Sarah K. Dotters-Katz
Assistant Professor - Track IV of Obstetrics and Gynecology

My passion is for medical education. As a resident, I received the intern teaching award, as well as the resident teaching award 3 years running. I completed the “Resident as Teacher” program during that time as well. I obtained my Masters of Medical Health Professions Education from Eastern Virginia Medical School. 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, and I was selected twice by the residents as the “Outstanding Fellow Educator” in the department, and received three medical student teaching awards. In coming to Duke, I joined the Division of Education as the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Medical Education. I am so thrilled to bring energy and enthusiasm for teaching back 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. 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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