Abigail Bernard, MD

Dr. Abigail Bernard
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellow


Why did you choose Duke for your fellowship training?

I am so fortunate to be completing my REI fellowship training at Duke University because the opportunities and support that this institution provides are extraordinary. Not only are trainees encouraged to pursue clinical excellence as well as engage in meaningful research, but they are trained by approachable faculty that are leaders in the field. At Duke, the sky truly is the limit.

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

There are so many elements such as the camaraderie amongst the fellows and faculty, the research support, the clinical volume, and I love living in North Carolina!

What are your career goals?

I aspire to be a well-rounded reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist that practices the most up-to-date, evidence-based medicine while caring for the entirety of the patient. I plan to surround myself with learners so I might play a part in educating and mentoring the next generation of medical practitioners. Lastly, I plan to never stop learning.

Clinical Focus and Research

Optimizing the patient experience as they undergo fertility treatment by enhancing patient education.


Bernard AL, Barbour AK, Meernik C, Madeira JL, Lindheim SR, Goodman LR. The impact of an interactive multimedia educational platform on patient comprehension and anxiety during fertility treatment: a randomized controlled trial. F S Rep. 2022 May 22;3(3):214-222.

Bernard AL, Lindheim SR, Goodman LR. Belly full of blood: a rare presentation of endometriosis. Fertil Steril 2019 Dec;112(6):1057-1058. 

Young S and Bernard A: Faculty Opinions Recommendation of [von Versen-Höynck F et al., Hypertension 2019 73(3:640-649)]. In Faculty Opinions, 09 Oct 2019

Bernard, A., Schumacher, K., Marsh, C. Endometrial Scratch (Injury): Does Timing Matter?. Journal of Family and Reproductive Health 2019 June;13(2):85-88.

Vargo JDGrow JN, Yang S, Bernard AL, Nazir N, Bhavsar D. Parameters for Ordering Blood Cultures in Major Burn Injury Patients: Improving Clinical Assessment. J Burn Care Res 2018 Apr 20;39(3):445-449. 

Bernard A, Satterwhite CL, Reddy M. Frequency of 6-week follow-up appointment scheduling after intrauterine device insertion. BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health 2018 Jan;44(1):33-36.


  • M.D., University of Kansas School of Medicine, 2019
  • Residency, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2023
  • Current Fellow in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University School of Medicine