Dr. Perla Tate, M.D.
Medical Director of Tate Medical Center and Clinical Professor for NYCOM
Born in Cienfuegos Cuba, Dr. Perla Tate immigrated to the United States 38 years ago with a suitcase filled of hopes, ideas and a personal dream of becoming a physician. Never losing sight Dr. Tate accomplished her American dream despite many obstacles. Medical school was completed in Mexico as an honors graduate. Upon returning to the U.S. her Internship was done at Maimondes Hospital and her residency at Brooklyn Jewish hospital and Interfaith hospital.
Dr. Tate became a physician never forgetting her roots and the needs of others. Her desire to help her people and community has always been in her mind and in her heart.
23 years ago Dr. Tate came into the Far Rockaway community and became an OB-GYN staff member at St. Johns Hospital. The need to provide a medical facility for the community which would have services in education and prevention of Breast cancer grew. Dr. Tate works intensively to improve quality of medical care, and quality of life not only in the Peninsula of Far Rockaway and the Five Towns, but also extends herself well into Nassau County.
In 1995 Dr. Tate’s ultimate dream was fulfilled when Tate Medical Center and Breast Institute opened its doors to the entire community, and all walks of life with humanistic understanding, love and true concern for her patients, which is something a physician should never forget.
Her passion for teaching is demonstrated in her lectures to new doctors at Long Beach Hospital family practice program where she is an OB-GYN instructor for NYCOM (New York College of Osteopathic Medicine).
Dr. Tate’s involvement in community services include being an active member of the NRCC (national Republican Congressional Committee) as she tries to help in the health crises that our country is facing.
Dr. Tate loves teaching, travel, baseball, music, dancing and good restaurants. Most of all and dearest to her heart is her family, which for her is priceless.