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Kara Alina May McElligott, MD

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Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: DUMC 3084, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-8111
Email: kara.mcelligott@duke.edu

I became a specialist in OB/GYN because I am dedicated to providing compassionate and individualized health care to women, no matter their reproductive choices, gender identity, race or ethnicity. I seek to provide evidence-based care for women during childbirth and throughout their lives. Outside of my work, I enjoy baking, frequenting local restaurants, and visiting the Durham Farmer's Market with my daughter.

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008

Certifications

American Board of Obesity Medicine Diplomate

Publications

McElligott, KA. "Mortality from sexually transmitted diseases in reproductive-aged women: United States, 1999-2010." American journal of public health 104, no. 8 (August 2014): e101-e105.

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McElligott, KA, Havrilesky, LJ, and Myers, ER. "Preoperative screening strategies for bacterial vaginosis prior to elective hysterectomy: a cost comparison study." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 205, no. 5 (November 2011): 500.e1-500.e7.

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