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

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