IRMS is thrilled to open its first New York office location in the heart of Staten Island’s “Medical Mile” at 1441 South Avenue. Located at Corporate Commons Three, this is the latest addition to Richard and Lois Nicotra’s unique Bloomfield-based Corporate Park of 1.5 million square feet of office space amid a 415-acre natural preserve with walking trails, outdoor work pods, and an organic rooftop farm.
The building has achieved a Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, and has been awarded the prestigious silver designation under a nationally recognized green building program. In addition to both Richmond University Medical Center and Northwell Health — the parent company of Staten Island University Hospital – being on the same campus, there are such tenants as Integration Charter Schools, as well as, a social enterprise eatery – Pienza Brick Oven Pizza Café, where 100% of the profits go back to the Staten Island community.
Dr. Keegan, a Staten Island native, is overjoyed to see the realization of her dream to empower her community with access to exemplary fertility care.
“It has always been my dream to return to Staten Island and serve the community that is my home. Current treatment options in reproductive medicine seem limitless to me. Family building is always achievable with an open heart and open mind. Now, with the best science and medicine for which IRMS is known, families in my hometown have another choice.” — Dr. Debbra A. Keegan
Dr. Keegan attended St. John’s Lutheran School, Intermediate School 34 and Tottenville High School. She worked at local health club and as a server at RH Tugs on her summers off. Her family members are equally passionate Staten Islanders – her father is a retired NYPD officer and her mother & sister are lifetime nurses at Staten Island University Hospital (Northwell Health).
Dr. Melissa Yih is a well-respected and experienced Reproductive Endocrinologist and has been building families in New Jersey for twenty years. Beloved by her patients, Dr. Yih is a tremendous addition to the IRMS team and is equally excited to bring her depth of knowledge and compassionate care to the residents of Staten Island.
“I am thrilled to be joining the extraordinary physicians and caregivers of IRMS. After practicing in the New Jersey area since 2002, it is an honor to contribute my clinical experience to a remarkable practice such as IRMS, where their reputation of personalized, state of the art care precedes them.” — Dr. Melissa C. Yih
For thirty years, we’ve been facilitating joy by creating families for the residents of New Jersey. Pioneers in the field of infertility, our IRMS team of award-winning endocrinologists, embryologists, nurses and counselors has walked alongside our patients as they embark on their fertility journeys. We look forward to providing the same level of world-class & compassionate fertility care to the patients of Staten Island and New York.
Debbra A. Keegan, MD, FACOG, came to IRMS from IVF FLORIDA Reproductive Associates in 2010 and currently serves as the IRMS Clinical Director as well as the Director of Third Party Reproduction.
Dr. Keegan is board certified in reproductive endocrinology and general obstetrics and gynecology. She received her medical degree from NYU School of Medicine and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bellevue Hospital / NYU Langone Medical Centers. Dr. Keegan completed her undergraduate work at Cornell University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development. She then earned a Master of Science in Biology from the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science, where she studied the effects of maternal nutritional deprivation on pregnancy outcomes.
Melissa C. Yih, MD, is Board Certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and has been practicing in the NJ area since 2002. Dr. Yih received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College and her medical degree from The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency and her clinical fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at New York-Presbyterian Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Her areas of interest include counseling patients regarding fertility preservation options.