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Nancy Ringel, MD, MS, BA

Urogynecology
Patient type treated
Adult
Accepting new patients
Yes
Referral required
From physicians only
Board Certified in
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Biography

Nancy Ringel, MD, MS, is a urogynecologist, an obstetrician-gynecologist who specializes in female pelvic reconstruction surgery. 

Growing up, Dr. Ringel says she knew she wanted a career that involved science, but it wasn’t until she was serving in the Peace Corps in Zambia when she decided health care was for her.  

“I thought primary care would be the place for me because I loved forming relationships with patients and helping them improve their lives. But my first rotation in medical school was surgery, and I fell in love with it. My whole plan went out the window,” Dr. Ringel says. “But then when I did my Ob/Gyn rotation, I realized I could have the best of both worlds.” 

Dr. Ringel says she finds surgery gratifying. “In the span of a few hours, I can fix someone’s problem and really improve their condition. I love helping my patients live their best lives,” she says.

She acknowledges that many of the troubles patients come to her for—including incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse—are often embarrassing to them. 

“So many people don’t realize that these problems are common and can be helped,” Dr. Ringel says. “They think it’s a normal part of aging or from having children. They are told they should just accept it. But there have been many advancements in surgical techniques, and we have so much more research on these issues. Instead of living with discomfort, we can offer treatments that are solutions.”  

When she first meets patients, Dr. Ringel says she lets them know the visit is centered around their needs. “I tell them that these are issues I deal with every day and we have lots of treatment possibilities. My primary role is to give them information about what their options are and to help them make informed decisions,” she says. 

Dr. Ringel’s research interests include addressing health disparities and making care more equitable. 

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
  • Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Georgetown University/Medstar Health (2021)
  • MS
    Georgetown University, Clinical and Translational Research (2021)
  • Residency
    NYU/Bellevue Hospital (2018)
  • Internship
    NYU/Bellevue Hospital (2015)
  • MD
    Harvard Medical School, Doctor of Medicine (2014)
  • BA
    Boston University, Biology w/Specialization in Neuroscience (2007)

Additional Information

Biography

Nancy Ringel, MD, MS, is a urogynecologist, an obstetrician-gynecologist who specializes in female pelvic reconstruction surgery. 

Growing up, Dr. Ringel says she knew she wanted a career that involved science, but it wasn’t until she was serving in the Peace Corps in Zambia when she decided health care was for her.  

“I thought primary care would be the place for me because I loved forming relationships with patients and helping them improve their lives. But my first rotation in medical school was surgery, and I fell in love with it. My whole plan went out the window,” Dr. Ringel says. “But then when I did my Ob/Gyn rotation, I realized I could have the best of both worlds.” 

Dr. Ringel says she finds surgery gratifying. “In the span of a few hours, I can fix someone’s problem and really improve their condition. I love helping my patients live their best lives,” she says.

She acknowledges that many of the troubles patients come to her for—including incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse—are often embarrassing to them. 

“So many people don’t realize that these problems are common and can be helped,” Dr. Ringel says. “They think it’s a normal part of aging or from having children. They are told they should just accept it. But there have been many advancements in surgical techniques, and we have so much more research on these issues. Instead of living with discomfort, we can offer treatments that are solutions.”  

When she first meets patients, Dr. Ringel says she lets them know the visit is centered around their needs. “I tell them that these are issues I deal with every day and we have lots of treatment possibilities. My primary role is to give them information about what their options are and to help them make informed decisions,” she says. 

Dr. Ringel’s research interests include addressing health disparities and making care more equitable. 

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
  • Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Georgetown University/Medstar Health (2021)
  • MS
    Georgetown University, Clinical and Translational Research (2021)
  • Residency
    NYU/Bellevue Hospital (2018)
  • Internship
    NYU/Bellevue Hospital (2015)
  • MD
    Harvard Medical School, Doctor of Medicine (2014)
  • BA
    Boston University, Biology w/Specialization in Neuroscience (2007)

Additional Information

1
Yale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519
1 of 3
  • Yale Physicians Building
    800 Howard Avenue
    New Haven, CT 06519
  • 150 Sargent Drive
    New Haven, CT 06511
  • Greenwich Hospital
    55 Holly Hill Lane
    Greenwich, CT 06830