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Anne Steiner, MD, MPH

Medical Director at the Duke Fertility Center


Dr. Anne Steiner, Medical Director at the Duke Fertility Center, believes that individualized care rooted in a compassionate, doctor-patient relationship is the best and most successful approach to caring for the infertile couple. 

She is dedicated to applying the latest scientific knowledge and using advanced technologies, when appropriate, to provide high quality care to her patients. Dr. Steiner has had extensive experience with ovulation induction, in vitro fertilization, and fertility surgery, as well as the management of reproductive endocrine disorders. She is known nationally for her expertise in reproductive aging, fertility testing, and egg freezing.

Dr. Steiner is Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Duke. She mentors medical students, residents and fellows in clinical care and research in the field. She is nationally known for her research on biomarkers of ovarian aging as predictors of reproductive potential and has had funding for her research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 2006. She currently serves as an investigator for the Reproductive Medicine Network, which conducts infertility research studies.

Dr. Steiner has published extensively in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility and is currently an associate editor for Fertility & Sterility, the leading scientific journal in the field. She has received numerous awards including a Junior Faculty Award and the Jefferson Pilot Fellowship Award, and was recently named a Triangle Healthcare Hero. She has been practicing in the Triangle since 2006.


Dr. Steiner attended medical school at Emory University, completed her residency and earned a master’s in public health at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and trained in the subspecialty of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Clinical Focus and Research

  • Infertility
  • Egg freezing
  • Reproductive aging
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Amenorrhea (absent menses)


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