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Dr. James Segars
Dr. James Segars

Dr. James Segars is director of the Division of Reproductive Science and Women’s Health Research and a professor in the Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. He leads the Howard and Georgeanna Seegar Jones Reproductive Endocrinology Laboratory and oversees all research in the department. His research focuses on uterine fibroids, polycystic ovary syndrome, and reproductive and ovarian disorders. His lab is currently engaged in investigations to understand the role of the gene AKAP13 in hormone action in the ovary and uterus. Another major area of Dr. Segars’ research centers on clarifying clinical disorders that contribute to infertility in women. This includes identification of causal genes that lead to reproductive diseases.

Dr. Segars received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and went on to earn his M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine. He completed both his residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a clinical fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Segars performed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Laboratory of Molecular Growth Regulation at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Dr. Segars joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2015.

Prior to coming to Johns Hopkins, Dr. Segars was head of the Unit on Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Dr. Segars is the current president of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the Society for Reproductive Investigation. He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed research articles and serves on the editorial boards of Reproductive Sciences, Molecular Human Reproduction, Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, and Fertility and Sterility. Dr. Segars is the recipient of several awards and honors, including a National Institutes of Health’s Director’s Award for Mentoring.

Medical Degree
Duke University School of Medicine

Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Medical Center

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
Vanderbilt University

Clinical Fellowship, Reproductive Endocrinology
Vanderbilt University

Postdoctoral Fellowship,
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Laboratory of Molecular Growth Regulation

Board Certification
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Obstetrics and Gynecology

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