Nicole Pazzaglini Kerner
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

My career interest has focused on patient care, medical education, and service to the department via my committee and task force involvement. I enjoy caring for gynecologic issues in patients of all ages, from adolescence through menopause. I originally came to Duke in 2010 and was able to blend my clinical practice with teaching medical, PA, NP students and residents. In July 2020, I became the Medical Director of the Benign Gynecology Clinic and joined the Womens Community and Population Health Division. This enabled me to combine my passion more deeply for education with patient care. This clinic serves as the primary gynecology resident clinic and cares for many of our community’s underserved population, as well as many of the most complex patients in the hospital system.In this role, I teach office gynecology, and perform a various array of surgical cases that range widely in complexity.In addition, I have teaching responsibilities in hospital obstetrics.I hope to continue to grow as a clinician leader while fostering others to excel, especially in the arena of surgical education.  

Current Research Interests

Investigating barriers to care in particular in relation to gynecologic follow up related to Emergency Department visits.
Bringing a user friendly app for surgical patients in preoperative and postoperative periods  for FAQ's, appointment reminders, warning signs to enhance patient care and decrease call burden on triage nursing

Office Hours

8:30AM-5:30PM Mon-Fri

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 40 Medicine Circle, Durham, NC 27710
  • 5324 McFarland Drive Suite 300, Box 3840, Durham, NC 27617

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