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Robert A. Ross Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Genevieve Neal-Perry, MD, PhD was born and raised in New Jersey. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and obtained her MD/PhD in pharmacology from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Dr. Neal-Perry completed residency and fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) at Beth Israel Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, respectively. Upon completion of fellowship, she joined faculty at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where she rose to the rank of Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Neuroscience. While at Einstein College of Medicine she served as the REI division research and fellowship director as well as the Associate Dean for Diversity and Mentoring.

In 2015, Dr. Neal-Perry joined the Department of OB/GYN at the University of Washington where she was recruited to be the Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. While at the University of Washington, she lead the creation and opening of the Cancer and Reproduction Clinic at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and she was instrumental in developing the inaugural employee discount program for fertility service the University of Washington faculty, students and employees.

In April 2020, Dr. Neal-Perry was appointed as Chair with tenure for the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology here in Chapel Hill.

Dr. Neal-Perry research program has focused on the menopause and the impact of nutrition on reproductive and fertility outcomes. She has published a wide range of original research manuscripts, reviews, and book chapters in the field of reproductive science. Additionally, Dr. Neal-Perry is a national leadership in women’s health research and reproductive endocrinology. Her leadership roles have included serving as a NIH study section member for Integrative and Clinical Endocrinology and Reproduction Study Section and the Chair and a member of the Reproductive, Andrology and Gynecology study section. She has also served as a member of the REI Division of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Basic Science Vice President for the Endocrine Society. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and a scientific advisor for Endocrinology.

Dr. Neal-Perry’s clinical interest and expertise include general infertility, cancer and reproductive health, PCOS, in vitro fertilization, third party reproduction, single and same sex reproduction, nutrition and fertility, premature ovarian insufficiency, ovarian aging, menopause and perimenopause complaints, and menstrual cycle dysfunction. She specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures intended to restore fertility including ovarian cyst removal, tubal reconstruction and uterine polyp and fibroid management.

Clinical Profile

Genevieve Neal-Perry, MD, PhD – UNC Health Care

Research interests:

  • Maternal Health and Fertility Outcomes in Offspring
  • Menopause and Health Outcomes
  • Nutrition