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Thomas Michael Price

Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Box 3143 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Duke Fertility Clinic, 5601 Arringdon Park Dr., Ste 210, Morrisville, NC 27560
Office hours M-F 8 am - 5 pm  


Dr. Price is involved in both clinical and basic science research. The main focus of the basic science molecular endocrinology laboratory is the study of novel sex steroid receptors. Currently, the work focuses on a novel progesterone receptor that localizes to the mitochondrion. Studies including RNAi in cell models and creation of transgenic mice are ongoing to discover the function of this receptor. The overall hypothesis is that progesterone modulates mitochondrial activity to meet the increased cellular energy demands of pregnancy via this receptor.
Dr. Price also participates in clinical research endeavors. These projects are constantly changing and focus on many aspects of reproductive endocrinology including ovarian preservation during chemotherapy, treatments for menorrhagia, endometriosis, leiomyomata and infertility.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology · 2023 - Present Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education, Training & Certifications

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 1984 M.D.