Cindy M.P. Duke is a M.D. Ph.D trained Physician Scientist and Entrepreneur who is Board Certified in Gynecology and Obstetrics, as well as Fellowship trained in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). Dr. Duke is the Physician Founder, Medical Director and Lab Director of the Nevada Fertility Institute in Sunny Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. She is also a Ph.D. trained, award winning, Virologist whose research interests centered on the interplay of viruses with the human immune system. Dr. Cindy is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine where she plays a role in Resident and Medical Student Education. Her current Research efforts have focused on the intersection of Healthcare delivery with technology and how that can be used to close gaps in accessing medical care.
Dr. Duke is a very effective communicator with a dynamic personality and outstanding people skills. While continuing to serve as the practicing Physician of the highly acclaimed Nevada Fertility Institute, Dr. Duke is also an International Telemedicine Expert who worked to start a virtual Women’s Health Clinic in the Caribbean in early 2016. That clinic now delivers Comprehensive Women’s Healthcare via HIPAA compliant technology that is integrated with local pharmacies and laboratories in the Caribbean. Dr. Duke consistently works well with teams across specialties/disciplines. Her engaging personality and charismatic presence is evident in her motivational talks. Dr. Duke is a Medical and Social Media Influencer who is also a published author of numerous scientific papers, reviews, textbook chapters, news articles and blogs.
As a Physician Executive, Dr. Duke has served on a number of hospital boards and more recently has joined the Women’s Health Advisory Council (WHAC) for Healthywomen.org and is a serving member of the Executive Committee for the “Light the Night” event of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Las Vegas.Dr. Duke has been (and continues to be) the beneficiary of many outstanding mentors/role models throughout her career. As a result, outside of her clinical work and research, Dr. Duke understands the value of giving back to her community which she views as the global village. One facet of Dr. Duke’s extracurricular work includes outreach to women and girls to encourage/foster their continued interest in careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Dr. Duke is the Host and Producer of the ‘Girl Powered Success & Survival International’ (aka GriPSSI) Podcast. This podcast is aimed at highlighting the work and dynamic career paths of women and girls around the globe! You can find and subscribe to the GriPSSI podcast on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public and Google Play! Dr. Duke is also the Producer of a number of informative online programs aimed at debunking myths surrounding Fertility/Infertility amongst Men and Women in the Diaspora! She is also actively creating and curating information about Coronavirus/COVID-19 for the general public.
Her Hobbies include: Gardening, Photography, Baking, Writing Poetry
Bachelor of Science: City College of New York, City University of New York
MD: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY
MS: Microbiology & Immunology, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY
PhD: Microbiology & Immunology with focus in Virology, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY
Residency: Gynecology & Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Physician Leader Certificate: Physician Leadership and Management, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT