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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


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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