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Leadership and Administration


Matthew Barber MD MHS
E.C. Hamblen Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chair

Dr. Barber was named chair of the Department of OB-GYN, effective May 1, 2017.  He joined Duke from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University where he was professor of Surgery and vice chair for Research in the Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health Institute (WHI) at the Cleveland Clinic. He was also the fellowship program director for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Barber earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and a master’s degree in Health Science in Clinical Research from Duke University School of Medicine. He completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellowship in urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery at Duke University.

Vice Chairs


Division Chiefs

Elizabeth Deans, MD

Elizabeth Innes Deans, MD

Division Chief - Community Outreach and Education

Chief - Durham VA Medical Center Women's Health Clinic

Administrative Leadership

Jane Black

Director of Communications & Marketing