based on financial need.

Our Providers

Paul Cabral, MD
Lead physician

Already fluent in English and Portuguese, Dr. Paul Cabral committed himself to learning Spanish to better serve his growing patient population.

Board certified in obstetrics/gynecology, family practice and palliative care, Dr. Cabral earned his medical degree at Boston University and completed residencies in Ob/Gyn and family practice at the University of Rochester, where he is an assistant clinical instructor. Special interests include advanced laparoscopic/robotic surgery, endometriosis and chronic pain, and high-risk obstetrics. He offers resident teaching in Ob/Gyn, family medicine, and palliative care, and has been involved in ongoing research on smoking cessation during pregnancy.

In addition to spending time with his wife and two children, Dr. Cabral goes on medical mission trips, most recently to Haiti and Peru.

Dr. Maggie VillMaggie Vill, MD

Dr. Maggie Vill manages the high-risk obstetrics clinic and ultrasound services at The Women’s Center, and serves as director of the residency program in obstetrics and gynecology at Rochester General Hospital.

A board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. Vill earned her medical degree at Meharry Medical College, completed her residency in Ob/Gyn at Catholic Medical Center, then spent additional fellowship training in maternal fetal medicine at the University of New Mexico. Special interests are ultrasound, patient safety, resident teaching, and high-risk obstetrics, including chronic hypertension, preeclampsia, and diabetes mellitus. She is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Rochester, and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Amelia ClevelandAmelia Cleveland, MD

Dr. Amelia Cleveland is a part-time clinical faculty member who moved to Rochester with her husband and two children to pursue ministry at a local church.

A board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. Cleveland earned her medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Special interests include obstetrics, abnormal PAP smears, and menstrual irregularities.

Dr. Cleveland is involved in Christian and medical missions, as well as women’s and youth ministries.

Dr. Rehan Bin AsifRehan Bin Asif, MD

Dr. Rehan Bin Asif appreciates the opportunity to teach medical students and residents, viewing that part of his job as a valuable way to give back to the profession.

Board eligible in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Asif earned his medical degree at Allama Iqbal Medical College in Pakistan. He completed internships in obstetrics and gynecology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine-Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and in internal medicine at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, and completed his residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Special interests include minimally invasive surgery such as Essure and in-office hysteroscopy, gynecologic laser surgery, and routine and high risk obstetrics.

Dr. Asif enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.


Dr. Peter Mroz - Women's Health Center at Rochester General HospitalPeter Mroz, MD

Dr. Peter Mroz earned his Baccalaureate degree in Chemistry at the State University of NewYork at Binghamton before attending medical school at St. George’s University School of Medicine. He completed Residency in June 2012 at Staten Island University Hospital. He is a member of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the America Medical Association. Dr. Mroz’s areas of interest and specialty include obstetrics and minimally invasive surgery.


Dr. Mahmoud received his medical degree from Saint Joseph University School of Medicine in Beirut, Lebanon, and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center in Dearborn, Michigan. He was a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist for six years at two academic institutions prior to completing a fellowship in minimally invasive and Robotic Gynecology in New York City in 2014.

Dr. Mahmoud is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and an active member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, and the Society of Laparendoscopic Surgeons. His professional interests include minimally invasive gynecologic surgery/advanced laparoscopic surgery/robotic surgery, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, chronic pelvic pain, urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. He enjoys practicing both low and high risk obstetrics.

In his free time, Dr. Mahmoud enjoys swimming, kayaking, skiing and biking.

M. Robin MacIntyreM. Robin MacIntyre, MSN, CNM
Lead midwife

Board certified by the American College of Nurse Midwifery, M. Robin MacIntyre received her medical education at Daemen College, Craig State School of Nursing, Case Western University, and the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing. Her clinical interests include obstetrics, routine gynecology and adolescent gynecology.

She enjoys taking annual missionary trips to Mexico, music, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Marilyn Brooks, CNM

Marilyn Brooks began working as a nurse at Rochester General Hospital in 1981, and has been a nurse midwife since 2000. Board certified by the American College of Nurse Midwifery, she received her medical education at Monroe Community College, Alfred University, and the University of Rochester, where she received a master’s degree in nurse midwifery. Her clinical interests include family planning, maternity and well-women care.

Ms. Brooks enjoys encouraging environmentally friendly practices, taking advantage of an active outdoor lifestyle in every season, and as an avid motorcyclist since age 19, riding with her three adult children.

Sandra Fischer-Kierecki, MS, CNM, WHNP

Sandra Fischer-Kierecki has been involved in women’s health since 1980. She earned her undergraduate degree at Nazareth College, where she is on the clinical faculty, and her Master of Science degree at Stony Brook University.

Board certified by the American College of Nurse Midwifery, Ms. Fischer-Kierecki worked as a Certified Nurse Midwife at Dansville OB/GYN and The Genesee Hospital before joining the Rochester General Midwifery Service. Her clinical interests include routine and adolescent obstetrical care, and she practices complementary therapies such as Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, and ThetaHealing.

Rosemary Janofsky, CNM, MS

Rosemary Janofsky joined The Women’s Center in 2002. Having worked both in the civilian and military communities as a midwife and to promote the expansion of midwifery services, she continues to serve as a Colonel in the Air Force Reserves and Nurse Corps.

Board certified by the American College of Nurse Midwifery, Ms. Janofsky earned her nursing credentials at D’Youville College and Meharry Medical College. Her clinical interests are in obstetrics and in teaching, as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Rochester and the University of Cincinnati.
Her hobbies include gardening, historical restoration, and artistic development.

Margaret LaPierre, CNM, MS, WHNP

Margaret LaPierre has had a strong interest in women’s health, particularly in childbirth, since she was a young girl. She pursued midwifery after years of working as a teacher and raising four children, and considers delivering her grandson as her greatest joy.

Board certified by the American College of Nurse Midwifery, Ms. LaPierre received a bachelor’s degree in nursing at State University of New York-Brockport and a master’s degree in midwifery at Stony Brook University. Her clinical interests include obstetrics, preventive care, and helping women through the excitement and challenges of pregnancy.

She enjoys reading, watching old movies, travel, and spending time with family.

Lowry Simpson, CNM

Born and raised in Jamaica, Lowry Simpson has cared for women as a midwife since 1993 in a freestanding birth center, an in-hospital birth center, and in a traditional obstetrical setting.

Board certified by the American College of Nurse Midwifery, Ms. Lowry received her nursing and midwifery education in Bebington, England, before marrying and relocating to Rochester. Her clinical interests include routine obstetrical care, adolescent and routine gynecology, family planning, and menopausal management.

She enjoys cooking Jamaican cuisine, interacting with people of different cultures, volunteering for charity organizations, and spending time with family.

Judith Sternberg, WHNP-BC

As a Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner certified by the National Certification Corporation, Judith Sternberg has been with The Women’s Center since 2003. She received her nursing education at Alfred University and the University of Rochester, and has clinical interests in preventive care, wellness care, and teaching.

Ms. Sternberg enjoys being involved in social, political, and environmental issues, as well as gardening, nature, yoga, travel, and the arts.


Lori Steuerwald, RPA-C

Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Lori Steuerwald received her medical education at St. Francis University and joined The Women’s Center in 1988.

In her work promoting women’s care from adolescence through menopause, Ms. Steuerwald has a special interest in endocrinology disorders.

She lives in a 175-year-old restored farmhouse with her husband and two sons, and enjoys gardening, growing vegetables, and keeping busy with building and decorating projects.