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Jill Maura Rabin, MD

Associate Investigator, Oncology & Cell Biology, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Co-Chief, Division of Ambulatory Care, Women’s Health Programs-PCAP Services, North Shore-LIJ Health System

Head, Urogynecology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, North Shore-LIJ Medical Group

Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Phone: (718) 470-7660
Email: jrabin@nshs.edu

About the Investigator

Jill Maura Rabin, MD, is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Co-Director of the Advanced Clinical Experience (ACE) in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hofstra-North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, and Co-Chief of the Division of Ambulatory Care, Women’s Health Programs, PCAP Services at the North Shore-LIJ Health System and Head of Urogynecology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York. Dr. Rabin earned her MD from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, in Brooklyn in 1981. She then served a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine until 1985, followed by a fellowship in Urogynecology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center from 1989 to 1992.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Rabin is a journal reviewer for several peer-reviewed medical journals including the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the International Urogynecologic Journal. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Urogynecologic Society and the International Continence Society. In addition, she is an active researcher, consultant, frequently invited lecturer and media spokesperson. A practicing urogynecologist for over twenty years, Dr. Rabin has authored three books on women’s health including “Mind Over Bladder”, a step-by-step guide to continence and holds several patents for medical devices designed to increase safety and comfort for patients and their physicians.

Music has played a key role in Dr. Rabin’s life for as long as she can remember; she has held a student pulpit as Cantor of Congregation Adath Israel, in Newtown, Connecticut for over fifteen years.

Research Focus

Dr. Rabin’s research ranges from basic science work (on estrogen receptor heterogeneity) to clinical (from various ambulatory care issues in Obstetrics and Gynecology to Urogynecology) as well as medical device development and testing (resulting in five patents and one copyright, to date). Currently she is focusing on methods to improve efficacy, quality and patient safety in ambulatory care and in the ‘voltage change’ that occurs from the hospital to the outpatient setting. Bringing urinary incontinence to the fore of our national conscience is a passion and area of current research; an extrapolation of her clinical subspecialty of Urogynecology. Reducing the clinical impact of incontinence has the potential to vastly improve people’s lives (women in particular) and reduce healthcare costs associated with this condition (currently nearly thirty billion dollars per year).

Dr. Rabin has a long-standing interest in the emotional health and well-being of women of reproductive age/pregnant and postpartum and have worked clinically with our Ambulatory Psychiatry Team and Dr. Tina Walch regarding these perinatal mood/postpartum issues. We have issued clinical material for patients and their caregivers in this regard, including two videos-‘Why am I Blue?’ and “Ask the Question”. In addition, Dr. Rabin is interested in the role periodontal health impacts on Perinatal course and postpartum outcome and have helped to develop a program for all pregnant women at our Medical Center. This program targets those who have oral health needs who have not seen a dentist with the past six months and refers them to a dental office for needed dental and periodontal care.

Scientific presentations have included issues pertaining to women’s health, treatment of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse as well as medical and surgical device development and results of trials. Various venues include local, national and international scientific meetings as well as radio, television, internet and print media.

Published research thus far includes peer-reviewed papers, several chapters and three books. Major areas of interest include ambulatory care and women’s health (breast cancer, adolescent and adult health and comprehensive health programs), urogynecology, medical education and medical device research and development. Particular interests are the development and implementation of a graduate medical ambulatory curriculum in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as a multi-dimensional, integrated curriculum in Obstetrics and Gynecology for the undergraduate medical student.

Education

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Degree: BA
1975
Field of Study: Premedical

State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Degree: MD
1981
Field of Study: Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, NY 
1985
Field of Study: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
1985
Field of Study: Urology

Honors and Awards

2005 National Faculty Award, The Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics & Gynecology
2008 The Leo M. Davidoff Society of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Membership
2008 The George M. Estabrook Distinguished Service Award, Hofstra University
2011 Biographical Inclusion, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, AN Marquis, publisher
2010-2013 Biographical Inclusion, Who’s Who in America, AN Marquis, publisher

Publications
  1. Rabin JM, Seltzer V, Pollack S. “The Long Term Benefits of a Comprehensive Teenage Pregnancy Program.” Clin Pediatr 1991;30(5):305-309.
  2. Rabin JM, Seltzer V, Pollack S. “The Benefits of a Comprehensive Teenage Pregnancy Program.” Am J of Gynecol Health 1992; 6(3):66-74.
  3. Seltzer V, Rabin JM, Benjamin F. “Teenager’s Awareness of AIDS and the Impact on Their Sexual Behavior.” Obstet Gynecol 1989; 74(1):55-59.
  4. Rabin JM, Weinstein ED, Seltzer VL, Langer M, Kohn N, “Benefits of a Comprehensive, Publicly Funded Prenatal Care and Obstetrics Program.”
  5. Rabin JM, Hall, C. “What the practicing psychiatrist needs to know about urinary incontinence.” Med Update Psychiatr 1996;1(2):71-76.

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