18 Black Fertility Doctors to Help You Explore Your Parenting Options
by Yasmine Jameelah



September 22, 2020


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18 Black Fertility Doctors to Help You Explore Your Parenting Options

A recent article published by The Chicago Tribune suggested Black women are almost twice as likely to experience infertility than white women but seek medical help for it half as much. About 15 percent of white women between 25 and 44 seek infertility treatment, compared with only 8 percent of Black women. The Black Love team has compiled a list of Black fertility specialists across the country to show support for our families looking to conceive. Check out the list below to see if your state or one neighboring is mentioned. 

Dr. Cindy Duke with a patient (Photo courtesy of Instagram/@drcindymduke)
Dr. Cindy Duke with a patient (Photo courtesy of Instagram/@drcindymduke)

Las Vegas, Nevada 

Cindy M.P Duke, MD, Ph.D., FACOG
Dr. Cindy Duke is a physician-scientist who is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and fellowship-trained in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. In addition to fostering hope with her clinical family-building expertise, she is empowering her global village by promoting fertility awareness through social media and community outreach.

Atlanta, Georgia

Jerrine R. Morris, MD, MPH
Dr. Morris’ research interests include the psychosocial factors associated with fertility treatment, factors affecting IVF success among underrepresented minorities, recurrent pregnancy loss, and reproductive physiology with focus on disorders in ovulation. 

Obehi A. Asemota MD, FACOG, MCLD
Dr. Obehi Asemota, MD is a Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Specialist in Atlanta, GA and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field.

San Francisco, California (Bay Area)

Danielle Lane, MD
Dr. Danielle Lane is the CEO and Medical Director at Lane Fertility Institute, she founded and created a multi-million dollar company focused on optimizing fertility care. 

Temeka Zore, MD, FACOG
Instagram: @temekazoremd
Dr. Temeka Zore is a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist and board-certified OB/GYN. Dr. Zore works at Spring Fertility in San Francisco. 

Dr. Temeka Zore (Photo courtesy of Instagram/@temekazoremd)
Dr. Temeka Zore (Photo courtesy of Instagram/@temekazoremd)

Baltimore, Maryland

Kamaria C. Cayton Vaught, MD, FACOG
Instagram: @kamariacaytonvaughtmd
Dr. Kamaria Cayton, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Baltimore, MD. She currently practices at University-Maryland OB/GYN Rsd. 

Lutherville, Maryland

Chantel Cross, MC, FACOG
Website: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org
Dr. Cross is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist whose clinical practice is centered on the evaluation and treatment of women facing infertility and those with reproductive endocrinopathies affecting their fertility.

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Bethesda, Maryland 

Torie Comeaux Plowden, PD, MPH, FACOG
Dr. Plowden is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist who recently completed fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). She has clinical interests in health care disparities, fibroids, sexual health and is also active in clinical and epidemiological research.

Los Angeles, California

Semara Thomas, MD, MSc, FACOG
Instagram: @drsemarathomas
Dr. Thomas is committed to helping her patients achieve their family-building goals. She is interested in egg freezing, nutrition and fertility, obesity, PCOS, LGBTQ care, fertility preservation in cancer patients, recurrent pregnancy loss, and premature ovarian insufficiency. 

Dr. Fabiola Balmir, MD (Photo credit: doctors.ahn.org)
Dr. Fabiola Balmir, MD (Photo credit: doctors.ahn.org)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Fabiola Balmir, MD, FACOG
Website: https://doctors.ahn.org
Dr. Fabiola Balmir, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist and has medical staff privileges at West Penn Hospital and Allegheny General Hospital.




Beachwood, Ohio

Channing Burks MD, FACOG
Instagram: @channingburkschatmonmd
Dr. Channing Burks specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and OB/GYN in Beachwood, Ohio. 

Durham, North Carolina 

Tia Jackson-Bey MD, FACOG
Dr. Tia Jackson-Bey, MD is a Obstetrics & Gynecology specialist in Durham, NC who also has written an article explaining more about preeclampsia, and how it impacts many women during pregnancy including Beyoncé, during her most recent birth to twins Sir and Rumi.

Chicago, Illinois 

Dr. Deborah Ikhena-Abel, MD, MSC, FACOG
Instagram: @deborah_ikhena_abelmd
Dr. Deborah Ikhena-Abel is an obstetrician-gynecologist that specializes in general Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.

Dallas, Texas

Tiffany Jones, MD, FACOG
Instagram: @tjonesivfmd
Dr. Tiffany Jones is a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility specialist specializing in low-cost fertility treatments.

Dr. Tiffany Jones, MD (Photo courtesy of Instagram/@tjonesivfmd)

Detroit, Michigan 

Erica D. Louden, MD, MPH
Instagram: @elouden.fertilitydoc
Dr. Erica D Louden, MD is a doctor located in Detroit, MI and her specialties include Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Providence, Rhode Island 

Luwam Ghidei, MD
Website: https://www.bcm.edu
Dr. Luwam Ghidei, MD is a doctor primarily located in Providence, RI. 

Greenville, South Carolina  

Lisa Green, MD, MPH
Website: https://doctors.ghs.org
Dr. Lisa Green’s specialties include Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr. Ndeye-Aicha Gueye (Photo courtesy of Dr. Ndeye Gueye)
Dr. Ndeye-Aicha Gueye (Photo courtesy of Dr. Ndeye Gueye)

Allentown, Pennsylvania 

Ndeye-Aicha Gueye, MD
Website: https://rmanetwork.com
Dr. Ndeye-Aicha Gueye is a Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Specialist located in Allentown, PA.