Rashmi Kudesia, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Academic Institute
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Kudesia is Board-Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. After completing her Baccalaureate degree in Biology & Medicine magna cum laude from Brown University, she received her M.D. with honors from the Duke University School of Medicine, where she was selected into a clinical research training program co-sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Her residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the New York Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center was followed by subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center, alongside a Masters’ of Science degree in Clinical Research Methods. She subsequently served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, as well as the Research Rotational Director for the REI fellowship, and Medical Director of the Brooklyn office of the Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York.

Description of Research

Dr. Kudesia is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Androgen Excess & Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Society, and American Medical Association (AMA). She has served in multiple local and national leadership roles in organized medicine, has presented scientific research at national and international conferences, and has received multiple awards and grants for her work. She has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Her current areas of focus include improving in vitro fertilization cycle prognosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, LGBT fertility, and fertility awareness, counseling, and access to care.


Food, nutrition, and fertility: from soil to fork
Maitin-Shepard, M, Werner, EF, Feig, LA, Chavarro, JE, Mumford, SL, Wylie, B, Rando, OJ, Gaskins, AJ, Sakkas, D, Arora, M, Kudesia, R, Lujan, ME, Braun, J & Mozaffarian, D 2024, , American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 119, no. 2, pp. 578-589. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajcnut.2023.12.005

Living Your Best Life: Lifestyle Medicine for All Women
McHugh, J, Alexander, M, Kudesia, R, Krant, J, Comander, A, Tollefson, M & Geyer, C 2022, , American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 577-588. https://doi.org/10.1177/15598276221087677

Women’s Sexual Health and Lifestyle Medicine
Alexander, M, Worthman, S, Kudesia, R & Tollefson, M 2021, . in Improving Women’s Health Across the Lifespan. CRC Press, pp. 227-240. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003110682-15

Dietary Approaches to Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health
Kudesia, R, Alexander, M, Gulati, M, Kennard, A & Tollefson, M 2021, , American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 414-424. https://doi.org/10.1177/15598276211007113

Fertility awareness counseling reproductive healthcare provider practices and unmet patient needs
Kudesia, R, Talib, HJ & Pollack, SE 2019, , Journal of Reproductive Medicine, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 221-228.

Fertility counseling for adolescents
Kudesia, R & Talib, HJ 2019, , Pediatric annals, vol. 48, no. 2, pp. e86-e91. https://doi.org/10.3928/19382359-20190117-01

The effect of female body mass index on in vitro fertilization cycle outcomes: a multi-center analysis
Kudesia, R, Wu, H, Hunter Cohn, K, Tan, L, Lee, JA, Copperman, AB & Yurttas Beim, P 2018, , Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, vol. 35, no. 11, pp. 2013-2023. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10815-018-1290-6

Elevated Prevalence of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Cardiometabolic Disease in South Asian Infertility Patients
Kudesia, R, Illions, EH & Lieman, HJ 2017, , Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 1338-1342. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-016-0454-7

Low fertility awareness in United States reproductive-aged women and medical trainees: creation and validation of the Fertility & Infertility Treatment Knowledge Score (FIT-KS)
Kudesia, R, Chernyak, E & McAvey, B 2017, , Fertility and Sterility, vol. 108, no. 4, pp. 711-717. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2017.07.1158

Fertility Awareness Counseling for Adolescent Girls; Guiding Conception: The Right Time, Right Weight, and Right Way
Kudesia, R, Talib, HJ & Pollack, SE 2017, , Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 9-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpag.2016.07.004

Women’s Health
Kudesia, R, Kazmir, S, Talwar, D & Murthy, A 2017, . in Health of South Asians in the United States: An Evidence-Based Guide for Policy and Program Development. Taylor and Francis, pp. 157-176. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315366685-9

Curbside consultations in the era of social media connectivity and the creation of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Forum
Online Networking and Communications Committee 2016, , Fertility and Sterility, vol. 105, no. 4, pp. 885-886. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2016.02.007

Thin endometrium after radiation therapy as an unresolved treatment challenge: a case report
Kudesia, R & Kuokkanen, S 2016, , Gynecological Endocrinology, vol. 32, no. 9, pp. 701-703. https://doi.org/10.1080/09513590.2016.1177813

Advancing innovation in reproductive care
Kudesia, R 2014, , The virtual mentor : VM, vol. 16, no. 10, pp. 785-786. https://doi.org/10.1001/virtualmentor.2014.16.10.fred1-1410

Rescue karyotyping: A case series of array-based comparative genomic hybridization evaluation of archival conceptual tissue
Kudesia, R, Li, M, Smith, J, Patel, A & Williams, Z 2014, , Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, vol. 12, no. 1, 19. https://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7827-12-19

Reproductive and oncologic outcomes after progestin therapy for endometrial complex atypical hyperplasia or carcinoma
Kudesia, R, Singer, T, Caputo, TA, Holcomb, KM, Kligman, I, Rosenwaks, Z & Gupta, D 2014, , American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 210, no. 3, pp. 255.e1-255.e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2013.11.001

Menopausal implications of polycystic ovarian syndrome
Kudesia, R & Neal-Perry, GS 2014, , Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 222-229. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1371094

Physician knowledge of and adherence to the revised breast cancer screening guidelines by the United States Preventive Services Task Force
Hinz, EK, Kudesia, R, Rolston, R, Caputo, TA & Worley, MJ 2011, , American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 205, no. 3, pp. 201.e1-201.e5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2011.04.025

Pelvic Salmonella infection masquerading as gynecologic malignancy
Kudesia, R & Gupta, D 2011, , Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 118, no. 2 PART 2, pp. 475-477. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0b013e31821cfc8e

Hemostatic agent-related small-bowel obstruction following a cesarean delivery
Kudesia, R & Worley, MJ 2010, , Journal of Gynecologic Surgery, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 197-199. https://doi.org/10.1089/gyn.2009.0076