Michelle L. Chin, MD

Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery at Unity Hospital

Specialty: Obstetrics And Gynecology
Languages Spoken: English
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About Me

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Chin loves getting to know patients and hearing their stories. She feels that her job is to educate women about their bodies as they change over their lifespan. When it comes to medical problems, she tends to review all the treatment options, go over all the pros and cons, and she gently guides women toward the option that she thinks is best for them.

Credentials and Certifications
Board Certifications
  • 2002, Obstetrics And Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 06/01/1996-6/30/2000, University of Rochester
Medical Education
  • 1996, New York University School of Medicine

Dr. Chin was born in the Bronx to Asian American parents. As they were living with her grandparents, uncle, aunt, and cousins, her parents moved her and her sister to New Rochelle. She went to public school and participated in band, chorus, and theater. She worked at her Dad’s store on the weekends and when she was older she lifeguarded in the summers when she was not at Aaron Copeland Music and Arts Summer Camp. (Fun fact: She touched the Oscar award he won for the Heiress!) Dr. Chin went to NYU for undergrad and medical school. Her mentor at NYU had just finished her MFM fellowship at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, and highly recommended it. Dr. Chin moved here in 1996 and has been here ever since. Her first job out of residency was at the Canandaigua Medical Group affiliated with FF Thompson Hospital. She was recruited to Unity Hospital in 2003. Additionally, Dr. Chin has been recognized by the Surgical Review Corporation Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) designated physician and Master Surgeon in Minimally Invasive Gynecology, a demonstration of her expertise in minimally invasive surgical approaches for women. She lives in Brighton with her wife and 2 kids.

Personal Interests

Music is Dr. Chin's passion. She loves to sing and dance. She plays piano, guitar, and oboe. (Fun facts: She placed 3rd in a ballroom dance competition at NYU, and sang the Star Spangled Banner at Frontier Field for Unity Health System Red Wings Night back in 2012). In the summer, Dr. Chin likes to bike, hike, swim, and in the winter, she enjoys cross country and downhill skiing. Year-round, she is always going on adventures with her family and taking photos along the way. The framed pictures in her office document some of her travels.

Languages Spoken
  • English


Locations and Directions

Main Location Unity Ob/Gyn at Ridgeway 2655 Ridgeway Ave
Ste 180
Rochester, NY 14626
Office Phone: (585) 368-4000
Driving Directions Accepting New Patients

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Aetna Healthcare Commercial
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Beacon Health (Value Options) Behavioral Health
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • ElderONE
  • Emblem Health
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS)
  • Fidelis Care
  • Fidelis Care Medicare Plans
  • First Niagara Business Works (Key Insurance)
  • Highmark BCBS
  • Highmark BCBS Medicaid Plans
  • Independent Health Commercial/Medicare
  • Lifetime Benefits(RMSCO)
  • Magnacare
  • Martin 's Point (US Family Health Plan)
  • Medicare
  • MetraComp
  • Molina Healthcare Plans
  • Multi Plan
  • MVP Healthcare
  • NY Medicaid
  • Pomco
  • The Empire Plan (United HealthCare)
  • TriCare
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Healthcare
  • Veterans Administration (VA)
  • Wellcare of NY / Today 's Option

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