Providers

Meet Your Birthing Team

The highly-experienced doctors, midwives, nurses and other caregivers of Burdett Birth Center are here for you. To arrange an appointment or consultation with one of our participating providers, please call the number listed below for the provider practice.

OB/GYN

St. Peter's OB/GYN

Locations:
855 Route 146, Clifton Park (518) 373-4555
2 Empire Drive, Rensselaer (518) 373-4555
2231 Burdett Ave. Suite 101, Troy (518) 271-3900
55 Mohawk St. Suite 105, Cohoes (518) 786-6270

Deborah Basso, MD

Medical Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Female

Residency: Albany Medical Center

Medical Education: University of South Alabama

Ellen Biggers, MD

Medical Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certification: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Female

Residency: Albany Medical Center

Medical Education: Albany Medical College

Nora Breen, RPA-C

Medical Specialty: Physician Assistant

Board Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Female

Vincent A. Corcoran, MD

Medical Specialty: Gynecology

Board Certification: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Male

Residency: University of California, Irvine Medical Center

Medical Education: Rush Medical College

Dina Gottesman, MD

Medical Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Female

Residency: St. John’s Episcopal Hospital

Medical Education: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Beverly Krauss, MS, RPA-C

Medical Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certification: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Female

Medical Education: Albany Medical College

Ahad Makarachi, MD

Medical Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certification: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Languages Spoken: English / Persian

Gender: Male

Residency: Allegheny University Hospitals

Medical Education: Tehran University of Medical Sciences & Health Services

Lawrence Parsley, MD

Medical Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certification: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Male

Residency: Bethesda Naval Hospital

Medical Education: Albany Medical College

Capital Region Women's Care (CCP)

Locations:
5 Southside Drive, Suite 204, Clifton Park (518) 274-0476
250 Delaware Ave., Delmar (518) 274-0476
101 Jordan Rd., Suite 202, Troy (518) 274-0476

Naomi Bloomfield, MD

Medical Specialty: Gynecology

Board Certification: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Female

Residency: Albany Medical Center / Medical Center Hosp of Vermont

Medical Education: Albany Medical College

Christopher Bloss, MD

Medical Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certification: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Male

Residency: Albany Medical Center

Medical Education: MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine

Steven Deserre, CNM

Medical Specialty: Certified Nurse Midwife

Board Certification: Advanced Practice Midwife

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Male

 

Medical Education: Frontier School of Midwifery & Family Nursing

Mary Elacqua, MD

Medical Specialty: Gynecology

Board Certification: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Female

Residency: Albany Medical Center

Medical Education: Facolta Di Medicina E Chirurgia – La Sapienza

Elizabeth Elsagga, DO

Medical Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certification: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Female

Residency: Rowan University

Medical Education: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Jockular Ford, MD

Medical Specialty: Gynecology

Board Certification: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Male

Residency: Albany Medical Center

Medical Education: University at Buffalo State University of New York

Michelle Gallant, CNM

Medical Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certification: Certified Nursre Midwife

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Female

Medical Education: Baystate Midwifery Education Program

Robert Walter Kelty, MD

Medical Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certification: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Male

Residency: Albany Medical Center

Medical Education: The Sackler School of Medicine of Tel Aviv University

Christopher Medina, MD

Medical Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certification: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Male

Residency: Upstate Medical University

Medical Education: Upstate Medical University

Crystal Santiago, MD

Medical Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Languages Spoken: English
Gender: female
Residency: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx NY
Medical Education:  Saint George’s University School of Medicine, Great River, NY

Pediatrics

Riverview Pediatrics

315 2nd Ave., Troy, NY 12182 (518) 235-6181

William A. Kostun, MD, FAAP

Medical Specialty: Pediatrics
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Languages Spoken: English
Gender: Male
Residency: Albany Medical Center
Medical Education: St. Georges University

Harmony Mills Pediatrics

55 Mohawk Street Suite #101, Cohoes, NY 12047 (518) 233-9500

Mary Kathleen W DiTursi, MD, PhD, FAAP

Medical Specialty: Pediatrics
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Languages Spoken: English
Gender: Female
Residency: Albany Medical Center
Medical Education:  Albany Medical College

St. Peter's Pediatrics

500 Federal Street, Suite 602, Troy, NY 12180 (518) 272-7614

Brijesh K. Tantuwaya, MD

Medical Specialty: Pediatrics
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Languages Spoken: English
Gender: Male
Residency: Brooklyn Hospital Medical Center
Medical Education: Rani Durgavati University

Sikander Manzoor, MD

Medical Specialty: Pediatrics
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Languages Spoken: English
Gender: Male
Residency: Metropolitan Hospital Center
Medical Education: Allama Iqbal Medical College

Garry Durosier, MD

Medical Specialty: Pediatrics
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Languages Spoken: English
Gender: Male
Residency: Brooklyn Hospital Medical Center
Medical Education: University of Haiti

Midwives

Capital Region Midwifery

2019 15th Street, Troy, NY 12180 (518) 326-1620
63 Hurley Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 383-1231
145 Vly Road, Suite 8, Niskayuna, NY 12309 (518) 608-4471

Margaret Holcomb, DNP, CNM

Medical Specialty: Certified Nurse Midwife

Board Certification: Certified Nurse Midwife

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Female

Medical Education: BS in Nursing – University of Rochester
MS in Nursing – Sage Graduate School
Certificate Nurse-Midwifery – SUNY Stony Brook
Doctor of Nursing Practice – Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing

Pamela Platis, CNM

Medical Specialty: Certified Nurse Midwife

Board Certification: Certified Nurse Midwife

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Female

Medical Education: Certificate Nurse-Midwifery – SUNY Brooklyn

Linda Balles, MSN, CNM

Medical Specialty: Certified Nurse Midwife

Board Certification: Certified Nurse Midwife

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Female

Medical Education: Masters Midwifery – Medical University of South Carolina

Maureen Murphy, MS, CM

Medical Specialty: Certified Nurse Midwife

Board Certification: Certified Nurse Midwife

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Female

Medical Education: Masters Midwifery – Philadelphia University

Sage-Femme Midwifery

Sage-Femme Midwifery, 527 Western Avenue, Albany (518) 813-9290

Kelly McDermott

Medical Specialty: Certified Nurse Midwife

Board Certification: Certified Nurse Midwife

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Female

Medical Education: Masters Midwifery

Urology

Capital Region Urology

63 Shaker Rd #202, Albany, (518) 434-1283

Zachary Passaretti, MD

Medical Specialty: Urology, Urologic Oncology

Board Certification: American Board of Urology

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Male

Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk General Hospital

Medical Education: University of Virginia

Barry Shuman, MD

Medical Specialty: Urology

Board Certification: American Board of Urology

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Male

Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Medical Education: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Troy Urology Associates

267 Hoosick Street, Troy, (518) 272-1333

Kandasamychetty Perumal, MD, FACS

Medical Specialty: Surgery, General, Urology

Board Certification: American Board of Urology

Languages Spoken: English

Gender: Male

Residency: Sisters of Charity Hospital
St. Vincent’s Medical Center

Medical Education: Coimbatore Medical College – Dr M.G.R. Medical University