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     For over a decade Dr. Rita Shats has been one of the leading physicians on Staten Island. She is one of the most beloved OB/GYN specialists in our community and one of the most respected colleagues at Richmond University Medical Center.  Dr. Shats received her medical education at Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies and graduated as a Chief Resident from St. Vincent’s Medical Center.


     She is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Rita Shats, recently achieved board certification in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, making her the first obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) physician on Staten Island to achieve this specialized certification from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). From Board Certification to becoming the first female physician at RUMC to train and perform robotic surgeries, from multiple awards recognizing her as one of the best attendings, teachers, colleagues at Richmond University Medical Center to becoming an Associate Director of Gynecology, Director of the Family Planning Clinic, Clerkship Director for the American University of Antigua and St. George University School of Medicine, and Associate Professor at New York Medical College, nothing defines her as a successful and powerful Doctor in the business of healthcare as do over 3,000 lives that she humbly brought into this world and who were lucky enough to see her beautiful smile and feel her enormous heart.


     Dr. Shats resides on Staten Island with her husband, two kids, one dog, two fish,   and many pairs of shoes. She enjoys traveling and reading. She is very passionate about her love of cooking. Dr. Shats is fluent in English and Russian.

   “As a physician it is important to always move ahead, to grow, and to continue to develop as the healthcare around us changes, The more knowledge and training I have, the more valuable and helpful I become for my current and future patients.”

Dr. Rita Shats

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