Dr. Eliza Orzylowska DeBow
“Through my work, I aim to educate women about their bodies and what changes to expect throughout their lives and help them manage their periods, family planning, and other aspects of gynecological health.”
- Attending Physician at the Physician Affiliate Group of New York, Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY, 2017–present
- Site Director of the third-year medical student clerkship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
- Licensed to practice medicine in the states of New York and California
- Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Loma Linda University Medical Center, CA, 2012–2016
- Degree in Medicine from the SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Brooklyn, NY 2012
- Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from Macaulay Honors College, New York City University, 2007
- “Food intake diet and sperm characteristics in a blue zone: a Loma Linda Study.” European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, vol. 203, Aug 2016, doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2016.05.043
- “A simple sperm DNA toroid integrity test and risk of miscarriage.” BioMed Research International, 15 Jan 2015, doi: 10.1155/2015/780983
My Journey in Medicine
I was drawn to obstetrics and gynecology because I wanted to not only provide medical care for women, but also be their advocate in the health care system. Every day in my clinical practice, I strive to take care of and be present for all types of patients as they journey through their reproductive years, pregnancy, labor, and menopause. I do this by asking the right questions, listening to their concerns, and providing compassionate and personalized care.
Educating medical students is another driving force behind my passion for the field. As the Site Director at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, I coach students through their first clinical experiences of labor and delivery in addition to gynecological surgery in the operating room. I enjoy seeing my students care for patients, grow their knowledge, and create clinical plans of their own. Guiding and inspiring them to provide evidence-based care and possibly pursue the specialty of OB-GYN energizes my work, and it’s very fulfilling to have this important impact on the next generation of medical practitioners.
In my research, I have investigated different sperm characteristics with the goal to better understand male fertility. Together with my fellow researchers, we found that a plant-based diet may reduce sperm quality and developed a new sperm quality test to associate different factors with fertilization, pregnancy, and miscarriage.
At Flo, I enjoy providing my expertise about gynecological topics and playing a part in making health information more accessible and understandable to users around the globe.
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