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“I feel incredibly fortunate to call Nevada Fertility Institute my home. We look forward to the opportunity of meeting you and working together to help you achieve your dream of growing your family.”

– Cindy M. P. Duke, M.D., Ph.D., FACOG

A Note From Dr. Cindy M. P. Duke

Dr. Cindy DukeWelcome to Nevada Fertility Institute, and thank you for your interest in our center. NFI was founded to provide residents of Las Vegas and its surrounding areas with a local home for world-class fertility care. We are proud to offer the latest diagnostic and treatment options for both female and male patients, and we are committed to service excellence at every step of our patients’ reproductive journeys.

At NFI, our service model is based on patient-centered healthcare, which allows us to accommodate our patients’ values and preferences along with their medical needs and design a truly individualized care plan for each patient. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate, one-on-one service that places the highest priority not only on our patients’ outcomes, but also their experiences while under our care.

Professionally, I feel incredibly fortunate to call NFI my home. Our comprehensive, state-of-the-art facility is unparalleled in the region, and our hand-picked team of experts and staff are truly among the brightest and most devoted individuals I’ve ever known. We look forward to the opportunity of meeting you and working together to help you achieve your dream of growing your family.

–Dr. Cindy M. P. Duke

Cindy M. P. Duke, M.D., Ph.D., FACOG

Medical Director

 

Dr. Cindy M. P. Duke is an MD/PhD trained Physician Scientist who is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship trained in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). Dr. Duke is a very effective communicator with a dynamic personality and outstanding people skills. She consistently works well with teams across different medical specialties/disciplines.

 

Education

  • MD: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY USA
  • PhD: Microbiology & Immunology, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY USA
  • Residency: Gynecology & Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD USA
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT USA

Dr. Duke was born in Trinidad and Tobago and completed her Primary and Secondary Education on her idyllic home island of Tobago. She has been (and continues to be) the beneficiary of many outstanding mentors/role models throughout her career. As a result, outside of her clinical work and research, Dr. Duke understands the value of giving back to her community which she views as the global village. Her Clinical and Research Interests include Oncofertility, Fertility Preservation, Investigating the Role of the Microbiome in Reproduction and Eliminating Disparities in Healthcare Access and Delivery for Treatment Infertility.

Her Hobbies include: Gardening, Photography, Baking, Writing Poetry.

Dr. Duke is able to treat the following health issues:

  • Primary Infertility
  • Secondary Infertility
  • Male Factor Infertility
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss/Miscarriage
  • Egg Freezing
  • Fertility Preservation for Cancer patients
  • Diminished Ovarian Reserve
  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Reproductive Endocrine Irregularities
  • Prenatal Genetic Screening
  • Prenatal Genetic Diagnostics
  • Menstrual Abnormalities
  • Uterine Fibroid Management

 


 

Media Appearances:

Yale Cancer Center Answers, National Public Radio: “Fertility Preservation Options for the Patient Facing a Cancer Diagnosis”

Yale Cancer Center Answers, National Public Radio: “Fertility Preservation Options for Cancer Patients”

 

Peer-Reviewed Original Research

  1. Heather A. Lankes, Christine N. Zanghi, Kathlyn Santos, Cristina Capella, Cindy M. Duke and Stephen Dewhurst. “In vivo gene delivery and expression by bacteriophage lambda vectors.” Journal of Applied Microbiology 2007, 102 (5): 1337-49
  2. Kathlyn Santos, Cindy M. Duke, Sol M. Rodriguez-Colon, Anthony Dakwar, Shongshan Fan, Michael C. Keefer, Howard J. Federoff, John G. Frelinger, William J. Bowers and Stephen Dewhurst. “Effect of promoter strength on protein expression and immunogenicity of an HSV-1 amplicon vector encoding HIV-1 Gag.” Vaccine 2007, 25(9): 1634-46.
  3. Cindy M.P. Duke, Casey A. Maguire, Michael C. Keefer, Howard J. Federoff, William J. Bowers and Stephen Dewhurst. “HSV-1 amplicon vectors elicit polyfunctional T cell responses to HIV-1 Env and strongly boost responses to an adenovirus prime.” Vaccine 2007, 25 (42): 7410-21.
  4. Anne F. Rositch, Michelle I. Silver, Anne Burke, Raphael Viscidi, Kathryn Chang, Cindy M.P. Duke, Wen Shen and Patti E. Gravitt. “The Correlation between HPV Positivity and Abnormal Cervical Cytology Differs by Age Among Perimenopausal Women”. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Diseases 2013, 17(1): 38-47.
  5. Karalok HM1, Karalok E, Saglam O, Torun A, Guzeloglu-Kayisli O, Lalioti MD, Kristansson H, Duke CM, Choe G, Flannery C, Kallen CB, Seli E. “mRNA-binding Protein TIA-1 Reduces Cytokine Expression in Human Endometrial Stromal Cells and is Down-Regulated in Ectopic Endometrium”. J Clin Endocrin Metab 2014, 99(12): E2610-9.

 

Chapters, Books, and Reviews

  1. Kathlyn Santos*, Cindy M. Duke* and Stephen Dewhurst. “Amplicons as Vaccine Vectors”. Current Gene Therapy 2006, 6(3): 383-92. Review. *Both authors contributed equally to this publication.
  2. Cindy M.P. Duke, Torrie Plowden and Alicia Y. Armstrong. “Disparate Cardiovascular and Diabetic Outcomes in Young Adult Black Women: Studies from Across the Globe”. Current Cardiovascular Risks Reports 2012, 6 (3): 251-258. Review.
  3. Ryan J. Heitmann, Cindy M.P. Duke, William H. Catherino and Alicia Y. Armstrong. Surgical Treatments and Outcomes. In Fibroids: Gynecology in Practice, ISBN: 978-0-470-67094-1. Book Chapter.
  4. Cindy M.P Duke and Hugh Taylor. “Stem cells and the reproductive system: historical perspective and future directions”. Maturitas 2013, 76(3): 284-9. Review.
  5. Duke CM and Patrizio P. The patient with recurrent poor embryo quality. In Case studies in IVF, Macklon N, Norman R, Fatemi H, Patrizio P (editors). Cambridge University Press, London 2014. Book Chapter.
  6. Cindy M.P Duke and Mindy Christianson. Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technologies. In The Johns Hopkins Manual of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 5th edition, Jessica Bienstock, Edward Wallach, and Harold Fox (editors). Wolters Kluwer Health, Philadelphia 2015. Book Chapter.

 

Invited Editorials and Commentaries

  1. Duke CM. Fertility preservation, advances & controversies. Reprod Sci 2014, 21(12): 1526. Book Review.