Basma Faris, MD, CCMS
Certified December 29, 2020.
Dr. Basma Faris is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist. Dr. Faris attended the University of California at Berkeley where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Sciences. She went on to complete a Masters of Science in Nutrition at Brooklyn College. She received her medical degree from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University at Buffalo in 2009. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Faris began her career in healthcare as a Registered Dietitian. She worked with adults and children to manage chronic health conditions and obesity. She developed curricula for group nutrition interventions for children, pregnant women, and adults. As a resident she published a study on the impact of lifestyle intervention on pregnancy outcomes in obese pregnant women. She recently completed her Certification as a Culinary Medicine Specialist.
She currently practices Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine in NYC. Prior to joining Weill Cornell in 2018, she was an Attending at Lutheran Medical Center and Lutheran Family Health Centers, now NYU Langone Brooklyn. There she served as the medical student Clerkship Director, as well as Associate Residency Program Director and she led the peer review committee for the department.
Dr. Faris practices General Obstetrics and Gynecology and cares for women in all life stages. She cares for normal and high-risk pregnancies, benign gynecological conditions, contraception and family planning and minor gynecologic surgery. She imparts her nutrition knowledge as part of routine care. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Outside of work she enjoys cooking, knitting and being active with her family. Her North African & Mediterranean background influences her culinary perspective and lifestyle.