Dr. Lee Ellen Morrone's journey into medicine began in childhood. She credits her warm bedside manner, compassionate demeanor and keen diagnostic and listening skills to her personal experience growing up with a physically disabled and developmentally delayed sibling. She has spent over three decades working with physically, mentally and emotionally challenged children and young adults.

Dr. Morrone was raised in Brooklyn, New York.  After graduating in 1977 as Valedictorian of her high school class, she  pursued her undergraduate degree at Barnard CollegeDr. Morrone graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1981 with a BA in Biology.  She completed her medical training at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons where she was  inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor SocietyAfter graduating in 1985 at the top of her class, she pursued her ObGyn residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center She completed her training in 1989 and entered into private practice wherein she has spent the last 25 years helping thousands of women achieve optimal wellness as they progress through each stage of womanhood.

Dr. Morrone has received repeated accolades for her intuitive diagnostic  skills, caring bedside manner.  and precision in gynecologic surgery.  Obstetric patients praise her tireless dedication and commitment  throughout pregnancy and delivery.   She consistently achieves the highest rankings in obstetric and gynecology patient satisfaction surveys for her ease in listening to her patients and devoting her undivided attention to the patient she is treating as she partners with them to achieve unified mind and body well being

Dr. Morrone has repeatedly been included in America's Registry of Outstanding Professional and Business WomanAmerica's Guide to Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists,Who's Who Of Professional and Business Women,  BEST DOCTORS in America and the New York Times SUPER DOCS. She serves as an expertconsultant for Best Doctors 

Dr. Morrone  is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of The Society of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons and member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.   She  has been a featured speaker on Lifetime Television, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and the Oxygen Cable Network.

Dr. Morrone is married and has a daughter and a son.

In her free time loves reading, cooking and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Dr. Morrone offers  consultative services once per month In Rhinebeck, NY  at the Integrative Wellness Center & Institute of Rhinebeck  

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We are affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center, which spans 98th-102nd Streets along Fifth and Madison Avenues.  Mount Sinai, annually listed as a  BEST  Hospital in US News and World Report,  is a  renowned clinical and research institution.   

 Dr. Karen Kirsch was raised in Great Neck, New York.  Her mom and dad, both professionals, taught her about  the importance of excellent communication and attentive listening skills which have been invaluable in her approach to patient care.

After graduating at the top of her class in high school, she attended SUNY Binghampton where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1982 with a BA in Biology.  Dr. Kirsch completed her medical school training in 1987 at the esteemed Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. She returned to New York  to pursue her postgraduate training. She completed her Ob/Gyn residency in 1991 at The Long Island College Hospital. Soon after graduating,  she and Dr. Morrone's paths fortuitously crossed. They joined in practice and have been working together for the past 25 years, treating patients from all over the world who seek out and treasure their expert medical care, attention to detail, sincere and approachable demeanor and interchangeable management styles

Dr. Kirsch is passionate about educating young women on health awareness and has built an excellent reputation in Adolescent Gynecology for her ability to connect easily with and guide adolescent girls through their transition into womanhood.  She speaks frequently at high schools throughout New York City educating young women about adolescent health issues, proper nutrition, exercise awareness and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases

Dr. Kirsch's expertise in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology has been recognized by her peers who have selected her for inclusion in  the Best Doctors in America Who's Who of Professional and Business Women, Americas Top Obstetricians 

and Gynecologists and Super Doctors  published in the New York Times. 

Dr. Karen Kirsch is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the Society of Laparo-endoscopic Surgeons and a member of the Institute of Ultrasound Medicine.

Dr. Kirsch is married and has a son. During her free time, she enjoys skiing, reading and pursuing her passion for travel -  researching new and exciting destinations and dining  venues throughout the world.