Amos Grunebaum
Amos Grunebaum is one of the top US obstetricians and gynecologists. His subspecialty is in maternal-fetal medicine
Maternal-fetal medicine
Maternal-Fetal medicine is the branch of obstetrics that focuses on the medical and surgical management of high-risk pregnancies. Management includes monitoring and treatment including comprehensive ultrasound, chorionic villus sampling, genetic amniocentesis, and fetal surgery or treatment....


Early life

Dr. Grunebaum was born on January 27, 1950 in Tirat Carmel
Tirat Carmel
Tirat Carmel , or Tirat HaCarmel, is a city in the Haifa District in Israel. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics , at the end of 2007 the city had a total population of 18,700....

. In 1953 his family moved to Cologne
Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city , and is the largest city both in the Germany Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than ten million inhabitants.Cologne is located on both sides of the...

, Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

, where his father Freddie was born and grew up. From 1956 to 1960, Dr. Grunebaum attended the Westerwaldschule in Cologne, Germany, then entered Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium in Cologne in 1960 and attended medical school at the University of Cologne
University of Cologne
The University of Cologne is one of the oldest universities in Europe and, with over 44,000 students, one of the largest universities in Germany. The university is part of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, an association of Germany's leading research universities...

 in Germany from 1968 to 1975.

From 1978 to 1982 he did his residency
Residency (medicine)
Residency is a stage of graduate medical training. A resident physician or resident is a person who has received a medical degree , Podiatric degree , Dental Degree and who practices...

 in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Downstate Medical Center, and the Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn
Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs, with nearly 2.6 million residents, and the second-largest in area. Since 1896, Brooklyn has had the same boundaries as Kings County, which is now the most populous county in New York State and the second-most densely populated...

, New York
New York
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, and in 1984 he completed a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the same institution.

In 1994 Dr.Grunebaum appeared in his first Hollywood movie, The Paper
The Paper
The Paper is a 1994 American comedy-drama film directed by Ron Howard and starring Michael Keaton, Robert Duvall, and Glenn Close. The film depicts 24 hours in a newspaper editor's professional and personal life.-Plot:...

 by Ron Howard
Ron Howard
Ronald William "Ron" Howard is an American actor, director, and producer. He came to prominence as a child actor, playing Opie Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show for eight years, and later the teenaged Richie Cunningham in the sitcom Happy Days for six years...

, where he played an obstetrician.

Dr. Grunebaum is presently the Director of Obstetrics
Obstetrics is the medical specialty dealing with the care of all women's reproductive tracts and their children during pregnancy , childbirth and the postnatal period...

 and the Chief of Labor and Delivery at the New York Weill Cornell Medical Center which is part of the Weill Cornell Medical College and the New York Presbyterian Medical Center. Until 2005 he was also the Director of the WebMD
WebMD is an American corporation which provides health information services. It was founded in 1996 by Jim Clark and Pavan Nigam as Healthscape, later Healtheon, and then acquired WebMD in 1999 to form Healtheon/WebMD...

 Fertility Center and in charge of the WebMD TTC (Trying To Conceive) message board.

His BabyMed website is one of the most popular websites for fertility and pregnancy with many million hits per month. Dr. Grunebaum also formulated the best-selling FertilAid
Fertilaid, was one of the first organically certified fertilizers acknowledged by the California Certification of Organics , in 1979. A nation-wide process for certification did not begin to exist in the United States until 1990 per the National Organic Food Act...

 Supplements and co-wrote a book with Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Ruth Westheimer
Ruth Westheimer is an American sex therapist, media personality, and author. Best known as Dr. Ruth, the New York Times described her as a "Sorbonne-trained psychologist who became a kind of cultural icon in the 1980s...

called "Dr. Ruth's Guide to Sex During Pregnancy". His professional website can be found at
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