Oh, hi! My name is Heather Irobunda, and I’m an Obstetrician Gynecologist based in Queens, New York. Before we jump in to how got here, I want to start with the most important thing – why I’m here!
After completing four years of medical school, four years of residency, four years as an active duty Army OB/GYN , and now working for NYC Health and Hospitals, I’ve treated thousands of patients.This experience has shed light on many themes, but one really stands out to me – there is a major gap in access to reliable, transparent online information for women to learn about their health. Having seen both sides of the doctor patient relationship, I know there are issues with women, particularly women of color, being able to feel comfortable with their healthcare providers.
I know doctors can be intimidating, but I’m here to show you that they don’t have to be. Doctors are patients (and people) too, and I hope to use my experiences, personal and professional, to help all women feel they can make informed decisions and become advocates for themselves. Through my passion for community health paired with my medical expertise, my goal is to help women to feel empowered when seeking medical care.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” – Gandhi