Hudson Valley OBGYN, PLLC – Chista Safajou, MD, FACOG

About Us

Welcome to the Hudson Valley OBGYN!

Hudson Valley OBGYN is a private practice specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology. We strive to provide personalized care to women at every stage of their lives in a traditional office setting.

Dr. Safajou has been serving the healthcare needs of women in the Hudson Valley area for over a decade. She offers a full range of gynecological and surgical services, and obstetrical services to pregnant patients throughout their pregnancy and delivery. Dr. Safajou is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been voted by her patients as a “Favorite Doctor” in the Hudson Valley Parent magazine multiple times. She has also been named as one of America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.

Dr. Safajou is affiliated with Vassar Brothers Medical Center where she performs her surgeries and deliveries.

Amber Staffa is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC). She received her MSN in Nurse Practitioner from State University of New York Polytechnic Institute in 2018, and a BS in Nursing from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2014. She is a licensed nurse practitioner in New York State and Board Certified by The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She has many years of nursing experience at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Danbury Hospital.

We are accepting new patients. For appointments please call (845) 433-0101.

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Chista Safajou, MD, FACOG

Medical Education: Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (1993)

Residency: Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Lincoln Medical Center (2001-2005)

Chief Resident (2004-2005)

Board Certifications: Diplomat of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2008)

Hospital Affiliations: Vassar Brothers Medical Center

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Amber Staffa, FNP-BC

Medical Education: MSN Nurse Practitioner, State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (2018)

Undergraduate: BS Nursing, State University of New York at Buffalo (2014)

Honors: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (2017)

Board Certifications: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (2018)


As independent physicians, your medical interests are our priority. Our goal is to provide you with experienced care, and to help you make decisions about your medical care. We provide preventive, diagnostic and advanced gynecological services for women of all ages in a private, comfortable setting. Instead of a generalized approach, we believe in specialized and patient-tailored care. From the moment you walk into our office, our focus is on you and we take time to listen to you and answer your questions.

Patient Resources

Preparing for Your Appointment

Preparing for your appointment can help us give you the best care during your visit. Here’s how to be prepared:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to your appointment.
  • Bring your ID and insurance cards. Any government-issued photo ID will work.
  • Bring your copayment. Copayments, co-insurances, and outstanding balances are due at the time of service. We accept cash, check, and most major credit cards.

Make a Secure Online Payment

If you have received a statement and wish to make a one-time online payment without signing in to Patient Portal,
click on this link. You may also make a payment using the portal if you have an account.


Need to Reschedule?

In case you need to reschedule your appointment, please call the office at least 24 hours in advance or reschedule through the Patient Portal. Your appointment time is reserved for you, so if you don’t give us a 24 hours notice you will be charged a no-show/cancellation fee.

Patient Portal

During your first visit, you will be given access to our patient portal. You may use the portal for:

  • Requesting or rescheduling an appointment (at least 24 hours before your appointment)
  • Reviewing your released lab results
  • Paying your bill.
  • Communicating with the office

If you have any questions, please contact us.


Hudson Valley OBGYN accepts most major medical insurance carriers. If you have any questions, or do not see your insurance listed, call our office and one of our staff members will be happy to check if we participate in your plan.

1199 SEIU Funds, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CDPHP, Cigna, The Empire Plan, GHI EmblemHealth, Fidelis Care, Medicare, MVP, Tricare, UnitedHealthcare

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Contact Us

Phone: (845) 433-0101

Office Location: 68 West Cedar Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601