You, the patient, are our top priority. Every effort is made to accommodate your needs:

Contacting us:

We answer your phone call immediately and in person; there is never a need to push a series of buttons when the office is open. When we are closed, I can be reached by text, email or a video session for an urgent problem.

When you need a visit with me:

When you need care we schedule you at YOUR earliest convenience; we can see you on the same day if your problem needs urgent attention. We schedule our patient flow so that we see you on time; there are no wasted hours in the waiting room. Once in my consulting room, we give you ample time to explain your issue and help you form a reasonable plan after examining you before you leave.

When you need or prefer a home visit:

I make home visits if you feel to ill to leave home. You can also schedule a zoom visit if that will be sufficient for your needs.

When you are in another geographic area and need emergency care:

I am always available to speak to the physicians caring for you in an emergency room in the event that you are not close enough to come to my office.

Referral to a specialist:

If you need a specialist to help address your issue, we will choose one with you; if you can only utilize someone in your insurance plan, we will review the choices with you. Once the specialist is identified, we help you make the appointment with that doctor before you leave our office. Once a specialist has completed his/her assessment, we will personally review the recommendations with you.




Dr. Marianne J. Legato

Commitment to Comprehensive Medicine

Dr. Marianne J. Legato is a dedicated board-certified specialist in internal medicine, committed to providing comprehensive care to each individual patient. Her qualifications and expertise reflect her passion for personalized medicine and improving healthcare outcomes. Dr. Marianne J. Legato, MD. is affiliated with Columbia Hospital. She received an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Panama in 2015 in recognition of her groundbreaking work. Today, Dr. Legato is expanding her research in gender-specific medicine to include the effects of space exploration on men’s and women’s bodies.

Delivering Personalized Care: Dr. Marianne J. Legato's Commitment to Comprehensive Medicine

Board-Certified Specialist in Internal Medicine Focused on Improving Healthcare Outcomes through Personalized Approach

Dr. Marianne J. Legato is a dedicated board-certified specialist in internal medicine, committed to providing comprehensive care to each individual patient. Her qualifications and expertise reflect her passion for personalized medicine and improving healthcare outcomes.

  • Graduated from the New York University College of Medicine.
  • Completed three years of post-graduate training in internal medicine.
  • Internship in the Columbia (First Medical Division) service of Bellevue Hospital.
  • Two years of residency training at the New York Presbyterian Hospital.
  • Conducted extensive research for five years at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, focusing on the anatomy and function of the heart cell.
  • Collaborated with esteemed scientists and clinicians at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in the Departments of Medicine, Pathology, and Physiology.
  • Scientific advisor to the Office of Women's Health at the NIH from 1993 to 1998.
  • Played a crucial role in developing comprehensive strategies to improve women's healthcare.
  • Established the Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine in 1992 (www.gendermed.org).
  • Actively engaged in research, publishing, and lecturing on an international scale.
  • Recognized as an elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
  • Expanded private practice in 1991 with a focus on patient-centered care.
  • Strong emphasis on women's health and developing a global understanding of each individual.
  • Practicing personalized medicine by utilizing in-depth knowledge of the unique features of men and women's basic physiology.
  • Acknowledges that one size does not fit all and tailors care to individual needs.
  • Devotes careful attention and ample time to discuss each patient's issues.
  • Establishes a comprehensive history of care to ensure effective strategies for disease prevention and state-of-the-art treatment.

Pioneering Authorship and Award-Winning Textbooks

Dr. Marianne J. Legato's Impactful Contributions to Gender-Specific Medicine Literature

Dr. Marianne Legato MD. wrote an award-winning book commissioned by the American Heart Association in 1997 which discussed how women experienced coronary artery disease differently than men. Previously, coronary artery disease was considered a "man's disease" and women were not receiving proper diagnosis and treatment, resulting in many deaths.

Prose Awards

For Professional and Scholarly Excellence, presented by Association of American Publishers, Professional and Scholarly Division for

  • Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine, Third Edition. Academic Press (Elsevier). 2018
  • Plasticity of Sex. Academic Press (Elsevier). 2021

Inspiring Speaker and Influential Advocate

Dr. Marianne J. Legato's Global Impact in Gender-Specific Medicine Awareness and Advocacy

Client Testimonials

What Clients Are Saying

Their Experiences

Our patients' testimonials highlight the quality of our services and the dedication of our team.
  • Excellent doctor. Responsive. Intuitive. Intelligent. Was fortunate to have her as consulting doctor on my neurological issues.
    Bill Funderburk
  • I've been privileged to have Dr. Legato as my physician for 2+ decades. She is a world class doctor who practices medicine with a level of professionalism and personal care not seen very often any more.
  • Dr. Legato is a very professional individual.. She takes her time to examine you and makes you feel comfortable. She listens and evaluates all the necessary information. She is a great doctor.
  • Having Dr. Legato as your doctor both improves the quality of your life and extends your life.
  • Her patients are lucky to be her patients.

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