Kelly Acharya, MD

Kelly Acharya, MD
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist
Director of the Duke Fertility Preservation Program; Reproductive Endocrinology Liaison
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Dr. Acharya is passionate about providing personalized and high-quality reproductive endocrinology and fertility care to patients from all walks of life. As the director of the Duke Fertility Preservation Program as well as the Reproductive Endocrinology Liaison for the Duke Prematurity Prevention clinic, she strives to assist women with fertility options in the face of difficult medical and reproductive conditions. She feels honored to be able to provide hope for patients struggling to build their family now or in the future.

Dr. Acharya has a strong interest in evidence-based medicine and in using the most up-to-date methods to provide individualized care for each of her patients.


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Clinical Focus and Research

General infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, fertility preservation and egg freezing, recurrent pregnancy loss, minimizing risk of premature delivery through individualized fertility care and adolescent reproductive disorders.

Research experience includes optimizing success rates in IVF, the impact of environmental factors on fertility, fertility options concurrent with a cancer diagnosis, and the evaluation of fertility in the setting of benign conditions such as endometriosis and sickle cell anemia. 



  • M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 2012
  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University School of Medicine, 2012 - 2016
  • Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University School of Medicine, 2016 - 2019
  • Board Certification:
    American Board of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology
    American Board of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility