Dr. Janet Lefkowitz


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Dr. Janet Lefkowitz  - Certified Mohelet


​As a physician, I have performed hundreds of hospital-based circumcisions prior to becoming certified as a Mohelet (a female Mohel) by the Berit Mila Board of Reform Judaism of the Hebrew Union College to perform infant circumcision and ritual baby naming services.  I am one of only two women in Georgia certified to perform Berit Mila.
My interest in becoming a mohelet began when my oldest daughter was born, and a female OB/GYN performed her baby naming ceremony.  I thought that this was a wonderful way to connect with the Jewish community and share my medical training while helping families fulfill the mitzvah of berit mila. Having moved from Rhode Island to Georgia, I am now practicing gynecology at the Atlanta Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery Center in Atlanta.  I am board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  I enjoy teaching medical students and resident physicians.  

While working
in private practice in Rhode Island, I served on clinical faculty at Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School and the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.  As a teacher, I was recognized as the Community Based Teacher of the Year award two
years in a row, as well as having received several Excellence in Teaching awards.  As a
clinician, I provided Obstetrical and
​Gynecological care as part of the Women and Infants Hospital Alliance.

I received my undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, having done additional undergraduate
work at Columbia University of New York and Oxford University in England.  I graduated from the University of New England
College of Osteopathic Medicine in Maine in 2001. My post graduate training included a rotating medical internship at the
Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill PA and a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Francis Hospital in
Hartford, CT.