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Maria Corsaro DNP, MSN, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Nursing at CUMC
Maria Corsaro, DNP, MSN, MPH

    Education & Training

  • BA, SUNY Buffalo
  • BSN, SUNY Downstate
  • DNP, Columbia University
  • MS, Columbia University
  • MPH, Columbia University

Contact Info

Past Positions

Midwife - Hudson River Healthcare – Peekskill, NY1995- 2002 (director 1995-2002)
Midwife – Kaiser Permanente White Plains, NY 1993-1995
Midwife/ partner in private practice  “Manhattan Midwives” 1985-1989
Midwife and team leader North Central Bronx Hospital, Bronx, NY 1983-1993

Teaching Responsibilities

Well Women Gynecology

Intrapartum Didactic

Complex Management of Women Throughout the Lifespan


  • American College of Nurse Midwives;
  • New York State Association of Licensed Midwives
  • New York City Midwives Chapter
  • Columbia University School of Nursing Diversity Committee - subcommittee co-chairCurriculum Committee 2008- 2010; 2012 - 2014
  • Columbia University School of Nursing Executive Committee 2011-2013
  • Curriculum Committee 2008- 2010; 2012 - 2014

Honors & Awards

ACNM Excellence in Teaching Award 2009

ACNM Execellence in Teaching Award 2013

Research Interests

  • Nurse midwifery


  • Corsaro, M. (2011) A patient’s request for induction of labor – examining an ethical dilemma – Online Journal of Health Ethics – Spring
  • Lichtman,R., Corsaro,M., (1990). Barrier methods of contraception in R Lichtman & S. Papera (Eds.), Gynecology: Well Woman Care, New York, Prentice Hall
  • Jackson,V., Corsaro,M., Niles,C., (1989). Incorporating water birth into nurse-midwifery practice. Journal of Nurse Midwifery (34) no., 193-195

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