Amos Grünebaum, MD, FACOG is a New York obstetrician and gynecologist. He is a Professor Emeritus at the prestigious Ivy League Medical School Weill Cornell Medicine, as well as a specialist in high-risk pregnancies (maternal-fetal medicine). Dr. Amos has been recognized among America’s Top Doctors and has been named as a New York Super Doctor.
Born in Israel and raised in Germany, Dr. Amos received his M.D. from Germany’s University of Cologne Medical School which was established in 1388 as the fourth university in the Holy Roman Empire. His post-doctoral training includes a residency in Pathology at City Hospital Leverkausen (Germany), residencies in Anesthesia at Weyerthal Hospital, Cologne (Germany), and Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn (NY), a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn (NY) and a Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn. He accepted a faculty appointment at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in 2001.
Over his 40+ years as an ObGyn in New York, Dr. Amos has delivered more than 5,000 babies and has supervised more than 20,000 deliveries. He is the author and co-author of more than 60 peer-reviewed, scientific articles, abstracts, and book chapters. Dr. Amos continues to hone his passion of improving patient safety and has published many papers and shown that hospitals and doctors can make it safer to deliver a baby while at the same time successfully reduce medical liability and also reduce safely cesarean delivery rates.
For the past 20 years, he has helped tens of thousands of couples around the world achieve their dream of getting pregnant by increasing their chance of conception through his online fertility tools and education. By his latest count, he has answered over 100,000 questions on the internet about wide-ranging issues, and he has become one of the leading web authorities on fertility and pregnancy. In his work, he has created several highly successful pregnancy and fertility sites in the U.S. and Europe.
Dr. Amos developed BabyMed.com to share his knowledge about pregnancy and fertility with couples trying to get pregnant. BabyMed was launched in 2001 and quickly became one of the most popular international fertility and pregnancy sites with many interactive pregnancy and fertility tools. In a peer-reviewed published research BabyMed.com was found to be the most accurate website among all those reviewed.
One of Dr. Amos’ strongest recommendations for couples considering parenthood is preconception counseling. He conceived a successful line of fertility products with Fairhaven Health including FertilAid, and FertileCM. He encourages patients to see a doctor well before conception — as soon as they begin trying to get pregnant — to make sure they have everything in place to continue with the nine months of pregnancy.
Dr. Amos co-authored two books with Dr. Ruth Westheimer, “Sexually Speaking” and “Pregnancy Guide for Couples,” and participated in a nationwide radio and bookstore campaign. Dr. Amos also helped Rosie Pope, the star of “Pregnant in Heels” write the book “Mommy IQ” in which they answer important questions about fertility and pregnancy. Dr. Amos delivered all of Rosie Pope’s four children, two boys and two girls, and he had a small role in her TV series.
Hollywood And TV
In addition, Dr. Amos is a seasoned media personality and actor. During a short but intense Hollywood career, Dr. Amos played Marisa Tomei’s obstetrician in the Ron Howard movie, The Paper. Over the years, he has appeared on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and the Charlie Rose show as well as several news programs and on public television. He has also been quoted in numerous magazines including Cosmopolitan and Hollywood Life.