Julia Polk, MD, is a faculty attending obstetrician and gynecologist at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West. In addition, she is a clinical instructor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is board eligible in general obstetrics and gynecology. She has special interests in gynecologic care after and during menopause, and sexual health. However, she offers comprehensive ob/gyn care in all aspects of the field.
In 2007, Dr. Polk received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University with honors, having majored in anthropology and minored in global health. The following year, she pursued her interest in global health as an instructor and research intern at the National School of Public Health in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Dr. Polk received her medical education at the Ben Gurion University Medical School for International Health, in Beer Sheva, Israel. The school has an association with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. During medical school she spent time rotating in rural medical facilities in Ethiopia and India. After graduating from medical school in 2012, Dr. Polk became a resident in obstetrics and gynecology at Drexel University College of Medicine, in Philadelphia, graduating in 2016.
As an obstetrics and gynecology resident, Dr. Polk was awarded Drexel’s Golden Apple Teaching Award in 2016, and their Award for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching in 2015. She also presented research at national meetings on chronic cervicitis and on gynecologic laparoscopy, and published a literature review on the impact of maternal upper respiratory infections on perinatal outcomes. She co-authored a chapter on induction of labor in the Oxford Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Edition 3, January 2017.
She is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and Hebrew. She speaks medical French.