Douglas Timmons, MD, MPH

Douglas Timmons, MD
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility


Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

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Why did you choose Duke for your fellowship training?

Duke provides elite academic training and research opportunities that will help me become a better physician and provide excellent high level care to my patients throughout my career. Few institutions in the world offer what Duke does, and I am very fortunate to be a part of this amazing team. 

What excites you about the fellowship program at Duke Obstetrics & Gynecology?

The field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility is a relatively new and rapidly evolving field of medicine, and Duke Fertility Center along with the entire department of OB/GYN are dedicated to provide comprehensive and state of the art medical care to patients and medical training to learners. I am excited to work with leaders in the field and continue my growth into becoming the best physician I can be. 

What are your career goals?

To continue the growth and innovation of the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, which will ultimately improve our ability to help people build the families of their dreams.

What are your hobbies?

Spending time with my wife and two children, golfing, fishing, and cooking

Education & Training

Undergraduate school & graduation year:
St. Thomas University, 2011

Medical school & graduation year:
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 2017

Residency & graduation year:
University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2021


Bui, A.H., Timmons, D., & Young, S.L. (2022, June). Evaluation of endometrial receptivity and implantation  failure. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 1;34(3):107-113. doi: 10.1097/GCO.0000000000000783. PMID: 35645008.

Garcia, A.N., Ulker, A., Aserlind, A., Timmons, D., & Medina, C.A. (April, 2022). Enlargement of the genital  hiatus is associated with prolapse recurrence in patients undergoing sacrospinous ligament fixation. Int J Gynaecol Obstet.157(1):96-101. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.13828. Epub 2021 Jul 30. PMID: 34270804.

Saad-Naguib, M., Ulker, A., Timmons, D., Grady, M., Lederer, M., & Carugno, J.A. (2022, January). Risk factors  for perioperative blood transfusion in patients undergoing hysterectomy for benign disease in a teaching institution. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2021 Sep 10. doi: 10.1007/s00404-021-06223-3. PMID: 34505163.

Timmons, D., Rivera-Mudaford, E., & DeCherney, A. (2021, February). Uterine Septum: A Case Report and A  Recommendation To Change The Current Guidelines. Global Reproductive Health: Spring 2021 - Volume 6 - Issue 1 - p e49 doi: 10.1097/GRH.0000000000000049

Timmons, D., Fein, L., McCarter, K., Huang, M., Carugno, J., Gelman, J., Strong, A., & Schlumbrecht, M. (2020,  December). Factors Predicting Type II Histology in Endometrial Biopsies Among Postmenopausal Minority Women at a Safety-Net Hospital. J Womens Health (Larchmt). doi: 10.1089/jwh.2020.8443. PMID: 33259765.

Carugno, J.A., Timmons, D., Grady, M.M., Lederer, M., Rapisarda, A.M.C, & Lagana, A.S. (2020, November). Impact of Physician Attire on Patient’s Impression of Their Gynecologist: Results from a Large Single-Center Survey Analysis. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2020 Nov;254:266-270. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2020.09.040. Epub 2020 Sep 23. PMID: 33035822.

Carugno J, Timmons D, Lederer M, Grady MM. (2020, April). Impact of using words with unpleasant emotional  connotations on perceived patient discomfort during vaginal speculum examinations: A randomized controlled trial. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. ;247:203-206. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2020.02.034. Epub 2020 Feb 22. PubMed PMID: 32146225.

Saad-Naguib, M.H., Timmons, D., Krishnamoorthy, K., & Attia, G.R. (2020, February). Cost-effective analysis of  infertility treatment in women with anovulatory polycystic ovarian syndrome. Global Reproductive Health: Winter 2020 - Volume 5 - Issue 3 - p e38 doi: 10.1097/GRH.0000000000000038

Gonzalez A, Artazcoz, S., Elorriaga, F., Timmons, D., & Carugno, J. (2020, February). Endometriosis Presenting  as Recurrent Hemorrhagic Ascites: A Case Report and Literature Review. International Journal of Fertility & Sterility. Volume 14, Number 1, Apr-Jun 2020. PMID: 32112640

Knickerbocker, A., Timmons, D., Tjendra, Y., Simone, G., & Carugno, J. (2020, January). Association of a  Large Vulvar Tumor in a Young Premenopausal Woman With Recurrent Pseudoangiomatous Stromal Hyperplasia of the Breasts. Archive of Oncology. Volume 26, Issue 1, Pages 16-18.

Alonso Pacheco, L., Timmons, D., Saad-Naguib, M., & Carugno, J. (2019, September) Hysteroscopic  Management of Retained Products of Conception: A Single Center Observational Study. Facts Views Vis Obgyn. 2019 Sep;11(3):217-222. PubMed PMID: 32082527

Timmons, D., Montrief, T., Koyfman, A., Long, B. (2019, August) Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: A  review for emergency clinicians. Am J Emerg Med. 37(8):1577-1584. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2019.05.018. Epub 2019 May 7. PMID: 31097257.

Alonso, L., Ulker, A., Timmons, D., & Carugno J. (2019, April) Endometrial Fat Cell Metaplasia: An Incidental  Shiny Gold Spot Inside the Uterus. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 27(1):7-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2019.04.014. PubMed PMID: 30986564.

Research Interests

Cellular Metabolomics 
Embryo Implantation
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss