Dr. Elina Burstyn

Dr Burstyn is a board certified OBGYN who established her own private practice in Latham, New York. She provides comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological care to women in our region delivering primarily at Bellevue (Ellis Hospital), and maintaining hospital privileges at St. Peter's Hospital and Albany Medical Center. MORE

Dr. Burstyn comes from a long line of physicians including her grandparents, her father, and her uncle. She received her medical education from NYCOM medical school in Old Westbury, Long Island, NY. Dr. Burstyn continued her training in well-known residency program at St. Vincent's Medical Center (SVMC) from 1999 to 2003. She was a Chief Resident in the program from 2002 to 2003. St. Vincent's Medical Center (SVMC) is regional perinatal center where Dr. Burstyn received expert training in normal pregnancy, high-risk pregnancy, and advanced laparoscopic surgery. She also completed Galloway Oncology Residency Fellowship in Memorial Sloan Kettering Center. Dr. Burstyn is an Award-Winning Laparoscopic Surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgery and pelvic reconstruction. Dr. Burstyn is a HealthGrades recognized physician. She is a recipient of the Patients' Choice Award in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Dr. Burstyn was practicing in Clifton Park and Schenectady area for 5 years prior to opening her private practice in October of 2008.

Dr. Loren Fickies

As part of the team of physicians at Capital Region OB/GYN, Dr. Loren Fickies provides a range of services including prenatal care, high-risk obstetrics, preventive care and well visits, counseling on a variety of issues, gynecologic care, and specialty surgery. MORE

After obtaining her medical degree at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Dr. Fickies remained in New York City as an intern, resident, and Chief Resident in OB/GYN at Montefiore Medical Center and Lutheran Medical Center. She gained a wealth of experience in the continuously evolving field of women’s health, and with this experience, she addresses the complex issues that can arise in pregnancy. Dr. Fickies’ has an extensive training in women’s surgery included minimally invasive and advanced laparoscopic procedures. She is affiliated with Bellevue Women’s Center (Ellis Hospital) and St Peter’s Hospital.

Sue Koller, RN, MS, FNP-BC

Sue Koller, RN, MS, FNP-BC: is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, specializing in OB/GYN. A graduate of Binghamton University's 4-year Nursing Program, Susan began her career in 2000 as a registered nurse in labor, delivery, newborn nursery, ante-partum, postpartum, and medical/surgical gynecology at Ellis hospital. MORE

Later in 2000, Susan transferred to Albany Medical Center and continued to work in women's health services full time, while concurrently completing her masters degree at Russell Sage. In 2006, Susan began practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in an OB/GYN office setting in Clifton Park and Schenectady. Sue is now proud to bring her experience and patient care to the Captial Region OBGYN.

Christina M. LaRonca, RN, MS, NP

Christina M. LaRonca, RN, MS, NP is a certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in Women’s Health. Throughout her career Christina has been providing a full range of obstetrical and gynecological services to her patients in both hospital and private practice settings. Her career includes experience as a Labor and Delivery Nurse as well as a Nurse Practitioner in outpatient and private practice settings. MORE

She is a graduate of Boston College, William F. Connell School of Nursing Nurse Practitioner Program. Christina is a member of Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and The Nurse Practitioner Association of New York (NPA).We are excited to welcome her to our practice.

Lisa Melody, MPA, PA-C

Lisa Melody, MPA, PA-C is a board certified Physician Assistant, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. She enjoys treating women of all ages and strives to provide individualized, high quality medical care. MORE

Lisa obtained her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Social Welfare from University of California Berkeley and recieved her Masters Degree is Physician Assistant Studies from Samuel Merritt University.

She recently moved from California and enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking and canoeing. She has a three year old son and a daughter due in March 2015.