Melin M. Pérez-Torres, MS, RN, CNM

“I enjoy learning from women as I care for them through both the best and worst of times.”

Melin M. Pérez-Torres, MS, RN, CNM

“I enjoy learning from women as I care for them through both the best and worst of times.”

Melin was born and raised in Brooklyn. She attended an accelerated nursing program at the University of Texas, where she earned her bachelor’s degree. With a passion for women’s health, pregnancy, and childbirth, she worked for nearly a decade as a staff nurse in Labor and Delivery at LIJ/Katz Women’s Hospital. She completed her postgraduate training at SUNY Downstate, rotating at Elmhurst Hospital and Bellevue, and earning her master’s degree in Nurse-Midwifery, with advanced certification.  

Professional accomplishments 

  • American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB), Certified Nurse Midwife (2019)   
  • Member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) 
  • Member of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG) 
  • Member of the New York City Midwives  
  • ACLS, BLS, NRP certified 
  • Certified breastfeeding counselor (CBC) 
  • Certified in Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM-c) 
  • Recipient of the Marilyn Cottrell Award for Family Planning 

An Interview with Melin Pérez-Torres

What led you to the field of obgyn? 

I became interested in ob/gyn during my own pregnancy in 1997, when I was cared for by a midwife.  With each prenatal visit I became fascinated by what she did, whether it was measuring my belly, educating me on what to expect, or preparing me for childbirth at weekly visits towards the end of pregnancy. The positive experience I had during my first pregnancy reinforced my decision to pursue a career in women’s health, and later to become a midwife.  

What makes your job rewarding? 

The job I do is rewarding because I am able to educate women about their body and how to care for themselves through healthy habits and practices.  

What do you enjoy about your work?

I enjoy learning from women as I care for them through both the best and worst of times. I thrive on empowering women as they make decisions through every stage of their life. I enjoy the ability to provide continuity of care, and really getting to know my patients.  

What brought you to the area and to this practice?

Working in Labor and Delivery exposed me to the providers at WHP. After working together for 9 years in the hospital, I’m proud to have joined WHP as a provider. Joining this group has been the best the decision of my career.   

What you enjoy in your free time?

During my free time I like to listen to music and travel 


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