Alexander Duncan, MD

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Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Hemapheresis Unit and Special Coagulation Laboratory
Emory University Hospital
Blood Disorders


Alexander Duncan, MD is Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. A board certified clinical pathologist, Dr. Duncan's clinical areas of expertise include congenital and acquired hemostasis, and thrombophilia.


Dr. Duncan received his M.B. and Ch.B From the University of Glasgow in Scotland. He completed an Internship in Medicine & Surgery at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. At the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, he completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Clinical Pathology.


Dr. Duncan and his staff have identified several profiles that identify patients at higher risk for problems and in particular have recognized that a particular analyte Lipoprotein (a) has a much higher frequency in this population and may be an important predictor of future pregnancy problems. As a result of this work on infertility patients he has devised a protocol now used by all major IVF groups in Atlanta in which LMW heparin is started prior to embryo transfer and this has apparently improved the pregnancy success rate. He believes the whole infertility and early pregnancy failure area offers significant opportunity for further study on the involvement of the hemostasis system in diagnosis and monitoring of these patients in the first trimester.


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