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Paige M. Cisa, MD

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Why did you choose Duke for your residency training?
I completed a sub-internship at Duke during my fourth year of medical school, and couldn’t resist coming back! The incredible faculty and residents here match the superior quality of the patient care and research reputation. I instantly felt welcome and like they wanted me to be a part of their family.

What excites you about the residency/fellowship program at Duke OB/GYN?
The people here are amazing to work with, and I am already learning so much. I know that my training will prepare me to care for any patient I encounter, and it’s exciting that I get to have fun while doing it!

What are your career goals?
I am interested in academic medicine, but undecided about the rest! Fellowship is on my radar.

What are your hobbies?
My husband and I enjoy taking our two German-shorthaired pointers out on the lake, and of course trying all the great restaurants in the Raleigh-Durham area! Our main hobby during the fall is attending Clemson football games – Go Tigers!

Education & Training

Clemson University, 2013

Medical School
University of South Carolina – Columbia, 2017


Awards & Honors

  • Award for Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 2017
  • Dean’s Leadership Citation, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 2017
  • Merck Manual Award for High Academic Achievement, 2017
  • Summa Cum Laude, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 2017
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 2016


Publications & Presentations

  • Hughes FM Jr, McKeithan MP, Ellett J, Armeson KE and Purves JT (2013). Simvastatin suppresses cyclophosphamide-induced changes in urodynamics and bladder inflammation. Urology, Volume 81, Issue 1, p209.e9-209.e14
  • Jiro Nagatomi, Shawn Olsen, Paige McKeithan, Monty Hughes, Todd Purves (2013). A role of TRPV4 channel in urothelial mechanical transduction of pressure. The Journal of Urology, Volume 189, Issue 4, e797.

Research Interests

I am interested in clinical research and the improvement of surgical techniques and outcomes.