Your NYC Neighbor – is a way of introducing New Yorkers to a rich community of savvy parents and business owners. New York is a diverse City bustling with all kinds of families and personalities. We also love to grab tips and recommendations from moms and dads in certain neighborhoods and throughout the 5 Boroughs, and especially people who have created a product, service or site that helps new parents. Meet George Mussalli one of the amazing partners at Village Obstetrics where pregnancy care, midwifery and Ob Gyn combine to make your birth journey a unique experience.
Tell us a bit about yourself?
My professional education began at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. Just as I was graduating my first child Katherine Marie was born and I learned with new insight what childbirth was really about and how important it is to be around our New York extended family. We moved back settling in Westchester County and I started my Ob/Gyn residency at Metropolitan Hospital and Westchester Medical Center. I had three more children then started my high risk obstetrics training completing a Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) fellowship program at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in London, England and then came to New York at the age of 10 growing up in Woodside, Queens.
Where do you live and work?
I’ve been in Westchester County for 24 years, but the kids are grown and I’m heading to Manhattan! I’ve been exploring a bit and so far somewhere close to Zabar’s seems best! (Upper West Side)
Why do like the Upper West Side?
More seriously I think the Upper West Side feels quieter and more open. It’s near central park and did I mention Zabar’s?
What do you do?
I’m an obstetrician and MFM specialist which just means that I also take care of high risk pregnancies.
Why do you love your work?
Birth is one of the most transformative experiences of our lives. We sacrifice so that our children find opportunity and happiness. To help couples through this amazing journey draws on many skills that I find professionally satisfying as well as challenging.
What is unique about your business?
Our product is a precious little baby and grateful parents – that’s pretty special. It is always thrilling every time even after delivering thousands, it never gets routine.
Check out Village Obstetrics here.
1225 Park Avenue at 95th Street, NY, NY