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(Hawthorne, NY) – Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic (PPHP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bronwyn Fitz, M.D. to the position of Regional Medical Director.

In collaboration with the Senior Vice President, Patient Services, Dr. Fitz oversees PPHP’s clinical programs, quality of care, and regulatory compliance.  She provides direct patient care services, clinical supervision, and training for PPHP medical staff.

After receiving her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School, Dr. Fitz trained at University of Maryland Medical Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology where she was Administrative Chief Resident until 2003.  Since then, Dr. Fitz has worked in women’s’ health, including Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge in Charlottesville, Virginia, as Associate Medical Director; Planned Parenthood New York City as Director of Colposcopy & LEEP Services; and Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic as a part time physician.

Dr. Fitz is Board Certified in OB/GYN.  She has presented many lectures at PPNYC including topics in HPV and cervical cancer, and has researched and published articles, including those in Genetics. Dr. Fitz is bilingual in English and Spanish, and has designed a curriculum for instructors at Northwestern University entitled “Spanish for Medicine.”


Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Inc (PPHP) is the 16th largest affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and operates 13 medical centers in Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam Counties.  In 2008, PPHP provided services to over 36,000 patients in over 70,000 visits.  We conducted over 1,800 education programs reaching more than 30,000 youth and adults, and mobilized approximately 10,000 advocates to protect reproductive health care rights.  PPHP has served the community for 75 years, and is dedicated to educating and empowering individuals to make responsible choices regarding their sexuality and sexual health.  Planned Parenthood has done more to reduce the incidence of abortion and unintended pregnancy than any other health care provider or advocacy group.  PPHP is headquartered in Hawthorne NY. For more information about PPHP services and programs, visit http://www.pphp.org/.


Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Inc.


Beverly Katz, (914) 467-7341


March 31, 2009