Thomas M. Price, MD

Thomas M. Price, MD
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist
Medical Director of the Duke Fertility Center
(919) 572-4673

About

Dr. Price considers the subspecialty of reproductive endocrinology and infertility to be an incredibly challenging and fulfilling field, and is "very lucky that each day I still wake up eager to go to work." He has spent his entire adult life in the field of medicine. Even before he was old enough for medical school, he worked as a nursing assistant in such areas as the intensive care unit, burn unit and emergency department. "One of the main reasons that I love this work actually happened the morning that I wrote this — that day, like many days, I got to hold a beautiful three-month-old baby, which came into the world with a little help from the Duke Fertility Center."

Clinical Focus and Research

Assisted reproduction technologies, recurrent pregnancy loss, reproductive tract abnormalities, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis and uterine fibroids.

Clinical and basic science research interests include the study of novel sex steroid receptors. Currently, the work focuses on novel progesterone receptors that may act on the cell membrane. This new mechanism of treatment could have an impact on many physiological processes varying from sperm function to the growth of breast cancers.

Publications

Training

  • MD, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 1984
  • Residency in Obstetrics-Gynecology, University of North Carolina Hospitals, 1989
  • Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1991
  • Board Certification
    American Board of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology
    American Board of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology