Alessandra I. Hirsch, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Alessandra Hirsch, MS MD is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital. She is proud to care for patients throughout their lifetimes and her clinical practice includes in-office care, inpatient obstetrics, and surgical gynecology. 

Dr. Hirsch is a New York native and received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Cornell University. She then obtained a Master's degree in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University before headig to medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Chicago where she received the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism & Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. Hirsch is a published author with a focus on advocacy. She has written articles on the COVID pandemic and reproductive justice for papers such as the Buffalo Times and the Baltimore Sun. Her clinical interests mirror her writing, and she believes in caring for all who need gynecologic care, including adolescents, the trans- and gender-diverse community, and any patients seeking compassionate, evidence-based care.


Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Pap Smear
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Birth Control
  • Contraceptive Care
  • Family Planning
  • Fibroids
  • Gynecologic Exams
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Irregular Periods/Menstrual Cycles
  • IUD Insertions
  • Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Miscarriage
  • Obstetrical Care
  • Pap Smear
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Care
  • Routine Gynecology
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital


  • French


  • Female

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Fellowship: University of Chicago


Selected Publications

Abortion is my Birthright, by Alessandra Hirsch Op-Ed, The Baltimore Sun, June 2022

A G.I. Bill for Health Care Works, by Alessandra Hirsch Op-Ed, The Pittsburgh Tribune Review, May 2020

Fugh-Berman, A., & Hirsch, A. Taking Sides: Should Ob/Gyns Prescribe Flibanserin for Their Patients? Contemporary OB/GYN, August 2016

Fugh-Berman, A. & Hirsch, A. Flibanserin and Feminism. Impact Ethics, August 2015

Hirsch, A., Fugh-Berman, A. & Holliman, A. The Drug That Cried Feminism. Hastings Bioethics Form, January 2015

Hogenmiller, A., Hirsch, A., & Fugh-Berman, A. The Score is Even. Hastings Bioethics Forum, June 2016

Huo, S., Scialli, A.R., McGarvey, S., Hill, E., Tugertimur, B., Hogenmiler, A., Hirsch, A., Fugh-Berman, A. Treatment of Men for "Low Testosterone": A Systematic Review. PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.016248

Omicron and the Last Straw, by Alessandra Hirsch Op-Ed, The Pittsburgh Tribune Review, January 2022

Texas Abortion Law Hurts Doctor-Patient Relationship, by Alessandra Hirsch Op-Ed, The Buffalo News, October 2021