Luke Gatta, MD

Luke Gatta, MD
Maternal-Fetal Medicine


Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Start Year: 


Why did you chose Duke for fellowship training?

The culture is committed to mentorship.  We compel one another to work at our highest standards, in a shared sense of promoting the common good for our patients and their families.

What excites you about the residency/fellowship program at Duke OB/GYN?

Servant leadership is expected among the residents and fellows, and I am excited to see where the “Duke process” takes us, individually and collectively.

What are your career interests?

Academic medicine. Who doesn’t want to be a lifelong learner?

What are your hobbies?

Hailing from Brooklyn, I once embraced all that was happening in the big city — from concrete pickup games to MoMA. Now, my heartland (from Iowa) wife and our two kids are inevitably making me a budding outdoorsman. I still listen to baseball on the radio. And if our house were on fire, I would run back in to save a collection of books with the title pages signed by authors that I have had the opportunity to meet.


Education & Training

Saint Louis University, 2012

Medical School 
Drexel University College of Medicine, 2016

Duke University School of Medicine, 2020

MacLean Clinical Ethics Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2022


Awards & Honors

AI SPARK Award for Collaborative Research with Duke Center for AI in Radiology (DAIR), 2021-2022

Josiah C Trent Memorial Foundation Scholarship, 2019-2021.

Education Chief Resident, 2019-2020

Michelle P Winn Inclusion Excellence Award, Nominee 2020

SMFM Resident Award for Excellence, 2020

PDC Strength, Hope, and Caring Award, 2019

Peter Cartwright Humanism Award (Co-Recipient), 2018

Feagin Leadership Program Scholar, 2018

Practice Course Professionalism Award, 2017, 2019

Intern Teaching Award, 2017

Duke SOM Appleseed Award, 2017, Nominee 2018

Maurice C. Clifford Leadership Award, 2016

Golden Apple for Outstanding Service and Teaching, 2016

Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2016


Publications & Presentations 

For an updated list of peer-reviewed publications, visit this link:


Research Interests

Placenta accreta spectrum, hemorrhage, and clinical/research ethics