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Maimonides doctor recognized as leading Caribbean-born physician

July 26, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Dr. Millicent Comrie, director of the Brooklyn Heights Women’s Center at Maimonides Medical Center. Photo courtesy of Maimonides

Maimonides Medical Center has announced that Dr. Millicent Comrie, director of the Brooklyn Heights Women’s Center at Maimonides, has been named among the “Top 10 Caribbean-Born Female Doctors in the U.S.” by News Americas.

“Dr. Comrie is a premier obstetrician and gynecologist,” said Ken Gibbs, president and CEO of Maimonides. “This outstanding designation speaks to the excellent quality of care we provide at Maimonides.” 

Comrie has been caring for patients for more than 40 years and has dedicated her practice to the education, diagnosis and treatment of complex health conditions facing women today.

A pioneer in the advanced care and surgical treatment of fibroids, Comrie has been instrumental in developing techniques that allow women to retain their uterus and not have to undergo a hysterectomy, thus preserving fertility. She has integrated gynecological and radiological approaches in the treatment of fibroids, which strikes a disproportionate number of women of color.  

Comrie also participates in the Blood Management Program at Maimonides. Using special techniques and advanced technologies, Comrie performs complex surgical procedures that not only allow for potential preservation of fertility, but also enable her to avoid the use of blood transfusions for patients who wish to do so.

“I am honored to receive this designation,” said Comrie. “It has been unbelievably gratifying to provide comprehensive women’s health services to the residents of Brooklyn and beyond.” 

Comrie was also recently honored for being a leader in medicine by the Society of Foreign Consuls, an international organization representing the world’s largest consular corps in New York.

“My desire to improve women’s health is the driving force behind my work,” explained Comrie. “Education is a strong weapon in the hands of patients, surgeons and other health care professionals.”

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 The Brooklyn Heights Women’s Center at Maimonides is located at 26 Court St.

 

—Information courtesy of Maimonides

 

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