Lesley Cohen, CNM, MSN, MPH

“With women for a lifetime”, the American College of Nurse-Midwives motto, is true and dear to Lesley Cohen’s heart.  As a midwife for almost 20 years, Lesley has dedicated her professional life to caring for, empowering, and educating women.

She found her passion for women’s health issues during her college years at Penn State University where she participated in women’s health research and learned of midwifery as a profession.  After receiving a Masters degree in Public Health, she followed her heart and pursued nursing and midwifery at Columbia University. 

Lesley has worked at several NYC healthcare institutions, including NYU Brooklyn (formerly Lutheran Medical Center), Choices Women’s Medical Center, Ryan Nena Community Health Center, and currently she is the Director of Midwifery at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.  Each of these sites has a diverse and culturally rich population from whom Lesley has learned so much as well as had the privilege of caring for. In addition to providing direct patient care, Lesley also enjoys mentoring midwifery, nurse practitioner and medical students, ensuring that the next generation of providers is indoctrinated with the grace of midwifery care. 

Lesley is thrilled to be joining The Augury for Women’s Health & Midwifery.  Knowing that this practice provides the highest quality of care, she looks forward to bringing her rigorous clinical skills, dedication to patient education and commitment to providing compassionate care to the women at The Augury.