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Elizabeth Innes Deans, MD

Elizabeth Deans, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: Box 3084, Baker House #306, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 681-4702

I never thought I wanted to be a doctor until I worked at Planned Parenthood after college. As a medical assistant working with patients, I realized my passion for women’s health. I later went to UNC for medical school and decided to pursue Obstetrics and Gynecology due to the importance of women’s healthcare.  During residency at UC San Diego, I was fortunate to rotate at the local VA hospital and loved serving our veterans and their families. I knew that I wanted to work at a VA when I completed training. After my fellowship in Family Planning at Emory University, I couldn’t be happier with my current job! I split my time between Duke, mainly focusing on contraception and pregnancy loss care, and the Durham VA, where I can provide gynecology care to our much deserving, women veterans. 

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009


Deans, EI, Batig, AL, Cordes, S, Scribner, AN, Nielsen, PE, Jamieson, DJ, Lathrop, E, and Cwiak, C. "A Survey of Family Planning Training, Knowledge, and Practices Among Health Care Providers Within the Military Health System at Joint Base Lewis-McChord." Military Medicine (September 25, 2018).

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Moshesh, M, Saldana, T, Deans, E, Cooper, T, and Baird, D. "Factors associated with low-lying intrauterine devices: a cross-sectional ultrasound study in a cohort of African-American women." Contraception 98, no. 1 (July 2018): 25-29.

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Fager, AM, Deans, E, and James, AH. "Perioperative Management of the Gynecologic Patient on Long-term Anticoagulation." Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology 61, no. 2 (June 2018): 278-293.

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Deans, EI, and Grimes, DA. "Intrauterine devices for adolescents: a systematic review." Contraception 79, no. 6 (June 2009): 418-423. (Review)

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