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General Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Neha Bhardwaj, MD, MS

Faculty Attending Physician

Office Location

1090 Amsterdam Avenue, Suite 10B
New York, New York 10025
212-523-5179

Board Certifications

Board eligible in obstetrics and gynecology

Education
  • 2004 BA, Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
  • 2010 MD, Rush Medical College, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2010-2014 Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • 2014-2016 Family Planning Fellowship, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque
  • 2016 MS, Biomedical Science, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Academic Appointment

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Special Interests or Skills
  • All aspects of general gynecology
  • Complex contraception
  • Miscarriage management
  • Family planning, including abortion and contraception.

Neha Bhardwaj, MS, MD, is a faculty physician whose practice includes all aspects of general gynecology, with a special emphasis on family planning, including abortion and contraception. She is a trained academic subspecialist in the field, having recently completed the Family Planning Fellowship Program in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

Dr. Bhardwaj began her academic training when she attended Northwestern University for her BA in psychology, graduating in 2004. During her undergraduate career, she spent six months as an Amnesty International human rights educator at a nearby high school, and a year as a research assistant, studying the social psychology of stereotypes. After graduation from Northwestern, she stayed in the Chicago area, at Heartland Alliance, where she was a mental health worker.

She entered the Rush University Medical College in 2006, and earned her medical degree there in 2010. She participated in many professional activities as a medical student. Notably, from 2008-2010, she was co-founder and treasurer of the college’s chapter of Medical Students for Choice. She also chaired several committees for the American Medical Students’ Association.

Dr. Bhardwaj completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 2014. During residency, she earned numerous awards for teaching medical students, and was an administrative chief during her final year.

During her fellowship training, she played a standout role as an advocate for women’s reproductive healthcare and abortion rights, testifying before the New Mexico State Legislature, leading reproductive health empowerment workshops, and serving as a mentor to obstetrics and gynecology residents in women’s health education. Her scholarly achievements include a number of research presentations and publications on contraception education. Also during her fellowship, she earned a master’s degree in biomedical science at the University of New Mexico.

Dr. Bhardwaj speaks conversational Spanish and Punjabi, and is fluent in Hindi.

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What Happens When You Quit the Pill?

Dr. Bhardwaj, a faculty member at Mount Sinai West and an assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine, was recently interviewed for Health.com’s story, “9 Things That Might Happen to Your Body When You Quit Birth Control Pills.” In the story, Dr. Bhardwaj discusses acne and irregular periods that may occur when you discontinue oral contraceptive pills, but offers reassurance that quitting the pill is not likely to make you gain weight. In addition, she comments on a particular benefit of using contraceptive pills. "Decreasing the risk of pregnancy for a woman may allow her to enjoy the experience of sex more," says Dr. Bhardwaj.