About Us

Our Physicians

Christopher LaRussa, MD

Christopher LaRussa, MD

Dr. Christopher LaRussa is a Birmingham, Alabama native who earned his bachelor's degree from Auburn University in 1988. He then attended medical school and residency at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, completing his training in 1996. Dr. LaRussa is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He maintains annual recertification from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology to help maintain currency in his practice.

Dr. LaRussa is past Vice Chairman, District II, Section 5, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as well as a member of several local and national professional organizations. At St Joseph's Hospital Health Center he served as Vice Chairman for 3 years. He was also a founding member of M.O.R.E OB, a comprehensive patient safety, quality improvement, and professional development program for hospital obstetrical units. St Joseph's Hospital Health Center was the first hospital in the U.S. to incorporate this forward-thinking program which strives to improve the safety of obstetrical services. He continues to serve as Co-chairman of this group.

Dr. LaRussa practiced in Alabama for six years prior to joining Associates for Women's Medicine in 2002. His interests include urinary incontinence, minimally invasive surgical options for abnormal uterine bleeding and sterilization, and high risk obstetrics.

Dr. LaRussa and his wife live in Jamesville and are proud parents of 4 fine young men.

Fadi Makhlouf, MD

Fadi Makhlouf, MD

Dr. Fadi Makhlouf is a native of Central New York, and a graduate of Liverpool High School. He graduated from Cornell University with a dual degree in Chemistry and English. He went on to do some graduate work in Molecular Biology at Syracuse University, and briefly served as a lecturer at Onondaga County Community College prior to earning his medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada in 2004.

Dr. Makhlouf completed his residency training at the University at Buffalo Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2008, including high-risk obstetrical training at the Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, a Regional Perinatal Center, and served as a chief resident in his final year. He briefly worked in Ithaca, New York after residency before finally moving back to Syracuse, where he has been working in private practice since 2009.

Dr. Makhlouf is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. His interests include high-risk obstetrics, minimally invasive surgery, cervical dysplasia, and menopausal medicine. He additionally performs many in-office procedures including hysteroscopy, endometrial ablations, and sterilizations.

He currently lives in Onondaga Hill with his wonderful wife, and is the proud father of four great kids. His interests include running, playing music, and baking, including his family favorite apple pie!

Kathleen Chanatry Rogers, DO

Kathleen Chanatry Rogers, DO

Dr. Kathleen Chanatry Rogers is a native of Jamesville, New York.   She attended Boston College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a special interest in health care communication.   She earned her medical degree at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York.   Dr. Rogers completed residency at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.  Her interests include high risk obstetrics and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.

John Rosser, MD

John Rosser, MD

Dr. John Rosser did his undergraduate work at Union College, Schenectady, New York, and graduated cum laude with honors in Biological Science. He immediately entered medical school at the SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse New York and completed his residency in 1994. Dr. Rosser is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He currently holds several leadership positions at St Joseph’s Hospital including Vice-Chairman of the Department of OB-GYN, as well as being the Section Chief of Obstetrics. He is also a member of the SJHHC Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality Committee and the OB-GYN Quality Assurance Committee. Dr. Rosser has practiced exclusively in the greater Syracuse area for thirteen years. He currently resides in Dewitt with his wife and two children.

Eva Pressman, MD

Eva Pressman, MD

Dr. Eva Pressman is the Director of MFM and Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs at the University of Rochester’s Medical Center’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is currently the James R. Woods, Jr. Professor and an Associate Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine. She received her MD degree at Duke University and then performed both her Obstetric and Gynecology residency and her fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Pressman provides outpatient maternal fetal medicine consultations at Associates for Women’s Medicine’s James Street office.

Neil Seligman, MD

Neil Seligman, MD

Dr. Neil Seligman is an assistant professor in the division of Maternal Fetal Medicine. He received his MD degree at Upstate Medical University and then performed both his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency and his fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. While in fellowship, Dr. Seligman also earned a master’s degree in human investigation.

Dr. Seligman provides outpatient ultrasound, amniocentesis, and maternal fetal medicine consultations at Associates for Women’s Medicine’s James Street office.