Sarah K. Dotters-Katz
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

My passion is for medical education. As a resident, I was recognized for excellence in teaching by the medical students during all four years of my training, and completed the “Resident as Teacher” program during that time as well. I have obtained my Masters of Medical Health Professions Education from Eastern Virginia Medical School from 2016-2017. During that time, I also completed the University of North Carolina Faculty Scholars program and was inducted into the University of North Carolina’s Academy of Educators. My passion for teaching was recognized by medical students and residents alike at UNC, receiving teaching awards from both medical students and residents. In coming to Duke in 2017, I joined the Division of Education as the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Medical Education. I now serve as the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, where I have the opportunity to work with medical students, physician assistant students and nurse practitioner students on a regular basis as well as help our faculty and residents become better teachers. I am proud and excited to continue to bring energy and enthusiasm for teaching to Duke and help inspire learners to love Obstetrics and Gynecology as much as I do.  

Current Research Interests

My research is about three different topics. First, I am interested in clinical infectious diseases and how they impact pregnancy. I also study chromosome problems, such as trisomy 13 or 18, in pregnancy. Finally, I do research regarding medical education in order to try to find better ways to teach our learners.

My educational focus extends into my research as well, specifically interest in how pre-clinical exposure to various specialties effects learner perceptions about various specialties and ultimately career choices. I also study letters of recommendation for OBGYN residency and MFM fellowship. 

My clinical research focuses in the areas of infectious diseases and effects of fetal chromosome abnormalities on pregnancy. I have authored over 40 publications. I enjoy teaching medical students and residents about clinical research and helping these learners understand the basics of medical research from clinical question to final publication. 


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