Shira S. Yaffe is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in women’s health. As a WHNP her role at GENESIS is to bring her training and unique perspective to help provide quality care to her patients.
Shira earned her first undergraduate degree as a registered nurse at Kingsborough’s nursing program, located in Brooklyn. During her time there she had a special opportunity to perform her clinical rotations at many of the local area medical facilities such as Maimonides Medical Center and Methodist hospital. She then received her BSN from Grand Canyon University with a focus on research techniques and the future of nursing. Following this, Shira attended SUNY Downstate University and earned her masters as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. During her program she delved into didactics and clinical rotation in gynecology, obstetrics and women’s mental health.
Shira has had a lifelong desire to help women and has spent the majority of her career doing so. Starting from her first obstetrical nursing school rotation, she knew that there was something special about caring for women. Her long tenure in pediatrics before and during her schooling opened her eyes to the many needs of mothers both physically and mentally. It is for these reasons that Shira decided to specialize her nurse practitioner degree in women’s health. It is her passion and goal to help women create new communities based on supporting one another and providing access to information that can help them live healthy and happy lives. Her dream is to have resources provided to women to help deal with everything from struggles with fertility to child rearing and mental health.