Laura E. Riley, M.D.
Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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Laura E. Riley, M.D.

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Maternal & Fetal Medicine
  • Maternal & Fetal Medicine
  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine
  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine


  • High-Risk Pregnancy
  • High-Risk Pregnancy
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) Consult
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) Consult
  • High Risk Obstetrics
  • High Risk Obstetrics


A renowned obstetrician and maternal-fetal medicine specialist, Laura E. Riley, MD, was appointed Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine in 2018. In her role, Dr. Riley leads the new state-of-the-art NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns and oversees obstetrics and gynecology at NewYork-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell, NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, and NewYorkPresbyterian Queens.

A highly accomplished physician-researcher and leader in women’s health, Dr. Riley continues to build upon the department’s reputation for clinical excellence while shepherding it into the next stage of innovation in women’s healthcare delivery. In addition to furthering clinical and outcomes research, she strengthens education and training programs to nurture the next generation of obstetricians and gynecologists.

Before Dr. Riley joined NewYork-Presbyterian, she served as Vice Chair of Obstetrics and Medical Director of Labor and Delivery at Massachusetts General Hospital. An internationally recognized expert on obstetrics infectious diseases, she has worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other agencies to develop practice guidelines for pregnancy care of women with Group B strep, Zika, Ebola, COVID-19, and influenza viruses.



Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Given Foundation Professor in Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1985
  • B.A., Harvard University, 1981


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • * United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WorldWide Medical

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External Relationships

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