Richard N. Waldman, M.D.


Senior Medical Consultant

Dr. Richard N. Waldman, a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is the past president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a premier private, not-for-profit organization of 56,000 members dedicated to the advancement of women’s health care through continuing medical education, practice, and research.

Dr. Waldman is the President of the Medical Staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, NY and a member of the Board of Trustees. He previously served as the hospital’s Chairman for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medical Director of Performance Improvement.

He has been practicing OB-GYN care in the Syracuse area since 1976 and is President of Associates for Women’s Medicine, a nine physician obstetric and gynecological specialty practice.

Dr. Waldman has advocated for improvements in the health and welfare of women throughout his career. Among other things, he established the first hospital-based midwifery practice in central New York. He carried through his passion in this area as president of ACOG from 2010-2011 and as Chairman of the Council of District Chairs of ACOG in Washington, D.C. He was President of the Central New York Obstetrics and Gynecology Society and was a member of the board of the National Perinatal Association.

He has lectured extensively on pregnancy and childbirth across the United States and has also lectured internationally. Most recently he spearheaded a team of obstetrical safety educators in Russia and in 2011 he received an Emeritus Professorship at the Kulakoff Center for Perinatal Research in Moscow.

He has published several articles in peer review journals and recently co-edited an issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America dedicated to collaborative practice.

He has received numerous honors, including a U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal, an ACOG District Service Award, an ACOG Section Service Award, and an award for community service from the Onondaga Medical Society.

Dr. Waldman received his medical degree from the New Jersey College of Medicine (1972). He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY.