Generations was established on July 1, 2012 born out of the merging of two practices: Asis Mecial Associates, established in 1969, and Obstetrics and Gynecology of North Haven, established in 1972.
There is much in a name. Generations OB/GYN speaks to the generations of patients with whom we have a deep tradition caring for. It speaks to the evolution of techniques that the practices have incorporated to provide cutting edge care. Equally, it honors the generation of our mentors who provided the roots of our practice: Dr. Jose Asis, Dr. James Brady, and Dr. Noel McCarthy; colleagues themselves each contributed much to the greater New Haven OB/GYN community.
Dr. Jose Asis came to New Haven from Cordoba, Argentina, to complete his residency at the Hospital of Saint Raphael. Already a leader in his medical school as class president, he brought dedication and drive to his new home. He was instrumental in establishing the first community ultrasound at St Raphael's. He was one of the earliest laparoscopists. He gave to the community working with the Fair Haven Community Health Clinic. He won many awards for his outreach and teaching. He inspired his three children to become physicians. His greatest fulfillment was practicing with two of them, Dr. Maria Asis, who joined him in 1993, followed by Dr. Antonio Asis in 1997.
Dr. James Brady came to New Haven after completing his residency at Greenwich Hospital and time with the Army. He established his original practice with Dr. Bonner in 1963 in Hamden CT. A skilled and dedicated physician, he mentored countless students and residents. He ensured excellence in his field as a member of the medical board of examiners. He provided guidance in natural family planning in a time of great uncertainty. As Dr. Bonner retired, Dr. Brady saws a reflection of his caring nature in a Yale resident, Dr. Joseph Grosso who joined him in 1988.
Dr. Noel McCarthy, like Dr. Asis, left his native land coming to New Haven from Ireland. He also completed his residency at the Hospital of St. Raphael. He did further work in the field of infertility. He established Obstetrics and Gynecology of North Haven in 1972. He was a great teacher and great communicator. He maintained professional ties between here and Ireland, providing educational programs both sides of the Atlantic. He worked tirelessly on the regional and local scale serving as Educational Director of the New England Obstetrical and Gynecologic Society and The New Haven Obstetrical Society. He was numerously honored for these efforts. It was through his colleagues that Dr. McCarthy came to know Dr. Craig Huttler, an enthusiastic, dedicated resident at St. Francis Hospital who joined him in 1989.
1992 was a difficult year as Dr. James Brady suddenly passed from a heart condition. The legacy of his practice carried on through the merging of his and Dr. Grosso's practice with Obstetrics and Gynecology of North Haven. After three years practicing together, Drs. McCarthy, Huttler and Grosso, selected another dedicated physician out of St Francis Hospital, Dr. Beth Maloy. Extending midwifery care, they welcomed Claudia Bradley, C.N.M in 2009. Dr. McCarthy retired in 2006. He passed away in 2009, leaving a permanent imprint in our community.
Over time, Asis medical also continued to grow, as Dr. Jose Asis was looking at retirement, He, Dr.Maria and Dr.Tony, saw in Dr. Flaherty, the same commitment to patient care and dedication to advancement of our field. 2002 was supposed to be a year of growth and semi-retirement. Instead it was another year of great sadness as Dr. Jose was stricken with stomach cancer and died later that year. His legacy carried on with his children, Dr. Flaherty and Dr. Acharya who joined in 2006. Together, Asis Medical became the first practice to be fully trained in robotic surgery. Dr. Acharya brought with her expertise in urogynecologic procedures.
While each practice grew and worked side by side at The Hospital of St. Raphael and Yale New Haven Hospital., their similar styles became quickly apparent. In 2001, the two practices began covering for each other. Patients were familiar with both having either family members or friends at the "other" practice. It was a matter of time before talks of merging started. The talks were expedited by Dr. Tony Asis finding a unique practice opportunity in Denton Texas. With great difficulty, he made the decision to leave the New Haven community and move his family in 2010.
As the infrastructure of Generations was being established, we were fortunate to have another committed, New Haven based physician join our group: Dr. Kristen Aversa, bringing with her a life and training based in New Haven and 10 years of dedicated obstetrical and gynecologic practice in our community.
With an eye to the future, while remembering our roots, Generations OB/GYN of Connecticut, is excited to offer compassionate, thoughtful medicine, in a full range of obstetrical gynecologic care: from adolescent to menopausal issues; from office procedures and ultrasound, to the most advanced robotic and urogynecologic procedures at Yale New Haven.