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Anne Steiner, MD

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Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Steiner's research focuses on reproductive aging, antimüllerian hormone (AMH), and predictors of fertility and infertility.  Her research collaborators include Donna Baird, PhD, MPH and Anne Marie Jukic, PhD in the Epidemiology Branch of NIEHS. She recently completed Time to Conceive, a prospective, time-to-pregnancy cohort study, which enrolled over 750 women ages 30-44. The purpose of the NICHD-funded study was to determine if markers of ovarian reserve are predictors of reproductive potential.  Dr. Steiner also is the primary investigator for the Duke site of the Reproductive Medicine Network.  The Network is funded by the NICHD to conduct clinical studies to investigate problems in reproductive medicine including female and male infertility. She is also the primary investigator for the NICHD Reproductive Medicine Network MOXI trial, which seeks to determine if treatment of infertile males with antioxidants improves male fertility. 

Dr. Steiner has served an associate editor for Fertility & Sterility and Human Reproduction.  She was a Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholar and has received a number of awards including a Junior Faculty Award and the Jefferson Pilot Fellowship Award.

Dr. Steiner received her MPH from the UNC School of Public Health in 2003. Her MD degree was awarded magna cum laude from Emory University School of Medicine in 1998. Dr. Steiner completed both her internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC.  Prior to her appointment at UNC, she was a Fellow in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. 

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Reproductive Endrocrinology And Infertility, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, 2003 - 2006
  • Residency, Department Of Obstetrics And Gynecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998 - 2002
  • M.D., Emory University School of Medicine, 1998


Harville, Emily W., Gita D. Mishra, Edwina Yeung, Sunni L. Mumford, Enrique F. Schisterman, Anne Marie Jukic, Elizabeth E. Hatch, et al. “The Preconception Period analysis of Risks and Exposures Influencing health and Development (PrePARED) consortium..” Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 33, no. 6 (November 2019): 490–502.

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Steiner, Anne Z. “Evidence that biopsying, fragmentation and auto-transplantation of ovarian tissue should be abandoned as a treatment of diminished ovarian reserve..” Hum Reprod 34, no. 10 (October 2, 2019): 1853–54.

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Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in collaboration with the Society of Reproductive Surgeons. Electronic address:, Paul M., and Paul M. Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in collaboration with the Society of Reproductive Surgeons. “Postoperative adhesions in gynecologic surgery: a committee opinion..” Fertil Steril 112, no. 3 (September 2019): 458–63.

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Coward, R Matthew, Christy Stetter, Allen Kunselman, J. C. Trussell, Mark C. Lindgren, Ruben R. Alvero, Peter Casson, et al. “Fertility Related Quality of Life, Gonadal Function and Erectile Dysfunction in Male Partners of Couples with Unexplained Infertility..” J Urol 202, no. 2 (August 2019): 379–84.

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Trussell, J. C., R Matthew Coward, Nanette Santoro, Christy Stetter, Allen Kunselman, Michael P. Diamond, Karl R. Hansen, et al. “Association between testosterone, semen parameters, and live birth in men with unexplained infertility in an intrauterine insemination population..” Fertil Steril 111, no. 6 (June 2019): 1129–34.

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Diamond, Michael P., Esther Eisenberg, Hao Huang, Christos Coutifaris, Richard S. Legro, Karl R. Hansen, Anne Z. Steiner, et al. “The efficiency of single institutional review board review in National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Cooperative Reproductive Medicine Network-initiated clinical trials..” Clin Trials 16, no. 1 (February 2019): 3–10.

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