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Samuel Rafalin M.D., F.A.C.O.G

Dr. Samuel Rafalin is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has been providing OB/GYN care in New York City since finishing his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is a graduate of Brandeis University followed by New York Medical College.

This foundation has allowed him to provide his patients with full-scope obstetrical and gynecologic care, including routine and complex prenatal care, routine and complex gynecology, gynecologic surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. During his residency he received the Marvin Zuckerman prize for surgical excellence.

Prior to starting Central Park South Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates, Dr. Rafalin provided care specializing in obstetrics, gynecology, and family planning. He is comfortable providing the full range of OB/GYN care from routine prenatal and gynecologic care to complex pregnancies and gynecologic surgical interventions.

Dr. Rafalin provides care in a compassionate, warm, and approachable manner. His fluency in English and Spanish and his proficiency in French and Hebrew allow him to care and communicate with a wide range of patients. He is sought out by patients from all over the world.

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Angela Ferin, C.N.M., M.S.


Angela Ferin is a friendly and thoughtful certified nurse midwife serving the greater New York City area. Angela has been working with birthing families since 2002, first as a doula and childbirth educator, then as a registered nurse, and now a midwife. She received her Associates degree in Nursing from Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing, and her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing from St. Francis College. She went on to attend the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center where she earned her Master’s degree in Midwifery. In addition to providing quality midwifery care, Angela is also a certified lactation counselor (CLC). She is credentialed by the American Midwifery Certification Board and is a member of The American College of Nurse Midwives. Currently, Angela practices with Central Park South Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates where she provides complete obstetric and prenatal care to expectant birthing people in a comfortable and caring environment. Patients from across Manhattan and the nearby communities also see Angela for comprehensive gynecologic visits and family planning. Her experience with birth in New York, Amsterdam, and London has given her insight into a variety of cultural backgrounds. This combined with her warm and calm personality allows her to be compassionate and mindful of every family’s particular needs during their reproductive years and beyond. She is committed to the well-being of her patients and establishing long-lasting relationships with them. Her popularity among her patients is a result of years of dedicated service.

Lactation Support

If you have recently given birth, Angela Ferin, CNM can also provide you with postpartum lactation support. As a certified lactation counselor, she has over 20 years of experience supporting parents through their breastfeeding journey. When you choose our office, you will receive comprehensive breastfeeding counseling and lactation support visits immediately following birth. These services are included in your care with Central Park South Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates and take place in our office to provide you with individual support to help with newborn latching, feeding and hunger cues, engorgement, breast pumps, milk storage, and other topics related to breastfeeding. Our patients find this one-on-one care to be a wonderful and helpful addition to their care plan.

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Richard Lumiere M.D., F.A.C.O.G


Dr. Richard Lumiere is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been providing integrated, compassionate women’s healthcare for over 30 years. After receiving his bachelor's degree from Cornell University, he went on to medical school at Cornell University Medical College. He completed his residency at New York Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Lumiere is fluent in English and French. His vast experience allows him to continue to provide excellent personalized women’s healthcare.

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