Dr. Matera has been in private practice in Manhattan since 1992, was one of the founding physicians of Madison Women’s Health and Fertility, a full service gynecology, infertility and reproductive endocrinology practice on the upper east side of Manhattan. Although a specialist by training, she has always been committed to women’s health as a whole, both physically and emotionally, through all stages of life. She strives to deliver individualized, thorough and thoughtful care to each woman and provide the most up-to-date, but also scientifically proven, medical treatments.
Dr. Cristina Matera is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She graduated summa cum laude from Boston College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and received her medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine in 1986. Thereafter she completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship training at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Matera maintained her academic appointment at Columbia University and the New York Presbyterian Hospital from 1992 through 2016. From 1996 to 2000, she was the Medical Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Clinic at Columbia University, the longest functioning infertility clinic in the metropolitan New York City area. Since 2000, she has worked together with the New York University Langone Fertility Center as a satellite center for IVF, Donor Egg and Egg Freezing treatments for her private practice and in 2017 changed her academic affiliation to the NYU Langone Medical Center. She continues to teach residents and medical students and to mentor undergraduate students from Boston College and young Italian American women through the National Organization of Italian American Women.
Dr, Matera has received numerous teaching awards and is regularly cited as one of New York City’s finest physicians by Castle Connolly, Marquis Publication Board, Strathmore’s Who’s Who and New York Magazine, and top US reproductive endocrinologist/infertility by US News and World Report in 2011. She has published numerous peer reviewed scientific articles on topics including placental function, complex neuroendocrine hormone regulation, ectopic pregnancies and hysteroscopic surgery. Her clinical interests include infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, care for the transgender patient, menstrual dysfunction at all ages, menopause and hormone replacement therapy, and overall wellness from the teenage years to maturity.