Welcome to South Shore Gynecology-Obstetrics Associates. As a community-based practice for over 30 years, we are committed to providing individualized, expert and compassionate care to women in a warm and friendly environment.

About Us

We provide comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological care for our patients. Located in East Islip, New York, South Shore Gynecology-Obstetrics strives to offer our patients convenient, high-quality women’s health care. Our team of experienced physicians are Board-Certified and offer complete care for women of all ages.


As members of AIUM (American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine) we offer state of the art in office general obstetric and pelvic sonography as well as specialized sonography such as saline sonohysterography, fetal anatomy, nuchal translucency screening and 3D sonogram.

We perform on site colposcopy, LEEP procedure, Endosee hysteroscopy, endometrial biopsies and other minor office procedures.


Our Board Certified physicians and Nurse Practitioner/Midwife care for women for all phases of her life from young adults with contraceptive needs to the reproductive years, through menopause and beyond. We also offer in office osteoporosis screening with state of the art DEXA bone density testing and treatment.


Our over 30-year relationship with Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip provides seamless care for our deliveries and surgical procedures.

Obstetrics Services

Obstetric Care
Infertility Screening
Ultrasound, 1st trimester nuchal translucency, level 2 sonograms and biophysical profiles.
Sonograms with 3D technology
Preterm Labor Screening and Management
In office NST fetal screening

Gynecology Services

Annual Exams
Birth Control Services
Breast & Ovarian Cancer Screening
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Pap Smear and Colposcopy
STD Screening
Leep Procedure (Loop Electroexcision)
Osteoporosis Screening & treatment with state of the art Dexa Scans
Menopause Management
Hysteroscopy (Endosee)
Endometrial Ablation

Our Team

Paula S. Hirt

M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Dr. Paula Hirt graduated from Brooklyn College with honors and went on to obtain a Master of Science and Medical Degree from New York University School of Medicine.  She then completed her residency at Bellevue Hospital-NYU Medical Center in Obstetrics/Gynecology.  For over 30 years she has been an attending physician on staff at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip.


Dr. Hirt is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is a member of the Bellevue Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, North American Menopause Society, New York State Medical Society, the Suffolk County Obstetrical-Gynecological Society and the American Medical Association. Since 2001 Dr. Hirt has been listed as a “Top OB-GYN Doctor on Long Island” by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as reported in Newsday and other publications.


Dr. Hirt is married and has two children. In her free time she enjoys gardening, as well as taking care of her Koi Pond and extensive collection of beautiful fish.

Emily F.M. Gubert

M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Dr. Emily Gubert has been with South Shore Gyn-Ob since 1991. For over 25 years she has been an Attending Physician on staff at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip. Dr. Gubert graduated from Hunter College CUNY with honors and got her medical degree at Mount Sinai/ICAHN School of Medicine. She then completed a 4 year Residency training program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Lukes/ Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City.


Dr. Gubert is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is a member of the American Medical Association, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Suffolk County Obstetrical-Gynecological Society and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).


Dr. Gubert is married and has three children. She enjoys yoga, horseback riding, hiking and reading. She is also fluent in Italian and some Spanish.

Emily F.M. Gubert

M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Tina Zicolella


South Shore Gyn-Ob is proud to announce the newest member of our team, Tina Zicolella, PA. Ms. Zicolella is a graduate of the University at Albany, Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Psychology, Dean’s List, magna cum laude. Continuing her education, she became a Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Mercyhurst University of Physician Assistants in Erie, PA. While pursuing her degrees Ms. Zicolella worked as a certified NYS EMT, was a CPR instructor and worked as a tutor/mentor in a Science & Technology Entry program serving underprivileged and underrepresented middle and high school students.


Ms. Zicolella is a NYS Registered Physician Assistant and a NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant. She is also a Basic Life Support Provider and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider. She is a current member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society, National Society of Leadership and Success and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. In her free time Ms. Zicolella enjoys gardening, baking, drawing, painting and going to the beach as often as possible.


Ms.Zicolella has always had a strong interest and passion for women’s health. By joining our practice, she hopes to establish strong roots in our community and continue her career at South Shore Gyn-Ob.

Kathleen Dropela

C.N.M., N.P.

After almost 14 years it is with heavy heart that South Shore Gyn-Ob announces the retirement of Kathleen Dropela, CNP, on 10/31/2020. Throughout her career Ms. Dropela has reached out to others warmly and generously and has truly made a difference here. She has given so much of herself to all her patients and has always promoted excellence of care here at South Shore Gyn-Ob. As she leaves our practice to spend more time with her husband and family, we want to wish her great joy in her retirement even though the doctors, the staff and all her patients will miss her terribly.


Kathleen Dropela joined South Shore Gyn-Ob in 2007. She graduated from State University of New York for Nursing. Continuing her education at St. Josephs College, Patchogue, New York, she graduated with honors with a B.S. in nursing. She followed this with a Master of Science, Nurse Midwifery, State University of Stony Brook, NY. She is a licensed Certified Nurse Practitioner in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Certified Nurse Midwife.

Kathleen Dropela

C.N.M., N.P.

Jay A. Miller

M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Jay Miller (10/10/1944 – 8/1/2020) has made a significant contribution to the world as well as to his former home here at South Shore GYN-OB.


Dr. Miller was Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He was a member of the American Medical Association, New York State Medical Society, Suffolk County Medical Society, The Obstetrical and Gynecological Society of Suffolk County, American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and the American Fertility Society. For over 40 years he had been an attending physician on staff at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip.


Dr. Miller served in the military for 7 years. In addition to his medical practice he was an accomplished pianist.

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    South Shore Gynecology-Obstetrics Associates, P.C.


    83 West Main Street East Islip, NY 11730







    During Business Hours:

    You can reach South Shore OB-GYN during our business hours which are from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday with evenings on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday until 7pm and Saturdays 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  During business hours you can reach us either by phone or email.

    Emergency Contact Information:

    631-450-4177 to reach our after hours service.
    In case of a real medical emergency, always dial 911.